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How to get visual feedback when using a touchscreen in Windows 11

How to get visual feedback when using a touchscreen in Windows 11

Short guide

  1. Open the Accessibility settings by pressing the Windows logo key  + U.  Select Mouse pointer and touch.
  2. Scroll down so that you can see the Touch indicator section, and tap the toggle switch for Touch indicator to turn it on.
  3. To make the visual feedback more noticeable, tick the checkbox labelled Make the circle darker and larger.

Before and after

A Windows 11 app with and without Touch indicator selected

This section explains the steps you need to follow to enable the Touch indicator in Windows 11. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help.

Open the Accessibility settings

1. Open the Accessibility settings by pressing the Windows logo key  + U.  Alternatively, click Start then Settings. Select Accessibility from the list on the left.

Click Start the Settings then select Accessibility from the list on the left

Select Mouse pointer and touch

2. Look under the Vision section of the Accessibility settings and select Mouse pointer and touch.

MCMW_Touchscreen feedback Win11_fig1.png

Enable the Touch indicator

3. Scroll down so that you can see the Touch indicator section and click or tap the toggle switch for Touch indicator to turn the feature on.

Tap or click the toggle switch for Touch indicator

Make the feedback more obvious

4. To make the visual feedback more noticeable, tick the checkbox labelled Make the circle darker and larger.

Tick the checkbox marked Make the circle darker and larger

Note: If this does not work it could be because someone else manages your computer settings (an IT department or administrator). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

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