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How to stop touchscreen turning display on


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I have a surface pro 2. My power button is set to turn the display off.

After the display turns off after pressing the power button, if I touch the screen's surface it turns the display on again.

Very annoying if I want to walk around holding the device.

Why does this happen?

How do I prevent the touchscreen from being able to turn the screen back on?

If important, I use the display off function because the device is being used to stream videos. So the device is always on.


New Member
Thanks for the reply.

If I set it to sleep, then the surface can't be accessed for media sharing.

So I need it to stay awake but with the screen off.