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I have a 2 screen setup with Windows 8 pro, one is a normal monitor and the other is a touch screen. When using the touch screen to do anything it moves the mouse pointer to that location and then I have to move it back across when switching to my main monitor.

It doesn't make much sense for the touch screen to move the pointer as it is irrelevant to the way you interact with the screen. I looked through the touch settings and couldn't find anything, is there any way from within Windows to stop this?

This related question one refers to Windows 7, Windows 8

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@Sathya I thought only questions with an accepted or upvoted answer can be used as "duplicate target" ? Am I wrong? – nixda Jul 11 '13 at 11:08
@nixda you're right, but this was asked & closed long, long ago – Sathya Jul 11 '13 at 11:36
is it connected via USB? – Keltari Nov 29 '13 at 6:04

That is the design of touchscreens. When you touch a touchscreen, your finger becomes the mouse. If the mouse controls the cursor, and your finger is the mouse, then your finger controls the cursor.

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I realize that is the way it works, I am looking for a way to change the functionality – aaronp Jul 11 '13 at 10:59
@user1816968 Can't be done. – Kruug Jul 11 '13 at 13:02
@Kruug I'm thinking a program could pretty easily be setup to change this functionality... The issue with this would be that it could appear to be a "mouselogger(? mouse version of a keylogger)" where the app tracks the previous position of mouse. Once the touch event occurs, it would reset the location of the mouse. Just a thought. – Tom Feb 10 '14 at 21:53… – Tom Feb 10 '14 at 22:25
This isn't really an answer to the question. If you don't have anything useful to say then why bother answering? – thepaulpage Aug 8 '14 at 15:48

Use AutoHotkey to track the previous position of mouse. Once the touch event occurs, reset the location of the mouse.

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