Windows 10: Manually invoking keyboard popup in tablet mode

  1.    15 Jul 2015 #1

    Manually invoking keyboard popup in tablet mode


    Hi guys,

    When in full blown tablet mode (physical type cover completely removed), sometimes I want to initiate the on-screen keyboard to popup, but there is no keyboard icon in the "systray" area. But I can see the keyboard icon in the systray area when I'm in desktop mode.

    Is there a way I can have the keyboard icon visible/accessible from within tablet mode??
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  2. Posts : 8,330
    Windows 10 Professional
       15 Jul 2015 #2

    Not sure if this would work but you could try turning this off:

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  3.    15 Jul 2015 #3

    Hmm that was promising, but no it didn't work.

    I turned that option off and then went into tablet mode and there's still no keyboard icon.

    Does anyone actually have a keyboard icon in tablet mode?
    I.e. is there meant to be one?
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  4. Posts : 8,330
    Windows 10 Professional
       15 Jul 2015 #4

    recruit2 said: View Post
    Hmm that was promising, but no it didn't work.

    I turned that option off and then went into tablet mode and there's still no keyboard icon.

    Does anyone actually have a keyboard icon in tablet mode?
    I.e. is there meant to be one?
    Does the touch keyboard not pop up automatically when you invoke any text dialog box?
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  5.    16 Jul 2015 #5

    Right click (hold and release) on the tasks, and select show touch keyboard icon.
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  6.    16 Jul 2015 #6

    Edwin said: View Post
    Does the touch keyboard not pop up automatically when you invoke any text dialog box?
    doesn't do that anymore, it works like 8 series did when on the desktop, you have to manually bring up the keyboard

    on my win 8, they keyboard is a toolbar you need to add (right click taskbar and select toolbars), its not an item in the tray
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  7.    16 Jul 2015 #7

    ksdixon said: View Post
    Right click (hold and release) on the tasks, and select show touch keyboard icon.
    Perfect!!! That worked. Thanks.

    Had to touch-hold the task bar to get that option.

    Cheers.
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  8.    05 Aug 2015 #8

    ksdixon said: View Post
    Right click (hold and release) on the tasks, and select show touch keyboard icon.
    Brilliant! Thanks for this.

    I don't know if the cumulative update I just now did broke something, or if it always was this way, but now running Chrome in tablet mode does not automatically bring up the touch keyboard when I click the address bar. I wish it would...
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