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    Turn On or Off Automatically Show Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Automatically Show Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Automatically Show Touch Keyboard when No Keyboard Attached in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    03 Sep 2020
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    Turn On or Off Automatically Show Touch Keyboard when No Keyboard Attached in Windows 10


    You can use different keyboards with Windows to fit your needs. The most common is a physical, external keyboard that you plug into your PC. Windows 10 includes a touch keyboard for PCs.

    If you’re using a tablet, or if your PC is in tablet mode, the touch keyboard will automatically open when you need it. Just tap where you’d like to enter text and the keyboard will pop up, or press the touch keyboard button on the taskbar.

    If you have a touch screen, then this tutorial will show you how to turn on or off automatically showing the touch keyboard when not in tablet mode and there's no keyboard attached for your account in Windows 10.

    This tutorial will not work for you if you do not have a touch screen.


    Contents

    • Option One: Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard in Desktop Mode when No Keyboard Attached in Typing Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard in Desktop Mode when No Keyboard Attached in Tablet Settings
    • Option Three: Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard in Desktop Mode when No Keyboard Attached using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Touch Keyboard
    Turn On or Off Automatically Show Touch Keyboard in Windows 10-touch_keyboard.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard in Desktop Mode when No Keyboard Attached in Settings


    This option is no longer available starting with Windows 10 version 2004. You will need to use Option Two or Option Three instead.


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on Devices.

    2 Click/tap on Typing on the left side, and turn On or Off (default) Show the touch keyboard when not in tablet mode and there's no keyboard attached under Touch keyboard on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    3 You can now close Settings if you like.

    Turn On or Off Automatically Show Touch Keyboard in Windows 10-touch_keyboard_settings.png






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard in Desktop Mode when No Keyboard Attached in Tablet Settings


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 version 2004.


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2 Click/tap on Tablet on the left side, and click/tap on the Change additional tablet settings on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Automatically Show Touch Keyboard in Windows 10-tablet_mode_settings-1.png

    3 Turn On or Off (default) Show the touch keyboard when there's no keyboard attached under When I'm not using tablet mode. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Automatically Show Touch Keyboard in Windows 10-tablet_mode_settings-2.png

    4 You can now close Settings if you like.






    OPTION THREE

    Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard in Desktop Mode when No Keyboard Attached using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7

    EnableDesktopModeAutoInvoke DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On


    1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Turn On Show Touch Keyboard in Desktop Mode when No Keyboard Attached

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_ON_show_touch_keyboard_when_no_keyboard_attached_in_desktop_mode.reg

    Download


    3 To Turn Off Show Touch Keyboard in Desktop Mode when No Keyboard Attached

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_OFF_show_touch_keyboard_when_no_keyboard_attached_in_desktop_mode.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
       #1

    Tutorial updated to add option 2.
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