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How to Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10


Starting with Windows 10 build 17035, Microsoft is introducing the ability to see text suggestions while typing on a hardware keyboard. You can see three text suggestions near caret while typing and choose candidates in text suggestions if you find a word you want to insert. Set focus to the first suggestion by tapping the up arrow key on your keyboard and using the left/right arrow keys to change focus. To select the desired candidate, tap space or enter.

Text suggestions for hardware keyboard only supports the English (United States) language at this time.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show text suggestions as you type on a hardware keyboard for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard using a REG file


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Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Settings

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

2. Click/tap on Typing on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Show text suggestions as I type for what you want under Hardware keyboard on the right side. (see screenshot below)

3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard using a REG file


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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings

EnableHwkbTextPrediction 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 Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard

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

Turn_on_show_text_suggestions_for_hardware_keyboard.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard

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_text_suggestions_for_hardware_keyboard.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. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn