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How to disable the virtual keyboard on a tablet with Windows 8

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Sometimes it is necessary to disable the virtual keyboard on a tablet running Windows 8. For example, you open OneNote and want to start drawing, and the keyboard crawls out and takes half a screen.

Or open a Word document to read, and at this time, again, the unnecessary keyboard pops up.

Or you use a tablet primarily for drawing, then you do not need a keyboard again. You can always click the "Hide" button.

And you can go to radical measures and completely turn it off.

You will need

  • Tablet running the operating system Windows 8.

Instructions

1

We go to the control panel of the computer.

Windows 8 Control Panel by category

2

If the view mode is enabled by category, then switch to icon mode. Run the "Administration".

Windows 8 Control Panel - small icons

3

In the "Administration" section, start the "Services".

Control Panel - & gt- Administration - & gt- Services

4

In the opened list of services of the operating system we are looking for "Service of the touch keyboard and the handwriting panel".

Windows 8 Services

5

Double click on the name of the service. In the properties window that will open, stop the service (the "Stop" button) and set the launch type to "Disabled." Now the service is completely disabled, and the keyboard will not bother you anymore.

Disable the service of the touch keyboard and the handwriting panel

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The downside is that in the option of disabling the serviceTouch the keyboard you can not enter text without an external keyboard. But still there is one trick. In Windows 8 (and in previous versions too) there is an onscreen keyboard in the special features section. It can be found at the address "C: WindowsSystem32osk.exe" through the browser or from the control panel: "Control Panel - & gt- Special Features - & gt- Enable the on-screen keyboard". This keyboard is called only when you call it, but it will not let you stay completely without the ability to enter text.

Enable the onscreen keyboard

How to disable the virtual keyboard on a tablet with Windows 8 Was last modified: June 20th, 2017 By Coufyahw
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