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Virtual keyboard popping up when trying to type

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Everytime I click a text box, such as the one I am typing in, the virtual keyboard pops up. It does this FOR EVERY SINGLE TEXT BOX and it is driving me insane. 

 

Yes, I have already gone to the settings and turned off the on-screen keyboard. It doesn't affect it at all. I might throw this computer through a window soon if I keep getting interrupted by the virtual keyboard. 

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Hello @alwest12914,

 

So example 2 is Widnows 8's touch keyboard and would explain why disabling the on-screen keyboard made no difference. 

 

Try this official Keyboard Troubleshooter provided by Microsoft: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9838526

 

If that doesn't seem to work, please try the below solution:

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Navigate to Administrative Tools
  3. Scroll down and select Services
  4. Find Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Service (something along the lines)
  5. Right-click then stop the service and switch startup to Disabled

Let me know if that helps in anyway.

 

Best regards,

Eddy


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EddyK
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Hello @alwest12914,

 

Sorry to hear about your frustrations. 

 

I have a few suggestions but first, does it look like example #1 or example #2?

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I'm a bit inexperienced with Windows 8, but I do know that there are two types of on-screen keyboards - at least for Windows 10 that is.

 

The accent colour on the first example may vary.

 

Kind regards,

Eddy


I am currently preoccupied with both academic and professional priorities so please note that there may be a delay in my responses. Please take my advice with a pinch of salt and while I will try my best to help you with my limited knowledge, I may not be able to completely solve your issue. Thank you for your understanding.

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You might try turning off tablet mode if you have not already.

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alwest12914
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It looks like example 2. 

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Hello @alwest12914,

 

So example 2 is Widnows 8's touch keyboard and would explain why disabling the on-screen keyboard made no difference. 

 

Try this official Keyboard Troubleshooter provided by Microsoft: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9838526

 

If that doesn't seem to work, please try the below solution:

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Navigate to Administrative Tools
  3. Scroll down and select Services
  4. Find Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Service (something along the lines)
  5. Right-click then stop the service and switch startup to Disabled

Let me know if that helps in anyway.

 

Best regards,

Eddy


I am currently preoccupied with both academic and professional priorities so please note that there may be a delay in my responses. Please take my advice with a pinch of salt and while I will try my best to help you with my limited knowledge, I may not be able to completely solve your issue. Thank you for your understanding.

You can show your appreciation for my post by clicking the blue thumbs up icon.

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