Personalization Show or Hide Touch Keyboard icon on Taskbar System Tray in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to show or hide the touch keyboard icon on the taskbar system tray for your account in Windows 11.

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

The touch keyboard icon on the system tray on the taskbar corner makes it easy to open the touch keyboard on demand.

If you have a tablet device, the touch keyboard will automatically open when you need it. Just tap where you’d like to enter text and the touch keyboard will pop up, or press the touch keyboard icon on the taskbar.

If you have a non-touch PC (ex: desktop), you could still use the touch keyboard if you like, but you will have to manually open the touch keyboard from the icon on the taskbar, and click on the keys in the touch keyboard instead of touch/tap them.

Reference:


Contents

  • Option One: Show or Hide Touch Keyboard icon on Taskbar System Tray in Settings
  • Option Two: Show or Hide Touch Keyboard icon on Taskbar System Tray using BAT file


EXAMPLE: Touch keyboard icon on taskbar system tray

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Option One

Show or Hide Touch Keyboard icon on Taskbar System Tray in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Touch keyboard on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Touch_keyboard_icon_Settings-1.png

3 Under Taskbar corner icons or System tray icons (build 22572), turn On (default) or Off Touch keyboard for what you want. (see screenshots below)

Starting with Windows 11 build 22572, you can now select Never, Always, or When no keyboard attached instead.


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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Show or Hide Touch Keyboard icon on Taskbar System Tray using BAT file


1 Do step 2 (never), step 3 (always), or step 4 (When no keyboard attached) below for what you want.

2 Never Show Touch Keyboard icon on Taskbar System Tray

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Never_show_touch_keyboard_icon_on_taskbar_corner.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
@echo off

REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7" /V TipbandDesiredVisibility /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

3 Always Show Touch Keyboard icon on Taskbar System Tray

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Always_show_touch_keyboard_icon_on_taskbar_corner.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
@echo off

REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7" /V TipbandDesiredVisibility /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

4 Show Touch Keyboard icon on Taskbar System Tray when no Keyboard Attached

This option is only available starting with Windows 11 build 22572.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Show_touch_keyboard_icon_on_taskbar_corner_when_no_keyboard_attached.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
@echo off

REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7" /V TipbandDesiredVisibility /T REG_DWORD /D 2 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

5 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

6 unblock the .bat file.

7 Double click/tap on the .bat file to run it.

8 You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as the explorer process is restarted to apply the registry changes.

9 You can now delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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  • Always_show_touch_keyboard_icon_on_taskbar_corner.bat
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  • Show_touch_keyboard_icon_on_taskbar_corner_when_no_keyboard_attached.bat
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