Time and Language Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard when No Keyboard Attached in Windows 11


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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.

You can turn on or off to automatically show the touch keyboard when there's no keyboard attached. If turned on, just tap where you’d like to enter text and the touch keyboard will pop up.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show the touch keyboard when there's no keyboard attached for your account in Windows 11.


Show the touch keyboard when there's no keyboard attached is turned on by default for tablet devices.

Show the touch keyboard when there's no keyboard attached is turned off by default for desktop and laptop devices.



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard when There's No Keyboard Attached in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard when There's No Keyboard Attached using REG file


EXAMPLE: Touch Keyboard

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OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard when There's No Keyboard Attached in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Time & language on the left side, and click/tap on Typing on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Touch keyboard to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (on) or uncheck (off) Show the touch keyboard when there's no keyboard attached for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Typing_Settings-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard when There's No Keyboard Attached using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.


2 Turn On Show Touch Keyboard 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.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7]
"EnableDesktopModeAutoInvoke"=dword:00000001


3 Turn Off Show Touch Keyboard when No Keyboard Attached

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.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7]
"EnableDesktopModeAutoInvoke"=dword:00000000


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 Brink


 

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