Time and Language Turn On or Off Touch Keyboard Capitalize First Letter of Each Sentence 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.

The touch keyboard will automatically capitalize the first letter of each sentence by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off capitalize the first letter of each sentence while using the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 11.


Capitalize the first letter of each sentence will not work while using the traditional keyboard layout option on the touch keyboard.



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Touch Keyboard Capitalize First Letter of Each Sentence in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Touch Keyboard Capitalize First Letter of Each Sentence using REG file


EXAMPLE: Touch Keyboard

Touch_Keyboard.png






OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Touch Keyboard Capitalize First Letter of Each Sentence 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)

Typing_Settings-1.png

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

4 Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Capitalize the first letter of each sentence 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 Touch Keyboard Capitalize First Letter of Each Sentence using REG file


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


2 Turn On Touch Keyboard Capitalize First Letter of Each Sentence

This is the default settings.


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

Turn_ON_touch_keyboard_capitalize_first_letter_of_each_sentence.reg


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

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


3 Turn Off Touch Keyboard Capitalize First Letter of Each Sentence

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

Turn_OFF_touch_keyboard_capitalize_first_letter_of_each_sentence.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7]
"EnableAutoShiftEngage"=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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X12

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what about if this does not help/work? as you can see, no capitals in my txt.
I can see both "capitalize..." selected in typing and no "1" in reg edit.
does not work with detachable keyboard either.
 

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what about if this does not help/work? as you can see, no capitals in my txt.
I can see both "capitalize..." selected in typing and no "1" in reg edit.
does not work with detachable keyboard either.

Hello X12, and welcome to Eleven Forum. :)

This will only work for the Touch Keyboard.

When turned on, it will usually have all letters capitalized each time you start a new sentence by clicking on Enter on the Touch Keyboard.

If the "EnableAutoShiftEngage" DWORD value shows "0", it's turned off. Does changing this in Settings in option 1 work for you?
 

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X12

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I can see both "capitalize..." selected in typing and no "1" in reg edit
Hi Brink.
That is what I tried to say with that sentence....
It is selected in "typing" and "1" visible in regedit.
Turned it to "0" in regedit... reboot... no change... back to "1"...no change.
 

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Odd. Changing the registry DWORD should get applied immediately. Restart not required.

Does changing this using option 1 work for you?
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
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    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
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    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
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    3840 x 2160
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X12

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Odd. Changing the registry DWORD should get applied immediately. Restart not required.

Does changing this using option 1 work for you?
This is the reason, I'm telling it here... It does not work at all.
 

My Computer

System One

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    win11
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    Lenovo x12

Brink

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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