How to disable on-screen keyboard in Windows 10

If the on-screen keyboard bothers you by popping up on your computer screen, below are several methods to disable on-screen keyboard in Windows 10.

Disable On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10

If the physical keyboard is not working properly on your computer, you can use the built-in on-screen keyboard that is available on your computer.

However, the on-screen keyboard can be annoying when it suddenly launches on your computer or automatically launches at the login screen.

This can happen if you accidentally enable the on-screen keyboard on your computer, and the on-screen keyboard is preset to start at the logon screen and also after you log on to the computer.

1. Disable the on-screen keyboard with the option key

If On-Screen Keyboard is already open, you can prevent it from automatically launching on your computer by going to the On-Screen Keyboard Options screen.

1. Click on the with your mouse or trackpad options Press on the on-screen keyboard.

Options Type on-screen keyboard in Windows 10

2. On the Options screen, click Control whether the on-screen keyboard is launched at login Shortcut.

Option to enable on-screen keyboard at startup in Windows 10

3. On the next screen, uncheck the option Use the on-screen keyboard Possibility.

Use on-screen keyboard option in Windows 10

4. Click on Apply and OK to save this on-screen keyboard setting to your computer.

After that, the on-screen keyboard will no longer start automatically with your computer.

2. Disable the on-screen keyboard using settings

The easiest way to disable the on-screen keyboard on your computer is to go to the accessibility settings on your computer.

Go to settings > ease of access > select keyboard in the left pane. Disable in the right pane on-screen keyboard by moving the switch to OUT Position.

Disable the on-screen keyboard

Note: You can also press Windows + CTRL + O Keys to turn off the on-screen keyboard.

3. Disable the on-screen keyboard from the Control Panel

If you prefer the Control Panel, you can follow the steps below to prevent the on-screen keyboard from appearing on your computer screen.

Open Control Panel > make sure you are turned on category view and click ease of access.

Ease of Access option on Control Panel screen in Windows 10

On the next screen, click Ease of Access Center.

Ease of Access Center option in Control Panel in Windows 10

On the Ease of Access Center screen, scroll down and click Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard Link under the Browse All Settings section.

Use a computer without a mouse or keyboard option in Windows 10

Disable on the next screen Use the on-screen keyboard Possibility.

Use on-screen keyboard option in Windows 10

5. Click on Apply and OK to save this setting on your computer.

4. Disable the on-screen keyboard using the registry

Advanced users can disable the on-screen keyboard entirely using the registry editor screen. You may want to back up your computer before following the steps below.

Open Run the command > enter regedit and click OK or press the Enter key on your computer’s keyboard.

Run regedit command in Windows 10

On the Registry Editor screen, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE > software > Microsoft > Windows > Current version > authentication > Login UI.

ShowTabletKeyboard Key on Registry Editor screen in Windows 10

Open in the LogonUI folder Show tablet keyboard Key by double clicking on it and set its value on 0 This will disable the on-screen keyboard on your computer.

Disable On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10 using Registry Editor

Note: if Show tablet keyboard key does not exist on your computer, you must create the key by right-clicking and selecting Create New Key.

Prevent the on-screen keyboard from launching at the login screen

Providing the on-screen keyboard on the login screen can be helpful when your computer’s physical keyboard is having problems.

If you don’t want the on-screen keyboard to appear on the login screen, you can easily disable this option by going to the on-screen keyboard options (Method 1) and also via the control panel.

Open Switchboard > click ease of access > Ease of Access Center.

Ease of Access Center option in Control Panel in Windows 10

On the Ease of Access Center screen, click Change login settings Possibility.

Change Login Settings option in Control Panel in Windows 10

On the next screen, uncheck the option Enter without a keyboard Option in the “When logging in” column.

Change sign-in settings screen in Windows 10

You can also uncheck the box After registration if you do not want the on-screen keyboard to start after logging in to the computer.

Click on Apply and OK to save this setting on your computer.

After that, the on-screen keyboard won’t bother you anymore when you start at the login screen.

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