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Show or Remove Touch Keyboard Icon on Windows 10 Taskbar

April 3rd, 2017 by Admin

How can I remove the touch keyboard icon from the taskbar? Or you might want to get the missing keyboard icon back to system tray? In this tutorial we’ll 3 methods to show or remove touch keyboard icon on the taskbar notification area for your account in Windows 10.


Note: If you want to permanently disable or remove touch keyboard from Windows 10 taskbar, please refer to this method: How to Turn Off or Disable Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

Method 1: Show or Remove Touch Keyboard Icon in Taskbar Context Menu

Right-click an empty area of the taskbar, check or uncheck the Show touch keyboard button option from the context menu, this will show or remove the keyboard icon from the taskbar.


Method 2: Show or Remove Touch Keyboard Icon via Settings

  1. Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut. Click Personalization.


  2. Select Taskbar on the left side, and then click the Turn system icons on or off link under the Notification area section on the right side.


  3. Toggle Touch keyboard to On and this will put the touch keyboard icon back on the taskbar. Or toggle Touch keyboard to Off if you want to get rid of the touch keyboard icon.


Method 3: Show or Remove Touch Keyboard Icon with Registry Trick

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run command box. Type regedit and press Enter.
  2. This will launch Registry Editor. Navigate to the following key:
  3. Double-click on the TipbandDesiredVisibility entry on the right side, set its value to 1 if you want to show touch keyboard icon on the taskbar, or set its value to 0 if you want to hide & remove touch keyboard icon from the taskbar.


  4. To apply the registry changes, close Registry Editor and sign out of your Windows account.

How to Open and Use Windows 10 Touch Keyboard

July 4th, 2016 by Admin

Touch keyboard is Windows’s built-in tool that lets you type on touch devices, or even type with a mouse when you don’t have access to a physical keyboard. In this tutorial we’ll show you the simplest ways to open Touch keyboard and use it in Windows 10.

Part 1: Open Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

Just press the Windows key + R to open the Run box. Type tabtip and press Enter. It should be the fastest way to launch Touch keyboard in Windows 10.


If you want to access Touch keyboard frequently, you can add the Touch keyboard shortcut to the taskbar. Simply right-click on the taskbar and select/check the “Show touch keyboard button” option in the context menu.


You’ll see a keyboard icon appear in the lower-right corner of the taskbar. Click that icon and you can open Touch keyboard immediately.


Part 2: Make Windows 10 Show Touch keyboard Automatically

By default, Windows 10 will not make the Touch keyboard appear when you type on the address bar or text fields. The good news is that you can change that behavior in just a few steps:

  1. Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app. Click on Devices.
  2. Select Typing in the left side, scroll down and toggle on: Automatically show the touch keyboard in windowed apps when there’s no keyboard attached to your device.
  3. The Touch keyboard will automatically pop up when tapping on text forms, address bars, or anywhere else that you need to type on.

Part 3: How to Use Touch Keyboard

Once the Touch keyboard is open, you can drag it around the screen or re-size it. Here are 4 main features for Touch keyboard:


  • To add languages to the keyboard, tap the button in the right corner and select Language Preferences. Or, add them from the Settings area in Settings > Time & language > Region & language.
  • Tap the button in the bottom right corner to change the keyboard layout to a standard keyboard, a minimal keyboard, or a handwriting panel for writing. After switched to standard keyboard layout, you’ll have access to the Alt, function, tab, and other keys missing from the default Touch keyboard.
  • Autocorrect and suggestions. As you type or write with your finger, word suggestions appear at the top of the keyboard. See the one you want? Just tap to select it, then keep typing.
  • Both the basic and split keyboards include a wide range of emoticons and emojis, including different skin tones. To view the many categories, click the smiley face icon, then tap the left arrow button to move through them.