Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Keyboard not showing

  1. #1

    Keyboard not showing

    Hi Guys,

    Just bhought a Win 8 (Pro) tablet and I'm facing problems with the keyboard, when I'm using metro apps I can see the keyboard appearing when I have to enter text but when I go to the Desktop and use Win32 apps the keyboard never shows up. Like if I open IE or Google Chrome when I hit the address bar or any field in a web form the keyboard does not appear on the tablet. I have to go the charm bar ==> keyboard settings ==> show the keyboard.

    Quite annoying.

    Any clue about how to make the keyboard show automatically on Win32 apps?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Same problem here using my Surface Pro as well. I don't use Metro apps hardly at all in Windows 8. I guess I haven't been persuaded to start using them with the Surface Pro either.

    On my pro, I don't have to necessarily go to Charms to get the keyboard up as I have a keyboard icon down by the clock and I can click on that and it brings up my keyboard for me. But it is a manual task.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    if you use the Metro version of IE10 or the Nightly build of Firefox, you'll automatically get the keyboard when you select a box or text field or address bar. haven't tested whether Chrome in Windows 8 mode will do the same (Chrome has terrible touch support so it's a nonfactor for me).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Keyboard not showing

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Touch Keyboard - Add Standard Keyboard Layout in Windows 8
How to Make Standard Keyboard Layout Available in Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 and 8.1 You can use different keyboards with Windows to fit your needs. The most common is a physical, external keyboard that you plug into your PC. Windows 8 and Windows RT also include a touch keyboard for PCs with...
HDD only showing 1.5 GB available instead of my 32 GB
I bought my PC about 5 months ago and since then I've noticed my HDD has only 1.5 GB assigned to it. Many things show I actually have 32 GB. I have just been installing my programs to my D: drive instead of my main drive. (My D: drive has 8 GB) C: drive showing only 1.5 GB: 55524 ...
General Support
W8 keyboard shortcuts override software keyboard shortcuts
machine: Dell XPS15 2014 with Windows 8.1 Windows 8 seems to have keyboard shortcuts that conflict with some software shortcuts. I found this out when, using MS-Word, I hit the Ctrl + F1 shortcut, which toggles the ribbon, up to Windows 7. Thanks to Windows 8, what this shortcut does is...
General Support
Showing of pictures
I am wondering if there is a way to have the pictures that are downloaded to the computer to actually show the picture and not a generic landscape picture. Thank you.
General Support
Compatibility Bar not Showing..?
Hi im trying to change the compatibility to run on an earlier version of windows for an exe file, but when I go to the compatibility tab, theres no bar to change the compatibility. Do you know why this is?
Software and Apps
Windows 8 - Touch Keyboard option to change keyboard type GONE!
Anyone have a solution for this? The option to change the type of keyboard, thumb keyboard, standard layout, etc, which is usually on the bottom right corner has dissapeared! Any idea why? Screenshot here: 4282 Reinstall tablet features don't solve. Cant find keyboard options...
Drivers & Hardware
Available networks not showing... please help!
I go to connect to a new network through the charms bar on windows 8 and i go into settings and look at the network icon, and it says networks available. So I click on that icon as everywhere tells me to, and absolutely nothing happens, i have tried right clicking, double etc and also tried it from...
Network & Sharing

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook