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Virtual Keyboard was working in Chrome (desktop), now not

  1. #1

    Posts : 16
    Win 8.1 Enterprise

    Virtual Keyboard was working in Chrome (desktop), now not

    The virtual keyboard on windows 8.1 was working.

    I have the Chrome shortcut in the start up folder setup with the target as --kiosk so that it opens full screen and it goes to the correct website when the system boots.

    When I clicked in a text field the virtual keyboard would pop up, now it isn't.

    I've done a lot of research on this, I am seeing people say the keyboard does not work in desktop mode, but it did.

    Just prior to this I disabled the keyboard icon on the task bar, but have now added it back to the task bar. Perhaps this is the issue? Is there something else I need to change?

    This is a kiosk so no other methods of bringing up the keyboard are viable, such as pressing the keyboard icon, since the keyboard icon is not visible with chrome in kiosk mode.

    Thank you kindly for any thoughts.


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  2. #2

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Same problem !


    I got exactly the same problem with my Chrome Kiosk app... Probably a Chrome update ! ;-(

    For the moment I install the virtual keyboard extension in Chrome, but I really prefer the Windows 8.1 keyboard.

    Thanks to let me know if someone find the way to fix that.

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  3. #3

    Posts : 16
    Win 8.1 Enterprise


    This was the solution I had to go with as well. I have not found any other solution yet at this time.

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