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On Screen Keyboard on Lock Screen?

  1. #1


    Florida
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    On Screen Keyboard on Lock Screen?


    How can I get rid of it? It's there every time I lock, and it's getting extremely annoying. I liked it before 8.1 when I could lock my computer and watch a slideshow of images while I did other things in the room, but now it's cut in half by this ugly keyboard and for the life of me I can't seem to find it. I'm using a desktop PC with Windows 8. I don't even have a touch-screen. Help, please!
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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jsd,

    Does clicking on the X at the top right corner of the Touch Keyboard close it?
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  3. #3


    Florida
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    It does, but then it comes back later.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    It's hard to say what's causing it to display on your lock screen since it's a custom lock screen.

    However, stopping and disabling the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service should stop it.

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On Screen Keyboard on Lock Screen?
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