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Windows 8 - Touch Keyboard option to change keyboard type GONE!

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    I just don't get the Touch Keyboard settings.

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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by onlinechi View Post
    Screenshot would help to rectify your problem...in case you are talking about the entire settings screen, one way i found is to swipe from right side of the screen or put your mouse on the top right corner of your desktop.. click search then settings.
    I have no problem getting to the settings (Win+I), but in the general tab there is nothing about touchscreen. How did you get this settings selection.

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    Windows 7 64bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by abhijitrucks View Post
    Any idea about why I am NOT getting those settings in the Metro Control Panel????
    As far as I can tell , if you're not using a touch sensitive screen , you won't see them.
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    I had this problem after a clean install of windows 8. I added multiple language support (EG: French language pack with US international keyboard) and all of my keyboard options came back, plus I can toggle the languge and keyboard layout from the same touch button (this also affects the layout of my physical keyboard)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by abhijitrucks View Post
    Any idea about why I am NOT getting those settings in the Metro Control Panel????
    As far as I can tell , if you're not using a touch sensitive screen , you won't see them.
    You might be able to enable them without a touch screen: Device Manager, Programs and Features, "turn windows features on or off" enable "tablet pc components".
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    Windows 8 Pro


    There is no option like tablet pc components in "turn windows features on or off" in windows 8 on non-touch pc's.. I think the settings for tablet are only for those which have touch enabled devices on their pc. It's such a shame Microsoft didn't even bother to give it to general users and forced them to use the crappy and featureless on-screen keyboard(OSK) which doesn't even have a sliding feature like the touch keyboard has.
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