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Windows 8 Tablet - Typing for Desktop Programs

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    I want to know how to open the Keyboard automatically, without having to click on its symbol.
    This doesn't happen on desktop apps only on modern apps.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tablet-to...ly-appear.html

    By default, the on-screen or touch keyboard will only appear automatically when you tap in a text field in a modern UI screen or modern app.

    They don't automatically appear if you’re using a desktop app. Instead, you need to tap or click the Touch keyboard icon on the right side of the taskbar.

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    There are some third party x86 applications, some compatible with Windows 8/8.1, that WILL automatically launch thier virtual (on-screen) keyboard when you are in the desktop.

    Just do a Google search and evaluate them to see if any suit your needs.

    Let me google that for you
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