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Stop touch pad screen appearing in toolbar

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit

    Stop touch pad screen appearing in toolbar


    Hi
    Don`t know if this is the correct place for this question but how do you rid yourself of the touch screen keyboard symbol in the bottom toolbar have tried several ideas but after restart this still appears, my reason for wanting to rid myself of this is I don`t have a touch screen so is of no use thanks for any ideas

    Rich

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  2. #2


    West Auckland
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8 Pro Pack x64


    right click the task bar and...

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  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Hi JohnOfE

    Sorry tried this and it comes back after shutdown/restart have read elsewhere and no one has solved it yet not even Microsoft

    Cheers Rich
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  4. #4


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Hi vidanova, and "Welcome to the Eight Forums." . . .

    To hide this little baby you first need to right click on the Task Bar and choose Properties. Next locate the "Notification area," then click on 'Customize...; this will bring up the Notification Area Icons screen, at this point find the icon that you want to hide. Choose "Show icon and notifications box and finally choose "Hide." Good Luck. . .
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  5. #5


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Hi lee

    Sorry this does not work either and the touch keyboard icon does not appear in the notification area, one of the problems maybe that this is a tool bar within the taskbar if this makes sense.
    Have read articles to Microsoft and they cant or wont solve it.

    Cheers Rich
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  6. #6


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    1) uncheck box as shown in screenshot 1

    2) look for any notifications as in screen shot 2 -- if you see a little icon right mouse click on it and chose exit.

    3) check in control panel to see if there are any start up options -- people implement touch screen keyboard in different ways.

    There might even be Touchpad options in the control panel too

    Can you post a screen shot of your taskbar and notification area icons -- if you can't capture the Notification area icons with snipping tool hit PRT SCR button before the icons disappear and save to WORD / Wordpad document (If you don't have WORD use Wordpad - it's included in the system as standard). Do this by Opening Word / Wordpad (if you don't have Office) and hit paste. Zoom the area you want to show and now use the snipping tool to capture that part of the image you want to show -- like I did with the small notification area in my 2nd screen shot.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #7


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Hi jimbo45

    No icon like you suggested it sounds simple but I don't think it is


    Cheers Rich
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  8. #8


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Hi vidanova,

    Sorry we haven't been much help, but will look some more. Their is a possibility that the MF made it so that the Icon is always visible.
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  9. #9


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Hi Lee

    Thanks for you reply I`ve looked everywhere I can think off and everyone wants the icon removed but HOW there`s the rub.

    Look forward to any follow up.

    Cheers

    Rich
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