Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Can't remove taskbar touch keyboard icon

  1. #1


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8

    Can't remove taskbar touch keyboard icon


    I just got a laptop that has a touch keyboard which I never plan to use. I have Start8 running and I use only the desktop UI. I go to task bar properties/toolbars and uncheck the touch keyboard apply and OK, and the icon disappears as it should. But when I restart it has returned. Is there a way to get rid of it.
    Len

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8


    Solved. Thanks Miles
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Glad it worked.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    I know this an old thread but i'm having a similar problem.
    I have a 'Touch Keyboard' list under toolbars for the taskbar.
    I can't remember how the heck i got it there but anyway, it different from the osk.exe in system32 folder. it's more plain and has 4 different keyboard skins available and no other options.
    I want the osk.exe keyboard and it's working fine but I can't get rid of the toolbar one.
    I uncheck it and it goes away but on reboot it's back.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
    I know this an old thread but i'm having a similar problem.
    I have a 'Touch Keyboard' list under toolbars for the taskbar.
    I can't remember how the heck i got it there but anyway, it different from the osk.exe in system32 folder. it's more plain and has 4 different keyboard skins available and no other options.
    I want the osk.exe keyboard and it's working fine but I can't get rid of the toolbar one.
    I uncheck it and it goes away but on reboot it's back.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    Never was able to solve this. - Len 1/14/15
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by lenberman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
    I know this an old thread but i'm having a similar problem.
    I have a 'Touch Keyboard' list under toolbars for the taskbar.
    I can't remember how the heck i got it there but anyway, it different from the osk.exe in system32 folder. it's more plain and has 4 different keyboard skins available and no other options.
    I want the osk.exe keyboard and it's working fine but I can't get rid of the toolbar one.
    I uncheck it and it goes away but on reboot it's back.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    Never was able to solve this. - Len 1/14/15

    Hey not sure if you're still using 8 or not, but I finally figured out this problem as it suddenly happened to me today.

    I had to right click the toolbar, go to properties, and then go to the Toolbars tab. From there I was able to uncheck "Touch Keyboard"

    Hopefully that helps if you're still having this problem, or anyone else at least.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Can't remove taskbar touch keyboard icon
Related Threads
Hi, Hope you guys can help me. I have the touch keyboard toolbar enabled in Windows 8. I'm talking about this: 51628 It used to work just fine a couple of days ago but as of yesterday or so it stopped working. I click the keyboard icon but nothing happens. This still happens after...
Ok - from a quick bit of googling, it seems like this is a windows 8.1 thing? I cannot get rid of the safely remove hardware icon no matter WHAT i do. It is currently displaying 3 dots ... and thats it. If i stuff in a usb stick, it will register the stick, and allow me to right click...
Hi I have recently updated to 8.1 update 1 and noticed that there is a new icon (next to the time) in the taskbar to choose either the US or UK layout of the keyboard. I have chosen the UK layout and wish to now remove this from the taskbar. Is it possible to remove it from the taskbar? ...
On the topic of Windows 8 customization, is there a way to permanently remove the Touch Keyboard toolbar from taskbar? I've tried disabling the service in Control Panel > Services then removing the Touch Keyboard toolbar via right click on task bar but after shut-down/restart the toolbar still...
In windows 8 it was removed and I was happy (I have a keyboard so I just use hotkeys), but in 8.1 it turns on by default and I can't see how to switch it back off. Thanks in advance!
Anyone have a solution for this? The option to change the type of keyboard, thumb keyboard, standard layout, etc, which is usually on the bottom right corner has dissapeared! Any idea why? Screenshot here: 4282 Reinstall tablet features don't solve. Cant find keyboard options...
How to Add or Remove NVIDIA Taskbar Notification Area Icon in Windows If you have NVIDIA video drivers installed, then this tutorial will show you how to add or remove the NVIDIA Control Panel icon from your taskbar notification area in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. EXAMPLE: "NVIDIA...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook