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On-screen keyboard closes when touched


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#1
Sometimes when I log into Windows my on-screen touch keyboard closes each time I touch it and then it's extremely difficult to get it back up. This only happens when logging in, I believe, but I rarely use the on-screen keyboard for anything else once logged in.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell/Inspiron 15
    CPU
    AMD A6
    Motherboard
    Unknown
    Memory
    8G
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    AMD Radeon R4
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    I.E. 11
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    Windows Defender

mrjimphelps

"Phelps Helps"
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#2

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System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
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    Firefox, Opera
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    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
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    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.
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#3
This answer has absolutely nothing to do with my problem or question. I know how to bring up the on-screen keyboard once I'm in Windows, a process I almost never use. My problem is only at log in. I use a pin to log in, so I sort of misspoke when I said on-screen keyboard as it's actually the on-screen numeric keypad. However, these two touch keypads are not even the same applet as the one on the desktop. I don't know if the on-screen keyboard has the same problem or not, as I rarely use it to log in (only if I'm logged out of my Microsoft account). When one touches the line where you type in your pin a numeric keypad pops up automatically. However, when I touch the first (or sometimes not until I touch the second) number of my pin the keypad will disappear. I have to touch somewhere else on the screen and then touch the line where the pin goes. But the keypad doesn't always pop back up and when it does I can only touch one more number, which may or may not actually input, before the keypad disappears again. You can see how this can soon become quite frustrating. I'm quite certain that these keypads are different, as I can bring up the on-screen keypad you're talking about and the other keypad will also pop up and the two look almost nothing alike.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell/Inspiron 15
    CPU
    AMD A6
    Motherboard
    Unknown
    Memory
    8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon R4
    Browser
    I.E. 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender