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Touch Keyboard - Add Standard Keyboard Layout in Windows 8


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Touch Keyboard - Add Standard Keyboard Layout in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to make the standard keyboard layout available for the Touch Keyboard when you have a Windows 8 or RT PC or device with a touch screen.
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How to Make Standard Keyboard Layout Available in Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to make the standard keyboard layout available for the Touch Keyboard when you have a Windows 8 or RT PC or device with a touch screen.
How to Make Standard Keyboard Layout Available in Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 and 8.1


information   Information
You can use different keyboards with Windows to fit your needs. The most common is a physical, external keyboard that you plug into your PC. Windows 8 and Windows RT also include a touch keyboard for PCs with touch.

For more information about the Touch Keyboard in Windows 8, see:


This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to make the standard keyboard layout available for the Touch Keyboard when you have a Windows 8 or RT PC or device with a touch screen.

Turning on the standard keyboard layout adds it as a 5th keyboard option for the Touch Keyboard that has all standard keys available, such as:

  • Windows :winkey: key
  • Alt key
  • Esc key
  • Fn key
  • All F-keys (F1 - F12)
Note   Note
By default, the on-screen touch keyboard will only appear automatically on a touch PC when you tap in a text field in a modern UI screen or modern app. When you want to type using the on-screen keyboard with Surface, fold back the cover or remove it. Next, tap in a text field or other area where you can type. The keyboard appears automatically.

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.

Touck_Keyboard_taskbar_toolbar.jpg

EXAMPLE: "Touch Keyboard" with Standard Keyboard Layout
Touch-Keyboard_Standard_Layout.jpg







OPTION ONE
Add Standard Layout in Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 and Windows RT

1. Open PC Settings.​
2. Click/tap on General on the left side, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)​
3. To Add Standard Keyboard Layout as a Touch Keyboard Option
A) On the right side under Touch keyboard, move the slider to the right to turn on Make the standard keyboard layout available, and go to step 5 below.​

4. To Remove Standard Keyboard Layout as a Touch Keyboard Option
A) On the right side under Touch keyboard, move the slider to the left to turn off Make the standard keyboard layout available, and go to step 5 below.​

5. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.​
Touch-Keyboard_Standard_Layout-1.jpg






OPTION TWO
Add Standard Layout in Touch Keyboard in Windows 8.1 and RT 8.1

1. Open PC Settings, and click/tap on PC and devices on the left side. (see screenshot below)​
8.1_Touch_Keyboard_Standard_Layout-1.jpg

2. Click/tap on Typing on the left side, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)​
3. To Add Standard Keyboard Layout as a Touch Keyboard Option
A) On the right side under Touch keyboard, move the slider to the right to turn on Add the standard keyboard layout as a touch keyboard option, and go to step 5 below.​

4. To Remove Standard Keyboard Layout as a Touch Keyboard Option
A) On the right side under Touch keyboard, move the slider to the left to turn off Add the standard keyboard layout as a touch keyboard option, and go to step 5 below.​

5. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.​
8.1_Touch_Keyboard_Standard_Layout-2.jpg




OPTION THREE
To Add or Remove Standard Layout in Touch Keyboard using a BAT File


Note   Note
This option can be used in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


The .bat files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7

EnableCompatibilityKeyboard DWORD

0 = Remove standard keyboard layout
1 = Add standard keyboard layout


1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Add Standard Keyboard Layout as a Touch Keyboard Option
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Add_Standard_Keyboard_Layout_to_Touch_Keyboard.bat
download

3. To Remove Standard Keyboard Layout as a Touch Keyboard Option
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Remove_Standard_Keyboard_Layout_from_Touch_Keyboard.bat
download

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run it.​
5. If prompted, click/tap on Run to approve.​
NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.​
6. You will now see a quick flash as the BAT file runs and restarts explorer.​


That's it,
Shawn


 
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I'm in the middle of fixing a problem with the metro pc settings. Is there some way I can enable the standard layout without having to go through the pc settings?
 

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@VoidsShadow

I've added OPTION THREE to help be able to add/remove the standard keyboard layout for the touch keyboard using a .bat file. :)
 

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Hi. I just ran option 3 and it crashed my OS. :( Any ideas on how to reverse it so I don't have to 'refresh' my PC would be really appreciated.
 

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Hello Jasebrux, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

Most likely something interrupted it while it was restarting explorer instead, and you are just stuck without explorer running.

Restart the PC, and you should be fine. There's nothing in the .bat file that can harm your computer since it only does the same as OPTION TWO in 8.1.
 

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Thanks. Unfortunately it's properly crashed. Rebooting just gives me a blank screen and periodically it does the auto repair. I can't even start it in safe mode. I have a safe point from a couple of weeks ago, so i'm restoring to that date now.
I was hoping I could go in and undo the .bat from the command prompt, but I didn't see that it had made any alterations, but then again I wouldn't really know since I'm not THAT savvy. Hopefully the restore point will work out. Thanks, though.

update: recovery point failed. :(
 
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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