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Token Ring
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Registered: ‎12-11-2012
Location: Pittsboro, NC
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X230 - Disable Windows 8 Touch Keyboard in taskbar?

Hello all.


New X230 here running Windows 8 Pro.  For some reason, I always have the Windows Touch Keyboard in the taskbar.  I have stopped the Pen and Touch service and unchecked it in the Taskbar -> Toolbars.  Everytime I reset/power up, it's back.


Any ideas what is causing it to appear every time?

Retired Support Specialist
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Registered: ‎12-06-2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Re: X230 - Disable Windows 8 Touch Keyboard in taskbar?

Hi, Coronadoisdead


Unfortunately, I do not think that there is a setting or way to do this as of yet in Windows 8. Windows 8 is geared toward touch-computing, so it does make sense that this setting would always be available, even if it can be rather annoying. I was able to get it to turn off and not open the touch keyboard, but I was not able to make the icon disappear permanently. I attempted to remove it by ending the service, messing around in msconfig, etc., but I was not able to get it to not appear upon a reboot or cold boot.


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news,




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