How to hide / show the virtual keyboard button in the Taskbar in Windows 10

How to hide / show the virtual keyboard button in the Taskbar in Windows 10

To open the virtual keyboard on Windows you need to perform a few actions. Therefore, it will be much faster if you show the button to activate the virtual keyboard right on the Taskbar. In this article, we will guide you how to hide / show the enable button on the virtual keyboard in the system tray of the taskbar on Windows 10.

1. Hide or show the virtual keyboard access button using the Taskbar menu

You can quickly hide or show the on-screen keyboard access button using the Taskbar menu. Here’s how to do it:

  • Right-click or click and hold on the Taskbar
  • Press / click on Show touch keyboard button

When hiding the button to activate the virtual keyboard, the option Show touch keyboard button will not appear beside and vice versa.

2. Hide or show the button to access the virtual keyboard using Settings

Accessing Settings also helps you to set the display status of the on / off virtual keyboard button. Follow these steps:

  • Right-click or click and hold on the Taskbar
  • Click on Taskbar settings
  • In the new Settings window that appears, find and click Turn system icons on or off
  • Find the Touch keyboard option and switch the switch to On or Off according to visibility or hiding needs

3. Hide or show the button to access the virtual keyboard with Registry Editor

This method requires editing the Registry so you should back up your system before doing so just in case. After the backup is complete, follow these steps:

  • Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialog box
  • Type regedit into Run and press Enter
  • Find the following key:
ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftTabletTip.7
  • Here, double-click the TipbandDesiredVisibility item to edit its properties
  • In the properties window, set the Value data to 0 to hide and 1 to display
  • Click OK to confirm the changes
  • Exit the Registry

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