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    Anyone know how to turn off the ON-Screen keyboard

    For some reason the on-screen keyboard as started poping up on by
    desktop everytime I log on. Does anyone know how to prevent it from
    opening ?

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    Re: Anyone know how to turn off the ON-Screen keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by bp View Post
    For some reason the on-screen keyboard as started poping up on by
    desktop everytime I log on. Does anyone know how to prevent it from
    opening ?
    Hi BP,

    This tutorial will show you how to turn off the on-screen keyboard.

    On-Screen Keyboard

    Shawn

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    Andrew McLaren Guest

    Re: Anyone know how to turn off the ON-Screen keyboard

    "bp" <6ball@xxxxxx> wrote ...

    > For some reason the on-screen keyboard as started poping up on by
    > desktop everytime I log on. Does anyone know how to prevent it from
    Hi,

    The short answer: I dunno :-) But here are a few things to check ...

    First, go to Control Panel, Ease of Access. Then click on the link "Use the
    computer without a mouse or keyboard". Make sure the checkbox marked "Use On
    screen keyboard" is UNchecked (ie, clear).

    That's your first and most important place to check. After that, it gets a
    bit more obscure. The On Screen Keyboard program is "osk.exe". Presumably
    something is causing osk.exe to be run, every time you log in.

    In the Start menu, look in the Startup folder. Make sure there are no
    shortcuts there pointing towards osk.exe. If there are, move the shortcut to
    another location, or just delete it.

    Next, run the command "msconfig". If prompted for admin credentials, enter
    them. Then, look under the Startup tab. Look for any entries which appear to
    run osk.exe. If you see one, uncheck teh entry, and then press Apply.

    Next, run Regedit. If prompted for credentials, enter your own, current
    username and password. Then navigate to the registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    If you see a value under there which runs osk.exe, delete that value.

    If you've looked at Ease of Access, the Startup folder, the MSConfig
    startups, and the HKEY Current User Run key, and you don't find the osk.exe
    Onscreen keyboard anywhere in any of them, then ... sorry, I really don't
    know. Maybe someone else will know. Or else, learn to enjoy having an On
    screen keyboard! :-)

    Hope this helps a bit,

    --
    Andrew McLaren
    amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au



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    bp Guest

    Re: Anyone know how to turn off the ON-Screen keyboard

    On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 15:10:31 +1000, "Andrew McLaren"
    <andrew@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >"bp" <6ball@xxxxxx> wrote ...

    >> For some reason the on-screen keyboard as started poping up on by
    >> desktop everytime I log on. Does anyone know how to prevent it from
    >
    >Hi,
    >
    >The short answer: I dunno :-) But here are a few things to check ...
    >
    >First, go to Control Panel, Ease of Access. Then click on the link "Use the
    >computer without a mouse or keyboard". Make sure the checkbox marked "Use On
    >screen keyboard" is UNchecked (ie, clear).
    >
    >That's your first and most important place to check. After that, it gets a
    >bit more obscure. The On Screen Keyboard program is "osk.exe". Presumably
    >something is causing osk.exe to be run, every time you log in.
    >
    >In the Start menu, look in the Startup folder. Make sure there are no
    >shortcuts there pointing towards osk.exe. If there are, move the shortcut to
    >another location, or just delete it.
    done that, nothing there

    >
    >Next, run the command "msconfig". If prompted for admin credentials, enter
    >them. Then, look under the Startup tab. Look for any entries which appear to
    >run osk.exe. If you see one, uncheck teh entry, and then press Apply.
    Done that, nothing there.

    >
    >Next, run Regedit. If prompted for credentials, enter your own, current
    >username and password. Then navigate to the registry key:
    >
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    >
    >If you see a value under there which runs osk.exe, delete that value.
    Nope nothing there.

    I also have an app that can look at all startup app for all users and
    nothing there either. ;(

    >
    >If you've looked at Ease of Access, the Startup folder, the MSConfig
    >startups, and the HKEY Current User Run key, and you don't find the osk.exe
    >Onscreen keyboard anywhere in any of them, then ... sorry, I really don't
    >know. Maybe someone else will know. Or else, learn to enjoy having an On
    >screen keyboard! :-)
    That's where I'm at. No where can I find how or why it is starting and
    the settings in the OSK don't have an option to start at boot up so I
    have no idea how to turn it off. ;(

    >
    >Hope this helps a bit,
    Thanks for trying.
    NEXT!? ;-)

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    Re: Anyone know how to turn off the ON-Screen keyboard

    "bp" <6ball@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > For some reason the on-screen keyboard as started poping up on by
    > desktop everytime I log on. Does anyone know how to prevent it from
    > opening ?

    There are two different keyboards. One is the Accessibility one, and the
    other is the slicker looking TabletPC one, which has tabs for handwriting
    input as well.

    Which one have you got? The TabletPC keyboard appears on the logging in
    screen when you have a graphics tablet plugged in.

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    Re: Anyone know how to turn off the ON-Screen keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by bp View Post
    On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 15:10:31 +1000, "Andrew McLaren"
    <andrew@xxxxxx> wrote:


    done that, nothing there

    Done that, nothing there.

    Nope nothing there.

    I also have an app that can look at all startup app for all users and
    nothing there either. ;(

    That's where I'm at. No where can I find how or why it is starting and
    the settings in the OSK don't have an option to start at boot up so I
    have no idea how to turn it off. ;(

    Thanks for trying.
    NEXT!? ;-)
    BP,

    Have you looked at this tutorial yet? It will show you how to turn off the on-screen keyboard.

    On-Screen Keyboard

    Shawn

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    Re: Anyone know how to turn off the ON-Screen keyboard

    "brink" <brink.2xu482@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote...

    > Have you looked at this tutorial yet? It will show you how to turn off
    > the on-screen keyboard.
    > 'On-Screen Keyboard'
    > (On-Screen Keyboard)
    In fairness to myself :-) that's the same as my first suggestion: go to
    Control panel, Ease of Access, Use computer wthout mouse or keyboard. Still,
    good to have it double-checked.


    bp, if you have checked all those things and nothing works, I have 2 further
    suggestions:

    1) download and run the "autoruns" utility:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys.../Autoruns.mspx
    Autoruns will show you *everything* that is configured to run automatically
    on your machine.

    2) As Synapse suggested: on a Tablet PC, having an onscreen keyboard is
    normal. In Vista, the Tablet PC extensions will be installed by default,
    whether you have a Tablet PC or not. If you have a graphics tablet or
    similar device, the Tablet extensions will think they are on a Tablet PC and
    cause the Tablet Keyboard to become active. If you don't actually want to
    use any of the Windows Tablet extensions, you can simply remove them. Go to
    Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows Features on or Off. The
    "Turn Windows Features on or off" window will appear. Scroll down the list
    to find "Tablet PC Optional Components". Uncheck the checkbox and click OK.
    This will remove all the Tablet components including the Tablet keyboard.
    The normal OSK.EXE Onscree keyboard will be unaffected; likewise, your
    graphics tablet should continue to work fine.

    BTW you can look in Task Maanger to see if you have a process called
    "osk.exe" running - that will show whether the keyboard is the "normal"
    Windows Onscreen keyboard, or the Tablet keyboard. If osk - normal keyboard.
    If no osk in Tasklist, but you see a keyboard on screen, it must be the
    Tablet keyboard, as Synapse suggested.

    If after all that, you still haven't found the cause of the keyboard
    appearing, then .. I really dunno. In this case you may have overlooked one
    of the above steps. Repeat the whole process again, slowly and carefully.

    Good luck, hope you find it.
    --
    Andrew McLaren
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    bp Guest

    Re: Anyone know how to turn off the ON-Screen keyboard

    On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 11:22:26 -0500, brink
    <brink.2xu482@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote:

    >
    >bp;469347 Wrote:

    >> On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 15:10:31 +1000, "Andrew McLaren"
    >> <andrew@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> done that, nothing there
    >>
    >> Done that, nothing there.
    >>
    >> Nope nothing there.
    >>
    >> I also have an app that can look at all startup app for all users and
    >> nothing there either. ;(
    >>
    >> That's where I'm at. No where can I find how or why it is starting and
    >> the settings in the OSK don't have an option to start at boot up so I
    >> have no idea how to turn it off. ;(
    >>
    >> Thanks for trying.
    >> NEXT!? ;-)
    >
    >BP,
    >
    >Have you looked at this tutorial yet? It will show you how to turn off
    >the on-screen keyboard.
    >
    >'On-Screen Keyboard'
    >(On-Screen Keyboard)
    >
    >Shawn
    Thank you!

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    bp Guest

    Re: Anyone know how to turn off the ON-Screen keyboard

    On Wed, 3 Oct 2007 09:24:58 +1000, "Andrew McLaren"
    <andrew@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >"brink" <brink.2xu482@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote...

    >> Have you looked at this tutorial yet? It will show you how to turn off
    >> the on-screen keyboard.
    >> 'On-Screen Keyboard'
    >> (On-Screen Keyboard)
    >
    >In fairness to myself :-) that's the same as my first suggestion: go to
    >Control panel, Ease of Access, Use computer wthout mouse or keyboard. Still,
    >good to have it double-checked.
    >
    Opps I looked in "ease of access" but didn't look under' 'Use computer
    wthout mouse or keyboard." Because I figured you would need the mouse
    to use the on-screen keyboard and instead got focussed on the
    on-screen keyboard options on the front.

    Thanks all

    >

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    Re: Anyone know how to turn off the ON-Screen keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by bp View Post
    Thank you!
    --------------
    Brink wrote:
    BP,
    >
    >Have you looked at this tutorial yet? It will show you how to turn off
    >the on-screen keyboard.
    >
    >'On-Screen Keyboard'
    >(
    On-Screen Keyboard)
    >
    >Shawn
    Your welcome BP,

    Glad to hear you have it sorted, and thanks to Andrew also.

    Shawn

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