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Windows 7: onscreen keyboard pops up

29 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
onscreen keyboard pops up

a friend of mine turned on the onscreen keyboard once and i went to the control panel and turned it off, but when i restart my computer it keeps turning back on. how do i stop this shenanigans?

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29 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

I'm not sure how to do it from the options, but I know a system restore will take care of the issue.
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29 Mar 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Jon, must get up earlier than me, because so many times I follow his astute advice, which is always valid. I only want to add that in the future, you may want to give your friends the guest account. The beauty of the account is that the user has full use of the OS features, but cannot see your account and everything can be set back to normal after the user leaves. I do not want to tell you to give users an account with parental controls, because you may lose a friend, but PC would be perfect.
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29 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try turning off the Tablet PC feature in Windows. Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features – Turn Windows Features On or Off > uncheck Tablet PC Optional Components. Then reboot.
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29 Mar 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Try turning off the Tablet PC feature in Windows. Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features Turn Windows Features On or Off > uncheck Tablet PC Optional Components. Then reboot.
or this would do just as good.

Try this:

1. Press the Windows key and the U at the same time.
2. This should bring up Utility Manager -- a little manager of accessibility tools. Narrator may or may not be automatically running. If it is, close it out (it's a nuisance unless you need it).
3. Select On-Screen Keyboard in the listbox.
4. The option Start Automatically When I Login should be checked. Uncheck it.
5.Click OK.
6. Log out and back in and see if that fixed the problem.

Good luck.
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23 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Same Problem

My on screen keyboard is run on startup, and I don't want it to.

I have gone into the ease of access menu and made sure that the "Use On-Screen Keyboard" box is NOT checked.

I have run msconfig, nothing there runs osk.exe.

I have tried using the autoruns program that was suggest in the vista form, again nothing is found that runs osk.exe

I have confirmed that it is actually osk.exe running by going into the task manager when the On-Screen keyboard is running and found "osk.exe".

Any advise or suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks,
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23 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Do either of the following registry locations show osk.exe?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
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23 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I checked both

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Neither contains an "osk.exe"
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23 Mar 2011   #9

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What about your startup folder?

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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23 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
What about your startup folder?

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
There is no osk.exe in the startup folder.
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