Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: remove startup onscreen keyboard

03 May 2010   #1

windows 7
remove startup onscreen keyboard

Hi, when i startup, too many pop ups appear all over the screen. How do I switch them off?!?!
I'm working on it.
Specifically, I working on removing the windows 7 magnifer and onscreen keyboard, which popup at start.
How do I switch them off?
Help! before my computer breaks due to too many startup pop ups!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64

Welcome meemoe,

See if this helps,

For on screen keyboard, click the options button then towards the bottom, control whether on screen keyboard starts when I log on.

On-Screen Keyboard - Vista Forums

For magnifier, click on the gear shaped options button, control whether magnifier starts when I log on.

Magnifier Starts at Startup - Enable or Disable

here's a couple screenshots,

Attached Thumbnails
remove startup onscreen keyboard-osk.jpg   remove startup onscreen keyboard-magnifier.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 (x86)

That's in the Ease Of Access Center in your control panel. Search that in your control panle.

And your computer wont break =)

You would need a LOT of pop-ups to crash a modern processor...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Disable ALL startup programs except your security program.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Similar 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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 remove startup onscreen keyboard

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Turn off onscreen keyboard
Windows 7 told me how to turn on the onscreen keyboard but I cant find where it tells me to turn it off. I'd think the logical place to tell me that would be with the turn on instruction. But nope I gotta go to the source of real information Windows 7 forum. Have a nice day.
General Discussion
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?
General Discussion
Onscreen Keyboard will not open.
Hello, When I try to open the on screen keyboard, I click the shortcut and it doesn't open. I have tried making a new shortcut, updating windows, restarting my computer, turned off my norton virus system, etc.
Onscreen keyboard not functional
Hi there. I am trying to figure out how to use the onscreen keyboard. There are a lot of articles that just explain how to start it, but not how to use it. I know how to access it. And it works when I enter letters in the search box of my browser. However, that's all it does. When I use it with a...
General Discussion
Always show onscreen keyboard?
Hi, I am looking at setting up WMC on my system for a touch screen jukebox. As such there wont be a keyboard attached and when you go to search I was hoping that there would be a way to simply always show the onscreen keyboard without having to press twice inside the search box as many of the...
Media Center

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:51.
Twitter Facebook Google+