How to Remove On-Screen Keyboard From Desktop

by Faizah Imani

On-Screen Keyboard is a Windows feature that can be used to help individuals type who have impaired mobility or limited typing skills. If you have enabled this feature on your computer, you can temporarily shut down the virtual keyboard by clicking on the "X" that is in the upper-right corner of the keyboard window. However, the keyboard will reappear every time you reboot your computer until you have actually disabled the feature.

Click on your Windows "Start" button. Select the "Control Panel" option.

Click on the "Classic View" link that is located on the far left side of your page. The link will be near the top of the page.

Click on the "Ease of Access" icon to reveal the "Ease of Access Center."

Select the option to "Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard."

De-select the "Use On-Screen Keyboard" option.

Click on "Apply" to save your changes.

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About the Author

Faizah Imani, an educator, minister and published author, has worked with clients such as Harrison House Author, Thomas Weeks III, Candle Of Prayer Company and "Truth & Church Magazine." Her dossier includes JaZaMM WebDesigns, assistant high-school band director, district manager for the Clarion Ledger and event coordinator for the Vicksburg Convention Center.