Disable / Remove On Screen Keyboard In Vista

by Rohit Khurana on January 4, 2010



We have got some mails from the readers who reported some problems they had with the on screen keyboard in vista, as many of them see this on screen keyboard on the login screen every time they boot up their machine.


Some of the users are so much annoyed by on screen keyboard in vista that they just want to remove this from their copy of vista permanently. We will tell you all the ways with which you can either disable on screen keyboard in vista, disable it or permanently.


Lets figure out different ways to disable on screen keyboard in vista

If you are seeing the on screen keyboard on the login screen, you can disable by following the instructions given below.


Method 1:

Press Win + U together to launch Ease of Access Center. Then click on "Use the Computer without a mouse or keyboard". Then on next page uncheck the box which says "Use On-Screen Keyboard". Click Save button and you are done.


Method 2:

Open Start menu, Ease in the search box, click Ease of Access Center under the search results.



Click Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard, and uncheck the box which says Use On-Screen Keyboard. Click Save when you are finished.

Method 3:

If for some reason you just want to disable the on screen keyboard more quickly just like toggling, then you can use this free utility called Vista On Screen Keyboard Switcher developed by vasanrulez


This tool is an user friendly & easy to use application. You can disable On-Screen Keyboard and re-enable it whenever you want.

Download Vista On Screen Keyboard Switcher

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ligonator January 8, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Cool… I love the 3rd method…
VasanRulez really Rules…

Check his other galleries too…
U must put those too here..

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