On Screen Keyboard keep popping up In Windows 10

Windows 10 users have been reporting a strange issue off-late where they see the on-screen or the touchscreen keyboard popping up on the login screen. Apparently, the keyboards can also pop up from nowhere when you open many windows at a time, or whenever you install a new app or a driver.

If you recently installed an app or a driver, you can try uninstalling them and restart your PC to see if the issue is gone. If the problem still persists, you can try any of the three methods below. Let’s see how to fix this issue.


Method 1: Using The Settings App


Step 1: Click on the Start button on your desktop and select Settings from the context menu, located above the Power option.


Desktop Windows Icon Settings


Step 2: In the Settings window, click on Ease of Access.


Ease Of Access Settings New


Step 3: In the next window, on the left side, click on Keyboard, and on the right side of the pane, go to the Use your device without a physical keyboard. Turn off the option – Use the On-Screen Keyboard.


Ease Of Access Keyboard Use The On Screen Keyboard Turn Off


This should resolve your problem, however, if you still see the keyboard popping up on login, try the 2nd method.


Method 2: Through On-Screen Keyboard Options


Step 1: Press the Windows key + R together on your keyboard to open the Run box. Now, type osk in the search field and hit Enter. This will open the On-Screen keyboard.


Win + R Osk Enter


Step 2: On the On-Screen Keyboard, click on the Options button on the bottom right.


On Screen Keyboard Options


Step 3: In the Options window, click on the hyperlink – Control whether the On-Screen Keyboard starts when I sign in, towards the bottom.


Options Control Whether The On Screen Keyboard Starts When I Sign In


Step 4: In the next window that opens, go to Type using a pointing device section and uncheck the box next to Use On-Screen Keyboard. Click on Apply and then OK.


Type Using A Pointng Device Check Use On Screen Keyboard Option Apply Ok


Step 5: Again, go back to the Options window and click on OK. Now, close the On-Screen keyboard.


Options Ok


Now restart your PC and the problem with the on-screen keyboard should be resolved now. If you are still facing the problem, try the 3rd method.


Method 3: Through Services


Step 1: Click on the Start button on your desktop and type Services in the search field. Now, right-click on the result and select Run as administrator.


Start Search Services Right Click Run As Administrator


Step 2: In the Services window, on the right side, under the Names column, scroll down and find Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service. Double click on it to open the Properties window.


Services Name Touch Keyboard And Handwriting Panel Service Double Click


Step 3: In the Properties window, under the General tab, go to the Startup type section and set it to Disabled. Click on Apply and then OK to save the changes and exit.


Properties General Startup Type Disabled Apply Ok


Now restart your PC and the On-Screen/Touchscreen keyboard should not pop up on login.