In case you are bothered by On-Screen Keyboard popping up on the screen of your computer, you will find below the steps to disable On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10 from starting at Startup and also at the Login screen.
Disable On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10
The On-Screen keyboard is an accessibility feature in Windows computers that you can make use of whenever the physical keyboard on your computer is not functioning properly.
However, the On-Screen keyboard takes up screen space and becomes annoying, especially when it starts automatically as soon as you login to your computer or starts at the Login screen.
This can happen in case you accidentally enable On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10 and it is preset to start immediately after you Login and also to Start at the Login Screen.
Disable On-Screen Keyboard Using Options Key
The easiest way to prevent On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10 from starting automatically at the startup screen on your computer is to do it right from the On-Screen Keyboard itself.
1. Click on the Options button on the On-Screen Keyboard (See image below)
2. On the Options screen, click on Control Whether the On-Screen Keyboard Starts when I Sign in link (See image below)
3. On the next screen, Un-check Use On-Screen Keyboard Option (See image below)
4. Click on Apply and OK to save this setting for On-Screen Keyboard on your computer.
After this setting, On-Screen Keyboard will not be starting as soon as you start the computer.
Disable On-Screen Keyboard At Login Screen
Making the On-screen keyboard available at the login screen can be helpful in case the physical keyboard on your computer is not working and you are Unable to Login to Windows 10.
In case you do not like this setting, you can easily Disable On-Screen Keyboard from starting up at Login Screen by following the steps below.
1. Open the Control Panel on your Windows 10 computer.
2. On the Control Panel screen, make sure you are on Category view and click on Ease of Access option (See image below)
3. On the next screen, click on Ease of Access Center (See image below).
4. On the Ease of Access Center screen, click on Change Sign-in Settings option (See image below).
5. On the next screen, Unselect the option to Type Without the Keyboard in “At Sign-in” column (See image below).
Note: You can also Uncheck the After Sign-in box, in case you do not want the On-Screen Keyboard to start after you Login to your computer.
6. Click on Apply and OK to save this setting on your computer (See image above).
After this, you won’t find the On-Screen Keyboard bothering you by starting at the Login Screen.
Disable On-Screen Keyboard Using Control Panel
You can also disable On-Screen Keyboard from popping up on the screen of your computer using the Control Panel.
1. Open Control Panel on your Windows 10 Computer.
2. In Control Panel screen, click on Ease of Access > Ease of Access Center.
3. On the Ease of Access Center screen, scroll down and click on Use Computer Without a Mouse or Keyboard link located under “Explore all Settings” section (See image below)
4. On the Next screen, Unselect the option for Use On-Screen Keyboard.
5. Click on Apply and OK to save this setting on your computer
Disable On-Screen Keyboard Using Registry
Advanced computer users can completely disable On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10 using the Registry Editor Screen. You may want to make a backup of your computer before following the steps below.
1. Right-click on Windows 10 Start button and then click on the Run option in the menu that appears.
2. In the Run Command Window, type regedit and then click on OK or press the Enter key on the keyboard of your computer.
3. On the Registry Editor screen, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL-MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Authentication > LogonUI (See image below).
4. In the LogonUI Folder, open ShowTabletKeyboard Key by double clicking on it and set its Value to 0 in order to disable On-Screen Keyboard on your computer (See image below).
Note: In case ShowTabletKeyboard Key does not exist on your computer, you can create it by right-clicking and then clicking on Create New Key option in the menu that appears.