The onscreen keyboard takes up too much damn space of the screen. Almost 2/3 of the screen. Why? Why can't we change the size of the keyboard? Why isn't the control open to the dev? This is the one thing I hate about metro. I've been developing and using an LOB app of my own. It works fine when I'm in the office sitting comfortably with the touch cover attached to the surface. But the app is also meant to be used out in the field when I'm doing inspection work. And when I want to input data, the freakin' soft keyboard would cover up almost 2/3 of the screen, which is pretty much everything. God it's annoying. Anyway, I just wrote a subroutine that disables the freakin' soft keyboard that comes with winrt and built my own collapsible, resizable, and color-changeable soft-keyboard. It took some coding yoga, but I did it. MS should have opened up the controls of the soft keyboard for devs to control it. This is ridiculous. I shouldn't have had to spend any time at all solving this.