Screen keyboard appear in any form/field?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro' started by STLPilot, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. STLPilot

    STLPilot New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    OK its pretty annoying that the screen keyboard has to be activated if starting to type into browser and even some programs.

    Is there something that makes the keyboard appear anytime a typing request or your cursor appears?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sin

    Sin New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    470
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    My Device:
    RT
    What are you have issues in? In any Metro app the on-screen keyboard works fine for me. With a legacy desktop application, it doesn't work like that due to the applications needing to become touch aware. Even IE10 behaves differently between the Metro interface and the legacy desktop interface.
     
  3. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,177
    Likes Received:
    262
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Northern CA
    My Device:
    RT
    Yep, it is a difference in behavior between desktop and Modern UI that is discussed thoroughly in other threads. Some people prefer it to always pop up and some are annoyed by it always popping up.
     
  4. STLPilot

    STLPilot New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    i reallly dont understand it being annoying ... if no keyboard present ... and cursor appears ... when would it be a pia? works perfectly on android and all apps.
     
  5. Uncensored2008

    Uncensored2008 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    California
    Honestly, I don't like it on Android. The onscreen pops up even though I have a physical (Bluetooth) keyboard, and obscures the form I'm working on. This was a constant annoyance on the Galaxy Tab.
     
  6. valhil2003

    valhil2003 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I actually have a similar issue, my surface pro (128gb) touch screen keyboard has been acting up ever since the latest update (Windows Defender) sent through Windows Update. I cannot even use the on screen keyboard to UNLOCK my surface. Any thoughts/advice/help on this???
     
  7. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,177
    Likes Received:
    262
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Northern CA
    My Device:
    RT
    Yes, try a forum search. This is most likely because you removed the keyboard while your Surface was asleep. You can't do that on the Pro. Reattach it then wake it back up.
     
  8. machistmo

    machistmo Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Raleigh NC
    My Device:
    Other
    Desktop

    From the Desktop, Which is where I live most of the time, there is a keyboard shortcut on the taskbar in the Systray.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
forum search keyboard disappears
,

microsoft surface pro on screen keyboard does not appear

,
no keyboard present on rt
,
sometimes keyboard doesnt appear surface 2
,
surface how to activate keyboard in field
,
surface keyboard dont popup
,
surface pro 2 on screen keyboard doesnt appear
,
surface pro taskbar and keyboard appear
,
surface rt cannot type into popup fields
,
surface touch keybroad appear