What's new

Onscreen keyboard quit working


I had a strange issue I thought I'd share. I removed the type-keyboard and the onscreen keyboard wouldn't come up. I could get the keyboard in desktop mode to come up but when running any metro apps (or the lock screen) no keyboard. I poked around in various settings for about an hour trying to figure out what I'd turned off (and even rebooted) before thinking about re-attaching the keyboard. That worked fine so I pulled it off again. That seemed to clear the issue and the onscreen keyboard worked fine after that. It must not have detected something when I removed it the first time and it tought the keyboard was still attached. Glad I didn't have to take it back.


New Member
I had this on the bus this evening; it was weird. Although it started working again when I put the type cover back on.
Search tags for this page
surface keyboard not showing up
surface keyboard stops working
surface login no keyboard

surface on screen keyboard not showing up

surface pro keyboard not responding

surface pro keyboard not working

surface pro keyboard stopped working
surface pro login no keyboard
surface pro on screen keyboard not working
surface screen keyboard not working

Staff online

Members online