Support custom on-screen keyboard (OSK) / input method editor (IME) / soft input panel (SIP) RRS feed

  • Question

  • You should support the development of custom keyboards so that developers can improve the typing experience.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:51 PM


All replies

  • Hi Hermann,

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately this level of customization is not supported on Windows 8.


    Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:59 AM
  • Are you serious?  This is one of the primary reasons I have been looking forward to getting a W8 hybrid device.  The ability to create with a computer and be mobile with a tablet.  

    I'm on my feet documenting patient care all day and need to input a lot of #'s so a 5 row keyboard is the very least I need.  From what I've seen from W8 this seems like its absent.

    For other tablets I've used the Cydia store offers several alternatives and has worked out well.  

    Why in the world would you not offer developers the ability to create a custom keyboard with all the necessary keys available without having to toggle back & forth?

    MS needs to reconsider this...

    -Brendan Sullivan, PT, CSCS


    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:31 AM