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On screen keyboard not appearing for rich text boxes

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  • I've had to plug a usb keyboard in to comment on this forum from my Acer W500, I can enter the Title just fine but as soon as I click in this box the on screen keyboard disappears - is there anoth way to bring up the keyboard?

     

     

    Saturday, September 24, 2011 4:03 PM

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  • Hey postPCera,

    WIN+r, type osk.exe, press Enter will start the On Screen Keyboard.  You could also create a shortcut that points to osk.exe.

     

     


    Gary
    Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:55 PM
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  • Thanks for the work around Gary, if all else fails at least I have some form of keyboard I can type with. I think this may need submitting as a bug report as I believe the standard on screen keyboard should popup as it does for standard text / password fields.

    FYI: Acer Iconia W500 tablet with 64 bit preview + Developer tools.

    :)

    Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:37 PM
  • No problem.  Here is a link to a post in this forum with instructions on getting the feedback took installed in case you haven't already.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/85d792b4-56f7-444a-9c59-00c013011e73

    Regards,


    Gary
    Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:54 PM
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  • I've done a bit more testing on this one and it appears that the soft keyboard does work in rich text boxes as long as you 'touch' the correct area in the rich text field (upper left) seems a bit of a hit and miss affair but it does eventually work. Hope this helps anyone else having similar problems.
    Acer W500 tablet Ageing HP laptop Too much apple stuff
    Monday, October 3, 2011 9:56 PM
  • postPCera,

    Thanks for updating this thread!

    Regards,


    Gary
    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 12:06 AM
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