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Can't remove taskbar touch keyboard icon

Q: Can't remove taskbar touch keyboard icon

I just got a laptop that has a touch keyboard which I never plan to use. I have Start8 running and I use only the desktop UI. I go to task bar properties/toolbars and uncheck the touch keyboard apply and OK, and the icon disappears as it should. But when I restart it has returned. Is there a way to get rid of it.
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A: Can't remove taskbar touch keyboard icon

Try this: How to disable the On-Screen Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 - Scott Hanselman

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/36884-cant-remove-taskbar-touch-keyboard-icon.html
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On the topic of Windows 8 customization, is there a way to permanently remove the Touch Keyboard toolbar from taskbar?

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Thanks again,

Edit:

Thanks Brink, didn't think I needed to create another thread but come to think off it Windows 8 is still very new and others may have the same problem.

A:Permanently remove Touch Keyboard toolbar from taskbar?

search 'Mouse'
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Make sure "Remove tray icon from taskbar" is checked.

Although yours might be different, since it varies between touch mouse models I think.

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Hi
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Is it possible to remove it from the taskbar?

Thanks

A:US/UK keyboard icon in taskbar - How to remove

If you remove US as a language option for the keyboard layout the icon will disappear , it's only there as a way to choose between languages installed if more than one is available.

Control Panel , Languages.

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And I can't figure out how to remove the "show desktop" icon in the systems notification tray.
 
Thanks in advance for any help
Megan Armstrong.
 

A:Windows 7 Restricted User - Remove Right click on taskbar icons; Remove show desktop icon

Hello Megan,

Hope you're doing fine.

Disabling context menu from application on the taskbar
Please note the task bar context menu for any application for windows 7 is sub-divided into two sections :

   a. Jumplist(to access recently opened files) 
   b. Creating a new instance of the application, Pin/Unpin, Close window

We can only disable the Jump List of the Taskbar context menu but not the "new instance creation, Pin/Unpin, close window"

Please follow the steps below to disable jump list:
1. Right-click on the Taskbar and then select Properties.
2. Click on the Start Menu tab and uncheck "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar".
3. Click OK.

Disabling Show Desktop from the system tray
Regarding the requirement of disabling the "Show Desktop" button alltogether from the System tray, this is by design.

There are no ways to remove it. All we can do is to disable aero peek at Taskbar properties by right clicking and uncheck the option "Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop".
There's a third party software which addresses this sopecific purpose but I'm not pretty sure if this works perfectly for Windows 7 SP1 as well. Please refer to the link below.

Ref :
http://kishan-bagaria.deviantart.com/art/7-Show-Desktop-Button-Remover-163376704
 
Thanks,
Nabarun

Regards,
Nabarun Chakraborty | Support Engineer | Microsoft India GTSC

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/remove-network-icon-from-taskbar.737372/
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A:Remove uTorrent icon from Taskbar

Sorry we don't assist with torrents or torrent programs, nor do we assist in hiding it. Thread closed.
 

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A:safely remove hardware icon gone from taskbar

You can do this:
 
Open "This PC", right click on the drive, and click "Eject", then you can remove the drive.

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Hello Wolfgang,

If you mean the Safely remove icon in the system tray, see if plugging in a USB flash drive will trigger the Safely remove icon to display in the system tray. Afterwards, you may be able to set it to not be hidden in the Notification Area Icons settings.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/141239-safely-remove-icon-taskbar-disappeared.html
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Right click on the system tray. Select "customize notifications." Each item should give you three choices, one of which will be to always show it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hardware-remove-icon-for-usb-devices-gone-in-taskbar.718825/
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Hello deathspanker, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


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A:Safely Remove Hardware icon on taskbar

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I got tired of doing that and went the other way. I enabled all icons and notifications in the tray, then turned off the annoying system ones.

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A:Safely Remove hardware icon in taskbar removal!?

Do you have any Media card readers? If so, they trigger the Safely Remove icon.

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A:remove microsoft keyboard notification from taskbar ?

Uncheck Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar, then change the appropriate icon/icons to "Hide icon and notifications"

Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

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A:"Remove USB Device" Icon not showing up in taskbar

happened to me quite a few times on my laptop ...

if it is not just 'hidden', try this

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A:"Safely Remove Hardware" Taskbar Icon

Hi Frank,

For each system tray icon that you want to see, you also have to select the "Always Show" behavior - which is what I see posted at: http://www.tech-recipes.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=414#1213

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*bump* no one can help me further?

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Looks that way...

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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please right click the existing shortcut and click on Unpin this program from the Taskbar,
If you also have a shortcut on your desktop right click and delete it as well,
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make sure its on in msconfig

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See whether this will help: Icon Cache - Rebuild

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A:Firefox "Pin to Taskbar" icon wont open in it's own icon.

right click the taskbar
pick properties
open the Taskbar tab

What is set for Taskbar buttons?
You could try Always combine, hide labels

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A:Remove the Get Windows 10 icon from the icon tray

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This is due to our Community Biggest Question, that Microsoft Haven't answer with fix of KB (Knowledge Based) Update.
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and so ill show back the question by (Pictures).







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https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/00021047-f8ec-4c62-a7bd-5d5f4a90f1f1/touch-keyboard-sound-too-low?forum=w8itprogeneral
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tell us more like when did this error occur and did you make any hardware changes or some major changes to the device? be more brief and tell us as much you know.

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All function from your Keyboard and Touchpad don't work?You have an external Keyboard or Mouse? Anyway you recovery complete or not?  Att CristianIf this answer help you click in Kudos to tanks.Tank you.




If this answer help you click in Kudos to tanks.If you don't have more question click in Accept as Solution to close this case.Best Regards Cristian Derick.Senior Support Analyst.

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A:Keyboard and touch pad problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mornion


I have some problem with my keyboard some keyboard keys do not work "FN" and other keys from asus notebook.
i tried install drivers but dont work, only work generic functions.

my touch pad have a problem, my notebook have multimedia touchpad and multimedia options dont work =| , only generic functions in touch pad work

someone can help me please?


Hi and welcome to sevenforums
First we need the information abt your computer. what make, model, OS, and as much as you can tell us

waiting on info

Ken

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Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:Aspire R13 touch keyboard

Put to mouse pointer in an unused part of the tray and right click (or hold finger on display). Near the top mine shows "Show touch keyboard button". Select this and your button should be at the right end of the tray.

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A:Touch controls at top of keyboard

Did you reinstall the operating system or remove any software?

Vista or XP?

Try reinstalling the HP Quick launch buttons software
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3884608
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/touch-controls-at-top-of-keyboard.849106/
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Click Start/Run and type in msconfig and click OK.
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If you need to retrieve your files, pull the hard drive, stick it into a USB enclosure, go to a different computer and pull the files. Dunno what to do about the actual computer, sorry.

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Updating the BIOS did help. Great.

(The keyboard did not work in the BIOS nor when booting an other system. So a BIOS update was the only thing I tough that could help.)

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By default, the on-screen or touch keyboard will only appear automatically when you tap in a text field in a modern UI screen or modern app.

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You won't find driver properties there.

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Try another mouse and/or keyboard.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-keyboard-and-touch-pad-problems.1051237/
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No Idea on cost. I can see the keyboard being damaged although it may have worked once dried out. It was water and no pop or booze which is worst. Welded unlikely but was it a authorize Lenovo shop if not then thats it.



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Welcome to the forum.

Have you tried an external keyboard?

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Found out there's a 'Tablet PC' checkbox in the toolbars which can suffice. Thanks anyway!

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kirkby3421,
 
Remove the drivers, do a restart, and let Windows 10 install the drivers.

http://community.acer.com/t5/Windows-10/keyboard-and-touch-pad-not-working-after-windows-10-upgrade/td-p/384058/jump-to/first-unread-message
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Hi krugger4779 and welcome to Vista Forums

Can you please let us know the make and model number of your laptop as the key or key combination can vary. Without this information, the best I can suggest is that you check your manual and follow the instructions there.

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A:Touch pad/keyboard has stopped working.

just replying as I'm having exactly the same issue, though on Win 8. Somehow the drivers were gone for the keyboard and touch pad, and while I resolved the touchpad issue by reinstalling the driver, but still cannot find the keyboard one.

yo

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Hello barbu110 and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that your icon cache became damaged or corrupt for some unknown reason. You could try rebuilding it and see what happens.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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You may have 2 languages enabled for your PC.English (US) and English (canada). Usually you will see a keyboard icon on the bottom right side of your screen.You can click on it and change the current language for the keyboad.Best if you go to the Control panel and disable one of these from the Languages section.

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This happened to me last night, in fact. But after shutting down and restarting, it hasn't happened again so far. 

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I'm also looking for a way to store the lightest keyboard setting

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Can't anyone help me?

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The lag with the wireless mouse is gone, but the lag with everything else is still there.
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A:X1 Carbon Touch Backlit keyboard not working

Hi, architect7
 
Be sure to hold the Fn key while pressing the Spacebar to turn on the backlit keyboard. If you have already tried this to no avail, then I would recommend checking some BIOS settings. To enter BIOS, reboot the machine. When it is powering back up and you see the Lenovo splash screen, tap the Enter key repeatedly. A menu should appear. When it does, press F1 to enter BIOS. Once here, navigate to Config ? Keyboard/Mouse and check the settings of Fn and Ctrl Key swap and Fn Key Lock. For purposes of this test, make sure they are both set to Disabled. Once done, press F10 to save and exit. The machine should now boot normally. Log in to Windows and try to activate the backlight again and see if that works.
 
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Adam



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The touch pad disables and enables itself erratically (usually when typing) and several keys on the keyboard either don't work or work incorrectly (e.g. pushing the T key enables the ALT keys and a T cannot be typed and pushing the 5 key results in 05 being typed).

The catalyst for these issues seems to be related to automatic Windows Updates. I noticed these issues began after an Automatic Windows Update on 19/12/2014 entitled "Critical update".


Now, when I uninstall the most recent Windows Security Update from Microsoft, the keyboard problems are fixed (except for the hyphen key, which doesn't work for some reason).

However, the touch pad problem remains, so using a wireless mouse is now a must.

Should I unistall and reinstall a new driver for the keyboard and touch pad?

A:Tecra R940 - Touch pad and keyboard issues

Hi

The keyboard driver cannot be updated or installed because it?s already part of the Windows system.
But from my point of few you should test the keyboard functionality using the external USB keyboard.

In case the external USB keyboard would work properly, the issue isn?t related to the system update but to the internal keyboard malfunction? this would require keyboard replacement.

The touchpad driver should be available on the Toshiba EU driver page. There you can find the Alps Electric as well as the Synaptics touchpad driver.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?80903-Tecra-R940-Touch-pad-and-keyboard-issues