Keep The Windows 10 Taskbar Visible While Using The On-Screen Keyboard

Keep The Windows 10 Taskbar Visible While Using The On-Screen Keyboard
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Windows: If you use Windows 10 on a touchscreen-enabled device like the Surface, you might notice that the on-screen keyboard covers up the taskbar when it’s in use. Here’s how to show both at the same time.

Closing the keyboard when you need to use the taskbar isn’t a huge hassle, but it’s also an unnecessary one. To show the taskbar even while you’re using the keyboard, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start and type “regedit.” Press enter.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftStigRegKeyTypingTaskbarAvoidanceEnabled
  3. If StigRegKey, Typing or TaskbarAvoidanceEnabled don’t exist, right-click the parent value and add a new key.
  4. Under TaskbarAvoidanceEnabled, right-click and add a new DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  5. Label it “Enable.”
  6. Right-click and set its value to 1.
  7. Restart your machine.

After this, whenever you open the on-screen keyboard on Windows 10, it should avoid the taskbar. As always, be careful when editing the registry.

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