Tag Archive: tabtip.exe

Jun 14 2013

How to activate the touchscreen keyboard in Windows 8

So you just bought a new tablet with Windows 8 Pro on it or you have a Point of Sale with a touch screen and no keyboard and mouse. Where do you find the touchscreen keyboard in Windows 8?

Luckily there is a build-in Windows Module that can be used and actually works very well.
This module is called Tabtip.exe and is installed by default when installing Windows.

To open this on-screen touch keyboard, follow these steps:

Open your Run Command box (press WINDOWS KEY + R)
Click on BROWSE and browse to the following folder

C:\Program Files \Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe

Click OK to open the Tabtip.exe Module.

The Tabtip Windows Module will then appear in your Taskbar on the right, close to the time.

Tabtip On-screen Touch keyboard icon

 

 

If you press on it, it will open the touchscreen keyboard.

Tabtip On-screen Touch keyboard icon option 1

 

 

 

 

 

Tabtip On-screen Touch keyboard icon option 1