How to reset Touch keyboard to default open position in Windows 11/10

How to reset Touch Keyboard to default open position in Windows 11/10

If you do not like the current position and want to reset the Touch keyboard to the default position in Windows 11 or Windows 10, here is how you can do that. Although the OS doesn’t offer an option in Windows Settings, you can reset the Touch keyboard to the default position using Registry Editor.

When your physical keyboard is not working, you can always use the Touch keyboard or On-Screen Keyboard. One of the handy features of this virtual keyboard is that you can move it to another position, and it will stay there even if you close and reopen it. However, if you want to open it in the default position where it is supposed to be opened, this guide will be helpful for you.

As you are about to delete some values from the Registry Editor, it is recommended to backup all Registry files and create a System Restore point.

How to reset Touch Keyboard to default open position in Windows 11/10

To reset the Touch keyboard to default open position in Windows 11/10, follow these steps:

  1. Press Win+R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type regedit > press the Enter button > click the Yes option.
  3. Go to TabletTip1.7 in HKCU.
  4. Right-click on the OptimizedKeyboardRelativeXPositionOnScreen.
  5. Select the Delete option.
  6. Click the Yes option.
  7. Repeat the same steps with OptimizedKeyboardRelativeYPositionOnScreen.
  8. Restart your computer.

Let’s check out these steps in detail.

At first, you need to open the Registry Editor on your computer. To do so, you can press Win+R to display the Run dialog, type regedit, and hit the Enter button. Once the UAC prompt appears on your screen, click the Yes button.

Next, you need to navigate to this path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftTabletTip1.7

In the 1.7 key, you can find two REG_DOWRD values named OptimizedKeyboardRelativeXPositionOnScreen and OptimizedKeyboardRelativeYPositionOnScreen. You need to right-click on each of them and select the Delete option.

Then, click on the Yes button to confirm the removal.

Once done, you must restart your computer or the Windows Explorer process using Task Manager.

There is another method you can use to get the same thing done. It is handy when you frequently change the position and want to restore it to the default position. It is via BAT file. For that, open the Notepad on your computer and paste the following lines:

@echo off

REG Delete "HKCUSOFTWAREMicrosoftTabletTip1.7" /V OptimizedKeyboardRelativeXPositionOnScreen /F

REG Delete "HKCUSOFTWAREMicrosoftTabletTip1.7" /V OptimizedKeyboardRelativeYPositionOnScreen /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

start explorer.exe

Click on the File > Save As option.

How to reset Touch keyboard to default open position in Windows 11/10

Then, choose a location where you want to save the file, enter a name with .bat extension, and click the Save button.

Following that, you can double-click on the .bat file to run it.

TIP: This post will show you how to reset Keyboard settings to default in Windows 11/10.

How do I reset my Touch Keyboard in Windows 11/10?

In Windows 10, there is an option in Windows Settings. For that, you need to open Windows Settings and go to Personalization > Touch keyboard. Then, click on the Reset Settings button to reset all the changes. However, in Windows 11, you need to use the Registry Editor. For that, navigate to TabletTip1.7 in HKCU, and delete all the REG_DWORD values from the 1.7 key.

That’s all! Hope this guide helped.

Read: How to Add or Remove Keyboard Layout in Windows 11.

How to reset Touch keyboard to default open position in Windows 11/10

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