If you often use the Touch keyboard on Windows 11 but do not like the silent typing experience, follow this guide to turn on the Touch keyboard typing sound. There are two ways to enable or disable Touch keyboard typing sound in Windows 11, and you can use either of them to get the job done.
Touch keyboard or On-screen keyboard helps you type in any program when the physical keyboard is not working. You can find all the keys (without a number pad) on the Touch keyboard. The best thing is that you can use your finger to type like a mobile if you have a touch screen Windows device. Although it does the job pretty well, you might find it different because of the no clicking sound when you press a key. If so, you can get rid of this problem with the in-built settings and Registry Editor.
There are two versions of the Touch keyboard on Windows 11. If you use the small keypad, you need to use the Registry Editor. However, if you use the fully-featured Touch keyboard, you can use the second method.
How to turn on Touch keyboard typing sound in Windows 11
To turn on Touch keyboard typing sound in Windows 11 using Registry, follow these steps:
- Press Win+R to open the Run prompt.
- Type regedit > press the Enter button.
- Click the Yes option.
- Navigate to Tablet1.7 in HKCU.
- Right-click on 1.7 > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Name it as EnableKeyAudioFeedback.
- Double-click on it to set the Value data as 1.
- Click the OK button.
- Restart your computer and open the Touch keyboard to get the audio effect.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
At first, you need to open the Registry Editor on your computer. For that, you can press Win+R to display the Run dialog, type regedit, and press the Enter button. If the UAC prompt appears, click on the Yes option.
Then, navigate to the following path:
Here you need to create a DWORD value. For that, right-click on 1.7 > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it as EnableKeyAudioFeedback.
Double-click on it to set the Value data as 1.
Click the OK button to save the change. Then, restart your computer and open the Touch keyboard to find the typing sound.
Enable or disable Touch keyboard typing sound in Windows 11
To enable or disable Touch keyboard typing sound in Windows 11 using Settings, follow these steps:
- Press Win+Ctrl+O to display the On-Screen Keyboard.
- Click on the Options key.
- Tick the Use click sound checkbox.
- Click the OK button.
Let’s delve into these steps in detail to learn more.
At first, you need to open the fully-featured On-Screen Keyboard on your computer. There are multiple methods, but the keyboard shortcut is the easiest one. You can press Win+Ctrl+O to open it on your screen.
However, if your physical keyboard is not working, you need to open Windows Settings, go to Personalization > Touch keyboard > click on the Open keyboard button. Then, you need to press the same combination in the Touch keyboard.
After it opens the On-Screen Keyboard on your screen, you need to click the Options key.
Then, tick the Use click sound checkbox and click the OK button.
Now, you can find the typing sound whenever you will type something using the On-Screen Keyboard.
How do I turn on the touch sound on my keyboard?
To turn on the touch sound on your keyboard in Windows 11, you need to go through one of the two methods mentioned above. You can either use the Registry Editor or the Settings. Either way, you will get a clicking sound whenever you type anything using the Touch keyboard or On-Screen Keyboard.
How do I make my keyboard not sound when I type?
If you are using a Touch keyboard or On-Screen Keyboard, and it plays a sound when you type, you can disable it using the aforementioned guide. You need to open Tablet1.7 in HKCU in Registry Editor and set the Value data of EnableKeyAudioFeedback as 0. On the other hand, you can use the Options key to open the corresponding setting in order to turn off the sound.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.
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