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I recently got an MSI Windpad 110W, running windows 8. Runs great, Only real issue is when i have a USB Keyboard plugged in, the on screen always comes up and obstructs my view. Is there any way to disable it while the keyboard is plugged in? I read something about disabling it altogether, but i don't want that because obviously i still need it when the physical keyboard isn't easily accessible.

Any help appreciated, thanks.

asked May 14 '12 at 13:02

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I think the assumption is that you'll use one or the other but not both. Don't forget that W8 is still work in progress so this may be dealt with in the release edition but I suspect you'll have to wait for someone to come up with a detection script/program if you want the selection to be automatic.

answered May 14 '12 at 14:27

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Cornelia Cornflake

yeah, this is true. as more and more people use windows 8 on tablets like its designed for, it will more than likely be addressed. release preview is supposed to be out first week of june. cant imagine we'll see any more betas after that, just the final release.

(May 14 '12 at 18:11) firebirdtransam firebirdtransam's gravatar image

Isn't there a button you can press to make the keyboard disappear? It's a temporary fix but it works.

answered May 14 '12 at 13:24

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DJ Scooby Doo

there is, but only when you don't need it. every time i tap a text box, regardless of whether or not its plugged in, it appears all by itself. which is quite annoying, but once i start typing it goes away.

answered May 14 '12 at 14:14

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