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Touch Keyboard icon is not displayed on a Windows 8-based tablet

Symptoms
When you sign in to Windows 8 on a tablet for the first time, the Touch Keyboard icon that should be displayed on the taskbar is not displayed.

This issue occurs only on certain devices.

Update information

To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2855336. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2855336 Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: July 2013
Workaround
To enable the Touch Keyboard icon, use one of the following methods:

Method 1

  1. Open the desktop, and then press and hold or right-click the taskbar.
  2. Point to Toolbars.
  3. Tap or click Touch Keyboard.

Method 2

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings. If you are using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Settings.
  2. Tap or click the Keyboard icon.
  3. Tap or click Touch keyboard and handwriting panel.
More information
For more information about how to use the taskbar and touch keyboard, go to the following Microsoft websites:For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Properties

Article ID: 2838083 - Last Review: 07/09/2013 17:16:00 - Revision: 2.0

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • kbhotfixserver kbfix kbsurveynew kbexpertisebeginner KB2838083
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