Disable the Virtual Keyboard on Windows Mobile

The virtual keyboard really helps and often automatically pops up when you click on any text field in Windows Mobile. But when you have a device which already have a physical keyboard, it’s annoying how these virtual keyboard pops out automatically and distract your view by decreasing your view space of the actual documents or applications.

disable virtual keyboard windows mobile registry hack

Of course, there are softwares which you can install to disable this, but I still prefer the easy and clean reg tweak. Here’s how you do it.

First of call, grab yourself a registry editor. I recommend – PHM Registry Editor – as it’s simple and does the job right.

Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/ControlPanel/Sip

Change AllowChange value data from 1 to 0 (decimal value) and soft reset your device.

This works in Opera as well – virtual keyboard does not pop up any more when you click on any text field (iĀ  know many are annoyed because of that) šŸ˜›

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5 Responses to “Disable the Virtual Keyboard on Windows Mobile”

  1. San Says:

    Awesome šŸ™‚ thanks m8 šŸ˜‰ the keyboard popping up has eaten my brain cells for days!!

  2. neato4u Says:

    hey no problem San. Glad to help šŸ™‚

  3. jody Says:

    I tried this on my touch pro and upon restart the virtual keyboard was up on every screen (even on tf3D screens), no way to remove it. so it sorta did the exact opposite for me. had to undo the registry change. any ideas?

  4. neato4u Says:

    head over to http://pdaphonehome.com/forums/ppc-6700-xv6700/63762-null-virtual-keyboard.html and download the zip file (nullkb.ppc3_cef.zip). After that you need to select the Null keyboard as your SIP instead of the default keyboard. Hopefully that works for you.

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