The Windows Mobile virtual keyboard allows for text entry using an onscreen touch keyboard. This software input panel (SIP) often becomes both a useful tool and a nuisance. Browsing web pages on a tiny screen is hard enough without a keyboard popping up and blocking part of the view. You can permanently disable the keyboard for all applications using a third-party registry editor, or simply turn off the keyboard in Internet Explorer by changing one option setting.
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Download and install a registry editor compatible with your Windows Mobile device. Always download from a reputable source. Mobile Registry Editor v1.11 and Kilmist Registry Editor 2.5 are available for free.
Use the registry editor to locate the following registry key: "HKEY_Current_User\ControlPanel\Sip\AllowChange."
Right-click the registry key and click "Modify."
Change the value to "0" from "1" in the "Value Data" text box. The "0" indicates the keyboard has been disabled, whereas a value of "1" indicates the keyboard is on.
Save and close the registry editor.
Perform a device soft reset by following device manufacturer's instructions.
Click "Start," followed "Control Panel" and then "Internet Options."
Click the "Select" tab.
Scroll to the "Browsing" section and check "Disable Automatic SIP."
Tips and warnings
- Always use caution when performing a registry edit. Incorrect modifications may harm the device.
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