For tablet pen input, don't show the Input Panel icon

Prevents the Tablet PC Input Panel icon from appearing next to any text entry area in applications where this behavior is available. This policy applies only when using a tablet pen as an input device.

Tablet PC Input Panel is a Tablet PC accessory that enables you to use handwriting or an on-screen keyboard to enter text, symbols, numbers, or keyboard shortcuts.

If you enable this policy, Input Panel will never appear next to text entry areas when using a tablet pen as an input device. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box.

If you disable this policy, Input Panel will appear next to any text entry area in applications where this behavior is available. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box.

If you do not configure this policy, Input Panel will appear next to text entry areas in applications where this behavior is available. Users will be able to configure this setting on the Opening tab in Input Panel Options.

Caution: If you enable both the "Prevent Input Panel from appearing next to text entry areas" policy and the "Prevent Input Panel tab from appearing" policy, and disable the "Show Input Panel taskbar icon" policy, the user will then have no way to access Input Panel.

Supported on: Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\TabletTip\1.7
Value NameHideIPTIPTarget
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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