Turn off password security in Input Panel

Adjusts password security settings in Touch Keyboard and Handwriting panel (a.k.a. Tablet PC Input Panel in Windows 7 and Windows Vista). These settings include using the on-screen keyboard by default, preventing users from switching to another Input Panel skin (the writing pad or character pad), and not showing what keys are tapped when entering a password.

Touch Keyboard and Handwriting panel enables you to use handwriting or an on-screen keyboard to enter text, symbols, numbers, or keyboard shortcuts.

If you enable this policy and choose "Low" from the drop-down box, password security is set to "Low." At this setting, all password security settings are turned off. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box.

If you enable this policy and choose "Medium-Low" from the drop-down box, password security is set to "Medium-Low." At this setting, when users enter passwords from Input Panel they use the on-screen keyboard by default, skin switching is allowed, and Input Panel displays the cursor and which keys are tapped. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box.

If you enable this policy and choose "Medium" from the drop-down box, password security is set to "Medium." At this setting, when users enter passwords from Input Panel they use the on-screen keyboard by default, skin switching is not allowed, and Input Panel displays the cursor and which keys are tapped. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box.

If you enable this policy and choose to "Medium-High" from the drop-down box, password security is set to "Medium-High." At this setting, when users enter passwords from Input Panel they use the on-screen keyboard by default, skin switching is allowed, and Input Panel does not display the cursor or which keys are tapped. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box.

If you enable this policy and choose "High" from the drop-down box, password security is set to "High." At this setting, when users enter passwords from Input Panel they use the on-screen keyboard by default, skin switching is not allowed, and Input Panel does not display the cursor or which keys are tapped. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box.

If you disable this policy, password security is set to "Medium-High." At this setting, when users enter passwords from Input Panel they use the on-screen keyboard by default, skin switching is allowed, and Input Panel does not display the cursor or which keys are tapped. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box.

If you do not configure this policy, password security is set to "Medium-High" by default. At this setting, when users enter passwords from Input Panel they use the on-screen keyboard by default, skin switching is allowed, and Input Panel does not display the cursor or which keys are tapped. Users will be able to configure this setting on the Advanced tab in Input Panel Options in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Caution: If you lower password security settings, people who can see the user's screen might be able to see their passwords.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\TabletTip\1.7
Value NamePasswordSecurityState
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Turn off password security in Input Panel


  1. Low
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\TabletTip\1.7
    Value NamePasswordSecurity
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  2. Medium Low
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\TabletTip\1.7
    Value NamePasswordSecurity
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  3. Medium
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\TabletTip\1.7
    Value NamePasswordSecurity
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
  4. Medium High
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\TabletTip\1.7
    Value NamePasswordSecurity
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value4
  5. High
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\TabletTip\1.7
    Value NamePasswordSecurity
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value5


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