Onscreen keyboard becomes transparent or completely white in Windows 10

If your Windows 10 On-screen keyboard has become transparent or completely white for no apparent reason, then this post shows how to get it fixed quickly. The Windows operating system includes an Onscreen Keyboard whose executable is osk.exe. It is a part of the Ease of Access feature of Wind0ws 10, as a result of which you can operate the PC with the help of your mouse, instead of the physical keyboard.

Onscreen keyboard becomes transparent

When the onscreen keyboard becomes transparent or only displays the borders, you cannot access it. Also, you cannot remove it from the view completely. To fix this, you can try the following:

  1. Check the Fade button
  2. Run Windows Touch Keyboard Troubleshooter
  3. Restart On-screen keyboard process
  4. Use KillKeyboard.

1] Check the Fade button

Onscreen keyboard becomes transparent

Check the Fade button which you see in the bottom right corner. If it is enabled, it lets the onscreen keyboard fade in the background.

Tap the button, and the keyboard should be visible again.

2] Windows Touch Keyboard Troubleshooter

Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 is not working properly

Run the Windows Touch Keyboard Troubleshooter from Microsoft and see if it helps you.

3] Restart the On-screen keyboard process

You can try restarting the onscreen keyboard process. For doing so, open ‘Task Manager‘, switch to the ‘Processes‘ tab and locate ‘Accessibility On-screen Keyboard‘ option.

When found, hit the drop-down arrow adjacent to it, right-click on ‘On-screen Keyboard‘ option and right-click it.

Then, click on ‘End Task‘.

Once done, open the ‘Run‘ dialog box, type ‘osk.exe‘ and press ‘Enter‘.

Instantly, the On-screen keyboard should pop up on your computer screen as seen in the image above.

4] Use KillKeyboard

It is a C++ code to kill an on-screen keyboard and restore normalcy when it hangs or becomes completely transparent. Download the file from GitHub webpage.

Thus, with these simple tips, you can fix the problem of On-screen keyboard becoming transparent or turning completely white on Windows 10. If you have any more solutions with you, do share them with us in the comments section below.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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