How to Turn On or Off the Sound of Touch Keyboard in Windows 11

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The article provides a guide to enable or disable the Touch keyboard’s key sounds feature in Windows 11. Users can alter this feature via the Windows Settings app or the Windows Registry Editor. When enabled, the virtual keyboard produces a clicking sound as keys are pressed, akin to a physical keyboard.

This article explains how to enable or disable a Touch keyboard feature that will play sounds as you type in Windows 11.

Touchscreen devices without physical keyboards will see a built-in virtual keyboard called a Touch keyboard. It can be handy for these devices.

When using the Touch keyboard in Windows, you can turn on or off a feature to play key sounds as you type. When enabled, the Touch keyboard will click, indicating the key being pressed like on a physical keyboard.

Below is how to turn it on or off.

Turn on or off play key sounds with the Touch keyboard

As described above, when using the built-in Touch keyboard in Windows, you can turn on or off a feature to play key sounds as you type, similar to the key being pressed on a physical keyboard.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the Time & language button on the left.

Windows 11 Time and language button in the Settings app

On the right, select the Typing tile to expand it.

windows 11 time and language typing tile
Windows 11 time and language typing tile

Select and expand the Touch keyboard tile on the Time & language -> Typing settings pane, then check the box next to Play key sounds as I type to enable it.

To disable it, uncheck the box.

Windows 11 play key sounds as I type.

You can close the Settings app when done.

Enable or disable key sounds with the Touch keyboard via the Registry

Another way users can turn on or off the Touch keyboard key sounds as they type in Windows 11 is to use the Windows Registry Editor.

First, open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7

If you don’t see the 1.7 folder key, right-click on the TabletTip key, then create the subkey (1.7) folders.

TabletTip registry key

Right-click the 1.7 folder key’s right pane and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Next, type a new key named EnableKeyAudioFeedback.

Double-click the new key item name (EnableKeyAudioFeedback) and make sure the Base option is Decimal, and then update the Value data:

  • Type 1 to enable this feature.
  • Type 0 to disable this feature.
Turn on or off key sounds as you type with touch keyboard

Save your changes and restart your computer.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable key sounds when using the Touch keyboard in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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