This is a guide on enabling or disabling a feature that adds a period when the spacebar is double-tapped on the Touch keyboard in Windows 11. Methods include adjusting the setting in the Typing tile under Time & Language in the Settings app, or by modifying the Windows Registry Editor. The latter allows users to create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value key for this function.
This article explains how to turn on or off by adding a period after double tapping the Spacebar on the Touch Keyboard in Windows 11.
With Windows, many touch-enabled applications will automatically open the touch keyboard when you launch the apps. For example, the Touch keyboard will automatically open when tapping where you want to enter text in a form or text field.
You can also turn on a feature to add a period after double-tapping the Spacebar when using the Touch keyboard.
The steps below show you how to enable or disable it.
Doube-tap to add a period when using the Touch keyboard
As mentioned above, when using the Touch keyboard, you can turn on a feature to add a period after double-tapping the spacebar.
Here’s how to enable or disable it.
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.
On the right, select the Typing tile to expand it.
Select and expand the Touch keyboard tile on the Time & language -> Typing settings pane, then check the box next to Add a period after I double-tap the Spacebar to enable it.
To disable it, uncheck the box.
Enable or disable double-tap to add a period with the Touch keyboard via the Registry
Another way users can turn on or off, adding a period after a double-tap on the spacebar with the Touch keyboard in Windows 11, is to use the Windows Registry Editor.
First, open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key below.
If you don’t see the 1.7 folder key, right-click on the TabletTip key, then create the subkey (1.7) folders.
Right-click the 1.7 folder key’s right pane and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Next, type a new key named EnableDoubleTapSpace.
Double-click the new key item name (EnableDoubleTapSpace) 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.
Save your changes and restart your computer.
That should do it!
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