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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.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> software -> policies -> microsoft -> TabletTip -> 1. 7 # PasswordSecurityState; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> software -> policies -> microsoft -> TabletTip -> 1. 7 # PasswordSecurity

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Tablet PC -> Input Panel

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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