How to Allow or Prevent Touch Keyboard from showing Period after Double-Tapping the Spacebar on Windows 11?


Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click on to enter text. It can be helpful if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard. After you double-tap the Spacebar on the touch keyboard, you can add a period. Even if you want to stop the Touch keyboard from showing a period after double-tapping the Spacebar, this risewindows post will help you do that. You can turn off this setting from Windows Settings and Registry Editor.

There are two ways to show a period sign at the end of a sentence or any other place. At first, you can click on the period sign visible on the Touch keyboard. The default setting lets you type a period if you tap the Spacebar twice on the Touch keyboard. It is a somewhat faster method than the first one. However, if you do not like to have a period when you double-tap the Spacebar for any reason, you can disable that feature. As we talked about earlier, there are two ways to turn off this functionality of the Touch keyboard. It is recommended to backup all Registry files if you follow the Registry method.

How to Allow or Stop Touch keyboard from showing Period after Double-Tapping the Spacebar on Windows 11?

To allow or disallow the Touch Keyboard from showing a Period after your double-tap the Spacebar using Windows Settings, use the following:-

Step 1. Firstly, Windows + I keys on the keyboard to open Windows Settings.

Step 2. Now, press the Time & language from the left side.

Step 3. Then, select Typing the menu from the right side.

Step 4. After that, click the Touch keyboard to expand.

Step 5. Next, check or uncheck the “Add a period after I double-tap the Spacebar” option to allow or disallow the showing period when you double-tap the Spacebar on the Touch keyboard.

How to Turn On/Off Add a Period after I Double-Tap the Spacebar using Registry Editor?

To allow or prevent the Touch keyboard from showing period after double-tap Spacebar on Windows 11/10, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. Now, navigate to the following key in the left side pane:-


Step 3. Next, look into the right side pane and find DWORD EnableDoubleTapSpace. If it does not exist, right-click on the free space and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 4. After that, name it EnableDoubleTapSpace.

Step 5. Then, double-click on EnableDoubleTapSpace and set its “Value data” to 1 to enable or 0 to disable double-tap period.

Step 6. So, click OK.

Step 7. At last, open the Task Manager and restart the Windows Explorer process to see the changes.

That’s it for the post.

Good luck & Stay Healthy.!!!

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