Touch screen keyboard in windows fails

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

Based on a VM server, 8 cores, 16 gigs ram

The device with an issue runs windows 10, its an nuc style device. In this instance its only being used as a glorified remote control, no audio connected to it.

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

Ubiquiti networking throughout, ethernet end to end

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)


Description Of Issue

I have a little pc with a 1080p touchscreen monitor connected. When I have a text field the onscreen keyboard pops up, in chrome etc and works great.
In roon however when I click the search bar, it either comes up, then goes away immediately, or it does not come up at all.
This issue is only present in roon.

This is a known issue.

There’s a setting in Roon that you need to be aware of: “Enable On-Screen Keyboard” ( in Settings > Setup).

I’ve always relied on Windows to automatically bring up the keyboard on a touchscreen tablet (or Surface device in tablet mode).


  • with the Roon client in Windowed mode - that Roon switch is necessary, and needs to be set to “Yes”.
  • With the Roon client in fullscreen mode (no Taskbar showing) - that switch is not necessary, the pop-up keyboard does not disappear - Windows handles the pop-up keyboard itself.

Frankly, I now prefer to run the Roon client on a Windows tablet/convertible in fullscreen mode - I don’t need to worry about the Roon setting for the onscreen keyboard.


Geoff thanks for that, cannot believe I did not see the setting.

Its working now.

I guess roon is just not set up for touch screens. Or at least because of the resolution I have to go full screen, (well actually its a 1080 monitor but small so I scaled to 150%)

In this mode it looks great but you cannot quit roon, its impossible!

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If you’re running Windows 10 on a touchscreen, then just swipe in from the left - that brings up the display of running programs (and your activity history). You can then close any program you wish.

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Thanks Geoff, you would think after 20 years of using windows I would be getting used to it.

Hi @Gareth_Irwin,

Thanks for letting us know that you were able to resolve this issue with @Geoff_Coupe’s help!
Please do let us know if there’s anything else we can assist with in the future!

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