I have a new 700t and have been annoyed that in Metro when you click on a field to type something the keyboard pops up automatically but in the "Desktop" mode it does not. I found a AutoIT script from tj!2k7 on XDA-Developers forums that I modified and had converted to AutoHotKey (thanks to their forums), which is what I would rather use, and it seems to work. It basically monitors and when it sees the I-beam (cursor) in a text field it pops up the keyboard, it checks every 750ms. I had some issues while the script was running and when I went into Metro the keyboard would stay up. After some trial and error I found how to exclude Metro so the script did not work in Metro which it did not need to. I have also figured out how to have it auto-minimize the keyboard when you leave the text field. I am no programmer and just pieced this together but figured I would share it in case others may want it and also if some more experience Ahk users may be able to expand on it It does not work on everything, for example went to this site on IE on the Desktop and I got the keyboard to popup when I went to type the url in but when I went to login I did not get it. Again, hoping others can expand or help me expand on this All the links below are zipped. Extract the contents wherever you want just making sure the "img" folder stays with the EXE. Latest version that will auto-minimize the keyboard when you leave the textfield https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=586D1FA294807DA1!29515&authkey=!AD4zceisCMOCG5M This is the same as the latest version but does not check to see if the tablet is docked. Some people with the Series 7 needed this to run it. https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=586D1FA294807DA1!29517&authkey=!AJehbFhpms_q9SI Version that just pops the keyboard up (does not auto-minimize it) https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=586D1FA294807DA1!29519&authkey=!ADsiJLTZ48fjusU FAQ: If you want to close the script just go into task manager and end the task "Desktop Keyboard" or AutoHotKey (something like that) if you run it as the AHK. The systray icon can be used to toggle the script on and off by tapping it. A keyboard with a green circle is Enabled and a keyboard with a red circle is disabled. Thanks to lblb and gahfe for helping me with this! If you get the message "Error: Can't load icon". You have to have an "img" folder wherever this EXE is with the 2 .ico files in it. You can find the 2 .ico files here: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=586D1FA294807DA1!29493&authkey=!ABa4CScN1M2UXCs I got rid of having separate copies for 32bit and 64bit as the 32bit runs fine on my 64bit machine. There is not that much to the script so I don't think there is an advantage to having it 64bit. If I am wrong or you have a different opinion please let me know...this is all new to me. If you want the source AHK files I put them all together here: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=586D1FA294807DA1!29511&authkey=!AMwUNN4Sd2RIeFE please let me know if you make any changes as I would love to see them. Please let me know how it works for you!