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Missing touch keyboard on Windows tablet

  • I created a simple Qt 5.3 GUI app that has 2 widgets - a QWebView and a QLineEdit. I default the URL to be But on a Windows 8.1 tablet that doesn't have a keyboard, the touch keyboard doesn't show up when you touch either the search box in or the line edit widget. Given that Microsoft, in its infinite wisdom, doesn't give a simple API to show the touch keyboard, how can this be fixed? I've done lots of searches on this problem and results are all over the place, from it has been fixed to it can't be done. Anyone else see this? Any work arounds?

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