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How to Disable New Emoji Panel in Windows 10


How to Disable New Emoji Panel in Windows 10

How to Disable New Emoji Panel in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there is a provision of using emojis via the touch keyboard. This feature was available from the older Windows 10 versions.

It lets you easily input emojis into text messages or in apps like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint via a simple shortcut. Just press Windows Key + Period (.) or Windows Key + semicolon (Wink to bring up Emoji Panel.

However, if you are not a superfan of this feature, you can disable it completely if you wish.

Launch the Registry Editor by typing regedit.exe into Start Menu.

Once you see it, navigate to the following address-



Now to disable the hotkey for emoji panel, you’ll be required to modify EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey DWORD. This DWORD location may vary depending on the region/locale selected in your computer.

Press Ctrl+F keys together to launch the Find box, copy and paste EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey in the Find box and press Enter key.

Now double click on the DWORD and change its value to 0.

That’s it. The hotkey for the emoji panel will be disabled.

Now, if you again wish to enable the emoji panel back, then just change the value of the DWORD EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey DWORD to 1 again.

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