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How To Auto Close Emoji Panel in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there is a special feature which allows entering Emoji easily. With a hotkey, you can open the Emoji Panel and pick the emoji you want. With recent Windows 10 builds, you can enter multiple emoji at a time. A new option will allow you to automatically close the emoji panel after you choose an emoji. By default, the emoji panel remains open. Here is how to auto close it.

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Emojis are smileys and ideograms used in apps, mostly in chats and instant messengers. Smileys themselves are a very old idea. Initially, they were implemented by static images and animated GIFs for web pages and instant messaging apps mostly. Modern smileys, a.k.a. "Emojis", are usually implemented in Unicode fonts and sometimes as images. They are supported by tons of apps on mobile platforms natively, although in Windows Desktop apps, color emoji support is rare unless the app supports DirectWrite. Android, iOS and Windows starting with Windows 8.1 can render emojis via Unicode color fonts.

To enter an emoji, press Win + . to open the Emoji panel. Alternatively, you can press Win + ;. Here is how it looks.Windows 10 Emoji Panel 2

See how to enter Emoji from the keyboard in Windows 10 with Emoji Panel

Starting with Windows 10 Build 17063, you can enable a special option which will allow you to enter multiple emoji at a time. Let's see how to disable it if you are not happy with new default behavior.

How to auto close the Emoji panel

Step 1: Open Settings.

Step 2: Go to Time & language - Keyboard.

Step 3: On the right, click on the link Advanced keyboard settings.Windows 10 Advanced Keyboard Settings Link

Step 4: Disable the option Don’t close panel automatically after an emoji has been entered.Auto Close Emoji Panel Windows 10

The emoji panel will close automatically after you enter one emoji.

It is worth mentioning that this option can be enabled or disabled with a Registry tweak. This is useful when you need to customize an offline image or apply this option to a group of computers. Let's see how it can be done.

Close the Emoji panel automatically with a Registry tweak

  1. Open the Registry Editor app.
  2. Go to the following Registry key.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings

    See how to go to a Registry key with one click.

  3. On the right, create a new 32-Bit DWORD value EnableExpressiveInputEmojiMultipleSelection.
    Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
    Set its value data to 0 to disable the feature.Auto Close Emoji Panel Windows 10 Registry Tweak
  4. A value data of 1 will enable it. Or you can just delete the value.Keep Emoji Panel Open Windows 10 Registry Tweak

To save your time, you can download the following ready-to-use Registry files:

Download Registry Files

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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