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How to Enable or Disable Emoji Panel in Windows 10

How to Enable or Disable Emoji Panel in Windows 10: With Windows Fall Creators Update v1709, Windows 10 has introduced a new feature called Emoji Panel or Picker which lets you easily add emojis into text messages or any other Microsoft application such as Word, Outlook etc. To easily access the Emoji Panel simply press “Windows Key + Dot (.)” or “Windows Key + semicolon(;)” and afterward you can choose any of the following emojis:

How to Enable or Disable Emoji Panel in Windows 10

Now to search between thousands of emojis, the panel also has a search option which makes it easier for users to find any desired emojis quickly. But in few cases, the emoji panel is disabled by default and there is no way you could access it then this post if for you. Anyway, without wasting any time let’s see How to Enable or Disable Emoji Panel in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

How to Enable or Disable Emoji Panel in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Disable Emoji Panel in Windows 10

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Input\Settings\proc_1

Navigate to proc_1 under Input then Settings in Registry Editor

3.Now you need to find EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey DWORD which would be located under a subkey under proc_1.

Note: The location of the EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey DWORD can be different based on the locale or region of your PC.

4.To easily search the above DWORD simply press Ctrl + F to open Find dialog box then type “EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey” and hit Enter.

5.For the US region, the EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey DWORD should be present in the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Input\Settings\proc_1\loc_0409\im_1

Find EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey DWORD which would be located under a subkey under proc_1

6.Once you have the correct location of the EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey DWORD then simply double-click on it.

7.Now change it’s value to 0 in value data field in order to disable Emoji Panel in Windows 10 and click OK.

Change it's value to 0 in value data field in order to disable Emoji Panel in Windows 10

8.After the reboot, if you press Windows Key + dot(.) the Emoji Panel won’t appear anymore.

Method 2: Enable Emoji Panel in Windows 10

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Input\Settings\proc_1

Navigate to proc_1 under Input then Settings in Registry Editor

3.Again navigate to the EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey DWORD or find it using the Find dialog box.

4.Double-click on it to change it’s value to 1 in order to enable Emoji Panel in Windows 10 and click OK.

Enable Emoji Panel in Windows 10

5.Restart your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Enable or Disable Emoji Panel in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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