I have installed 17.10 on a Lenovo 14 flex with touch screen. Each time I touch the screen a keyboard pops up. I can find no way to disable this feature. I can not type using it, making this even more annoying. Any way to disable this? Thanks
This is a known bug. Please mark yourself affected here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnome-desktop/+bug/1723857
It's been a problem since 2015: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1274956,https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=742246
I posted this answer on the other linked questions, but as this was the first result in my Google I thought I'd post it here as well for others that end up here. I had this issue on my Lenovo Yoga 300 after upgrading from 17.04 to 17.10.
The solution was to open the Universal Access app and turn the Screen Keyboard option off (in the Typing section).
Counter-intuitively, the on-screen keyboard still pops up if I tap a text field on screen. However, it no longer pops up when I start typing on the hardware keyboard, or when I tap other things on screen.
I hope it's as simple a fix for others as well.