The Windows 11 touch keyboard is a great way to type on your device. In this article, we will show you how to enable touch keyboard on Windows 11 and why it’s important for those who are using touchscreen devices as their primary computer. If you own a touchscreen PC running on Windows 11, an on-screen virtual keyboard could be essential if you want to use it as a tablet. You can enable an icon in your taskbar, to bring up the touch keyboard. To always show the Windows 11 touch keyboard button, we’ll need to visit the Windows settings.
Enable Touch Keyboard on Windows 11 step-by-step guide
- Microsoft does provide a shortcut: just Right-click the taskbar and click on “Taskbar Settings.”
- Then Navigate to Personalization > Taskbar. Click on the “Taskbar Corner Icons” option that’ll expand the menu.
- In the Taskbar Corner Icons menu, toggle the switch beside “Touch Keyboard” to turn it “On.”
- Instantly, you’ll be able to notice a small keyboard icon in the lower-right corner of the taskbar.
- If you select the taskbar keyboard icon, a virtual keyboard will appear on the screen, above the taskbar.
With a touchscreen, you can tap on this keyboard to type in any application just like you would with a physical keyboard, or you could always use your mouse. You can reposition the keyboard by dragging the “handle” line in the upper center of the keyboard window above the virtual keys.
When you’re done typing and want the keyboard gone, click on the “X” button in the upper-right corner of the keyboard window. You can recall it at any time by tapping the keyboard icon in your taskbar again.
While using a PC in tablet mode, the touch keyboard will automatically open whenever you tap where you want to enter text. If the keyboard doesn’t open automatically, you might require driver updates.
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