General Open Touch Keyboard in Windows 11


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Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

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This tutorial will show you how to open the Touch Keyboard in Windows 11.


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EXAMPLE: Touch keyboard

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Option One

Open Touch Keyboard from Text Field


This option is only available if you have a tablet device with a touchscreen, no hardware keyboard attached, and have Show the touch keyboard when there's no keyboard attached turned on.


1 Tap where you want to enter text and the touch keyboard will open automatically.




Option Two

Open Touch Keyboard from Taskbar System Tray Icon


1 Click/tap on the Touch keyboard icon on the taskbar system tray. (see screenshot below)

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Option Three

Open Touch Keyboard in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Text input on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on Touch keyboard to expand it open. (see screenshot below)

4 Click/tap on the Open keyboard button.

5 You can now close Settings if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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