How to Enable or Disable On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10


on-screen keyboard

My system keyboard was not working for the last some days. I contacted Dell customer care, did some basic troubleshooting and then, they told me that the keyboard is faulty and it should be replaced. They promised me that it will be delivered within 2-3 business days to my address.

The said 2-3 days is a long period for me. I can’t do anything with my laptop as the keyboard is stopped working during this time. I can visit the bookmarked websites, watch videos, like and share social media posts etc and etc. But I can’t write anything.

Suddenly, I remembered about the on-screen keyboard feature in Windows systems. It’s an inbuilt feature of Windows OS which you can enable from the settings.

In this very short guide, I will tell you how to quickly turn on the on-screen keyboard in computers.

1. Click the gear icon on your Start menu to open settings.

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2. Choose ‘Ease of Access’ menu to get relevant options where you can manage keyboard, narrator, magnifier, closed captions and mouse settings.

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3. Choose Keyboard from the left pane.

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Drag the toggle button to the right side to enable on-screen keyboard. A keyboard will appear which you can drag and place anywhere on the screen. Minimise it when you are not using. You can use the on-screen keyboard to type in Windows programs, browser windows, and other applications.

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The on-screen keyboard contains all keys of your physical keyboard except function keys. Just click the close button that appears on its top right corner to disable the feature or hide the on-screen keyboard.

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