How To: Improve Windows 10's Onscreen Keyboard for Desktop Apps

How To: Improve Windows 10's Onscreen Keyboard for Desktop Apps

Windows 10 does a fairly good job producing the onscreen keyboard when needed, particularly when you've switched to tablet mode. However, getting the onscreen keyboard to pop-up automatically consistently when in desktop mode is difficult.

The keyboard icon in the Windows 10 System Tray helps. You can tap or click this to expose the onscreen keyboard.

But, you can also improve how the onscreen keyboard reacts through the Windows 10 settings.

To do this:

  1. Open All Settings, and then go to Devices.

  2. One the left-hand side of the Devices screen, select Typing and then scroll on the right-hand side until you locate Automatically show the touch keyboard in the windowed apps when there's no keyboard attached to your device

  3. Turn this option to "ON"

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