If your keyboard stops working in a middle of something and you do not have a spare USB keyboard, then you can make use of virtual keyboard which comes with the Windows operating system called as On-Screen keyboard. The On Screen keyboard helps the users to enter the input using a mouse. Now let us in this article, how you can open On-Screen keyboard on Windows 11 PC
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Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcut
The Keyboard Shortcut is the easiest way to get things done and we are guiding you to open on-screen keyboard using keyboard shortcut as shown below.
Press CTRL + WIN + O keys together on your keyboard.
Method 2: Using Run Dialog Box
1 – To Open Run dialog box, Press Win + R keys together on your keyboard.
2 – Then, type osk in the run box.
3 – Hit Enter key.
This will launch On-Screen keyboard on your system.
Method 3: From Windows Search
1 – Firstly, Open Windows Search.
2 – Press Win key on your keyboard and type on-screen keyboard.
3 – Then, hit Enter key.
Method 4: Using On-Screen Keyboard Icon from Taskbar
Step 1: Open Taskbar settings
Right click on the taskbar and select Taskbar settings.
Step 2: In the Taskbar settings page
Click on Touch keyboard toggle button to turn it ON.
Step 3: Now you can notice that there is virtual keyboard sign in the system tray on taskbar
To launch the On-screen keyboard, please click on the keyboard icon as shown in the below image.
Method 5: From Settings app
Step 1: Open Settings app
Press Win + I keys together on your keyboard.
Step 2: In the Settings page
Click on Accessibility in the left pane.
Then, Scroll down the accessibility page and click on Keyboard.
Click on the toggle button of On-screen keyboard to turn it ON.
As soon as you turn it on, the On-screen keyboard opens up and you can continue using it.
Method 6: Using Control Panel
Step 1: Open Control Panel
Press Win + R keys together on your keyboard and type control.
Hit Enter key.
Step 2: In the Control Panel
Navigate through Ease of Access > Ease of Access Center.
Then, Click on Start On-Screen Keyboard inside the Quick access to common tools section.
On-screen keyboard will launch immediately after clicking Start On-Screen Keyboard.
Hope you liked this method.
Method 7: From Start Menu
Step 1: Open Start menu
Click on Start button on the taskbar.
Then, Click All apps in the start menu.
Step 2: In the All apps list
Scroll down the list and Click on Windows Easy of Access.
Then, Click On-Screen Keyboard from the dropdown list as shown below.
This opens up the On-Screen Keyboard on your laptop.
Method 8: Using any Command Line tool
Step 1: Open any command line tool like Command prompt.
Press Win + R keys together on your keyboard and type cmd.
Hit Enter key.
Step 2: In the Command Prompt window
Type osk and hit Enter key.
This will launch the On-Screen Keyboard immediately.
NOTE:- The above command osk works in PowerShell also.
Method 9: From Login screen
Press Win + L keys together on your keyboard to go to Lock Screen.
Then, Click on Accessibility icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.
Select On-Screen Keyboard from the list.
This will launch the On-Screen Keyboard on your laptop.
That’s all guys!
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