9 Ways to Start On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 11

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

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.

On Screen Keyboard Shortcut Win11

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.

On Screen Keyboard Run Box Win11

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.

Open Onscreen Keyboard From Search Win11

Method 4: Using On-Screen Keyboard Icon from Taskbar

Step 1: Open Taskbar settings

Right click on the taskbar and select Taskbar settings.

Taskbar Settings Win11 11zon

Step 2: In the Taskbar settings page

Click on Touch keyboard toggle button to turn it ON.


Touch Keyboard From Taskbar Settings Win11


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.


Keyboard Icon On Taskbar Win11


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.


Turn On On Screen Keyboard Settings App Win11


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.

Run Control Panel Min

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.

Start Onscreen Keyboard From Control Panel Win11

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.

All Apps Start Menu Win11

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.

Onscreen Keyboard From Start Menu Win11

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.

6 Run Cmd

Step 2: In the Command Prompt window

Type osk and hit Enter key.

This will launch the On-Screen Keyboard immediately.

Cmd Osk Command Win11

NOTE:- The above command oskĀ 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.

On Screen Keyboard Ease Of Access From Login Screen Win11 11zon


That’s all guys!

Hope you found this article informative and helpful.

Please leaveĀ  us comments below to tell us which method you liked.

Thank you for reading!