- For some users, accessing the Windows 11 touch keyboard is tedious, as they have to go through the Settings menu.
- No need to do that anymore, because we will teach you how to have this tool more accessible than ever.
- On Windows 11, this built-in tool is highly customizable, with countless skins and typing options available.
- Follow the steps listed in this article and you will never have to worry about accessing the touch keyboard ever again.
If you have a touchscreen PC running Windows 11, using a touch keyboard can be helpful if you want to use it as a tablet.
But, rest assured, the touch keyboard can help you even if the device you are using is not touch screen friendly. Let’s say your keyboard broke or is just out of battery.
Did you know you can enable an icon on your taskbar to bring the on-screen keyboard up anytime you want? We’re about to show you how to bring up this handy too with a simple click.
How do I shortcut my touch keyboard on Windows 11?
It’s an easy process and it won’t take up a lot of your time, so follow these steps and, soon enough, you will have the touch keyboard more accessible than ever.
- Right-click the taskbar and click on the Taskbar settings button.
- Click the Taskbar corner icons option to expand the menu.
- Awitch the Touch keyboard option to On.
- After completing these steps, you will be able to see the new Touch keyboard icon on your taskbar, for quick access.
Whenever you click or tap on the keyboard icon in the taskbar, an on-screen keyboard will appear.
If you want to turn off the on-screen keyboard, you can do it by toggling the keyboard off in Windows Settings.
With a touchscreen PC, you can tap on this on-screen keyboard to type in any application on Windows 11. You can move the keyboard anywhere you want on your screen, do what works best for you.
The Windows 11 touch keyboard is highly customizable
If you were also wondering how you can change the colors and theme of the on-screen keyboard, there’s an easy way to do so.
You can by clicking on the small cog wheel-shaped icon. From here, you can change the keyboard layout, enable handwriting on the keyboard, theme and resize, give feedback, change the language or your typing preferences, enable autocorrect, etc.
If you are under the impression that your touch keyboard is too plain, or you would like a more dark mode vibe for it, rest assured that you can apply various skins to it.
So, if you ever find yourself in a tight spot and are in need of quickly accessing your Windows 11 touch keyboard, look no further than your taskbar.
When you are done typing and you want to hide the on-screen keyboard, you can always click the X in the upper-right corner of the keyboard window.
Of course, you can bring the keyboard back by tapping or clicking the keyboard icon in your taskbar again.
Which one of the available touch keyboard skins is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.