3 Ways to Show On-Screen Keyboard Without Physical Keyboard

When the keyboard is broken or missing, Windows 10 users can still take advantage of it On-Screen Keyboard which is especially useful for touch screen devices.

To display the On-Screen Keyboard can also be done without using a keyboard, only a mouse or touch screen.

There are three ways to activate it.

Table of contents

  • #1 Using the Touch Keyboard on the Taskbar
  • #2 Launch On-Screen Keyboard via Settings
  • #3 Open the “osk” program via the System32 . folder

#1 Using the Touch Keyboard on the Taskbar

1. Right click on Taskbarthen select Show touch keyboard button.

2. A keyboard icon will appear, click on it.

Keyboard button 3 Ways to Show On-Screen Keyboard Without Physical Keyboard 2 Keyboard button

3. The virtual keyboard will appear like this.

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The keyboard can be opened and closed easily. The size is quite large but the buttons available are not many to keep it minimalist.

#2 Launch On-Screen Keyboard via Settings

1. Open menu Startthen click Settings.

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2. Select Ease of Access.

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3. Click menu Keyboard.

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4. Activate Use the On-Screen Keyboard.

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5. On-Screen Keyboard will also appear.

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This type of keyboard has keys that are quite complete and can be moved to the desired position.

#3 Open the “osk” program via the System32 . folder

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Please go to the directory C:\Windows\System32 then run the application named osk (short for On-Screen Keyboard). You can also create a shortcut from this application to be placed on the desktop so that it can be accessed more quickly.

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