In the process of using a Laptop, PC, there will be times when you will encounter keyboard problems. Many reasons cause your keyboard to fail such as accidentally spilling water on the keyboard, using it for a long time, hardware errors…
The good news for you is that by default, Windows and even Macbook already support virtual keyboard and allows you to manipulate immediately using the mouse. So how to open a virtual keyboard in Windows 10, 8, 7, XP and how to use it, please see the instructions below.
How To Open Virtual Keyboard In Windows 10
You can quickly open Virtual Keyboard in Windows 10 by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting the option “Show touch keyboard button”, then you will see a new icon appear near the current time area on the Taskbar.
If you want to use the virtual keyboard, click on the icon and the application will open immediately. Finally, move your mouse to select the letters and numbers you want to type.
There’s also a more advanced on-screen keyboard. To access it, open the Start menu and select “Settings”. Navigate to Ease of Access => Keyboard and activate the option “On-Screen Keyboard” at the top of the window.
This new keyboard includes quite a few keys with the same functions as a traditional full computer keyboard. You can easily resize and shrink.
For ease of use, pin it to the Taskbar for easy use next time.
How To Open Virtual Keyboard In Windows 8
The way to open Virtual Keyboard in Windows 8 and 8.1 is quite similar to Windows 10, but with a little difference, right-click on the taskbar, select “Toolbars” >> “Touch Keyboard“.
You will then see a touch keyboard icon appear to the left of your system tray, or notification area. Click on that icon to open the touch keyboard.
To open the virtual keyboard more fully, you can do the above method in Windows 10.
How To Open Virtual Keyboard In Windows 7
On Windows 7, you can open the on-screen keyboard by pressing the Start button, choosing Accessories => Ease of Access => On-Screen Keyboard or you will also find the application “Start On-Screen Keyboard” in Ease of Access in the Control Panel.
You can Pin it to the Taskbar by right-clicking the icon >> Pin this program to Taskbar for convenience.
Virtual keyboard interface on Windows 7
How To Open Virtual Keyboard in Windows XP
Click the Start button => All Programs => Accessories => Accessibility, find and click on On-Screen Keyboard as shown below.
Virtual keyboard interface on Windows XP
How To Open Virtual Keyboard on Mac
Step 1: Opening the virtual keyboard on a Mac is quite simple, but first you need to go to System Preferences => Keyboard.
Step 2: Then check the line Show Keyboard Viewer on the menu bar.
Finally, click on the line Show Keyboard Viewer as shown below.
Above are the ways that can help you quickly open a virtual keyboard in Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 and macOS. Hope this article will help you in some situations related to the keyboard. Leave a comment below if you know how to open another virtual keyboard!