Today we are very used to virtual keyboards on the screen thanks to smartphones, tablets and touch screens, but this is really not something new. Windows incorporates a virtual keyboard for many years and in the current version of the operating system is still available.
This feature can be very useful in different circumstances. For example, if you need to place a normal PC with a touch screen in a public place (something widely used in museums or tourist information points) or if at any specific time you have problems of any kind with the physical keyboard of the computer and you need yes or yes enter a text (a password, for example).
Activating the virtual keyboard on the Windows 10 screen is tremendously easy. You just have to click with the right mouse button on the taskbar and activate the option Show the touch button.
When you have activated the button, you will see a new keyboard-shaped icon appear right next to the Windows clock in the lower right corner of the screen. Click on the icon with the mouse cursor and at the moment the on-screen keyboard will be displayed that you can use directly with the mouse or if your device has a touch screen with your fingers.
Complete screen keyboard?
As you can see in the images that accompany these lines, the keyboard that is activated following these instructions has the basic keys. This is valid for most uses, but if you need a slightly more advanced keyboard for any reason you should know that you can also activate it.
In this case you must display the start menu and click on the gear icon to access the Windows 10 configuration screen. Once inside access the accessibility section and in the left sidebar click on the Keyboard option.
The last step to activate the most complete on-screen virtual keyboard in Windows 10 is to activate the Use the on-screen keyboard switch. As soon as you do this the keyboard will appear, this time inside a window that you can move around the screen and place it in the position that is most comfortable for you.
On this keyboard you will have keys such as Insert, Start, End, Pause, Page Down, Page Up … that were not present on the other on-screen keyboard and that you might need to perform certain actions.