How to pin the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10

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If you have a laptop without a touchscreen you might not have explored the tablet mode and its features in Windows 10 at all. The on-screen keyboard, a feature primarily created for devices such as Surface or a touchscreen laptop, can also be useful in the desktop mode.

on-screen keyboard windows 10

Unfortunately, in the desktop mode the keyboard disappears every time you hit the Windows key or click outside the on-screen keyboard area. If you would like to use it as a substitute, you might want to pin it.

How to pin the on-screen keyboard in Windows 10

  1. Open the Start menu by clicking the Windows button at the bottom left of the desktop.
    windows start menu


  2. Choose Settings.
    windows settings gear


  3. Click Ease of Access under Windows Settings.
    choose ease of access


  4. Select Keyboard under the heading Interaction.
    keyboard in the left pane


  5. Toggle the button On, under the Use the On-Screen Keyboard option.
    turn on-screen keyboard on


  6. Click X to close the Keyboard dialogue box. The on-screen keyboard will remain in place. 
    press the x to close the keyboard dialogue box

Credit: Microsoft