Make Touch Keyboard Appear in Windows 10 if Physical Keyboard Not Present

So it finally happened – my one year old Samsung keyboard took its last breath yesterday. And when that happened, I was left totally helpless. I had an older keyboard, but it hid itself somewhere in the house and I was not in the mood of playing hide and seek. Fortunately, I have a touch-enabled screen and that made it very easy for me to use the touch keyboard in the Windows 10. In fact, Windows 10 has a feature that facilitates using the touch keyboard universally for all the applications whether they are traditional apps like Windows Notepad or newer Modern apps like Music.

Here is how you can configure Windows 10 to use the touch keyboard for all the apps included the windowed traditional apps if your physical keyboard is not present or is not being detected:

  1. Click/touch on the Start button near the lower-left corner of the screen and choose Settings.Windows 10 Set Default Web Browser
  2. In the Settings window that opens up, select Devices.Windows 10 Touch Keyboard
  3. Select Typing from the left side options list and then scroll down the options list on the right-side panel.
  4. Switch ON the setting that reads Automatically show the touch keyboard in windowed apps when there’s no keyboard attached to your device.Windows 10 Touch Keyboard
  5. Now try removing the USB keyboard from your PC and see if the touch keyboard pops up automatically.

Windows 10 makes it very easy for you to utilize your PC hardware to its full potential. You can actually use the touch keyboard built inside Windows 10 for all your typing requirements in your PC.

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