On-Screen keyboard is the one most important thing that comes to our rescue when the physical keyboard stopped working or got some issues. This keyboard is part of the ease of access tools and it will serve the best for the physically challenged or the elder ones.
It can be used to operate on a touch screen device that runs on Windows 10. Or we can even operate it with a pointing device as well. Now let me explain you how to disable/enable the keyboard on your laptop or PC.
- The first and very simple way using which you can easily enable the keyboard is by just opening the Start and then type OSK in the search and then press Enter.
- Another way is just go to the Start, then click on Settings>Ease of Access>Keyboard, now toggle the switch to get the on-screen keyboard.
- This keyboard can also be accessed from the sign in screen, it will be available on the ease of Access button which can be seen on the lower right corner of the screen.
For disabling the OSK in your Windows 10, you can just do the following things
- Go to Start>Settings>Ease of Access> Keyboard, then turn off the toggle switch
- Press Windows + R key which displays the Run dialogue box, then type regedit and press Enter
Then navigate through like this HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Authentication > LogonUI
Then click on ShowTabletKeyboard and to enable it, set the value to 1 and to disable it set the value to 0.
Avoid the Windows Registry mode if you are not sure about the process. Using these simple steps you can easily disable/enable the virtual keyboard.