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Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe in Windows 11

If your Windows 11 device has a touchscreen, you can swipe in from a screen edge to invoke a system UI below.

  • Swipe in from the right side edge of your screen to open the Notification Center (Win+N).
  • Swipe in from the left side edge of your screen to open Widgets (Win+W).

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable screen edge swipe for all users in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Shift Lock on Touch Keyboard in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

You can double click/tap on Shift on the touch keyboard to activate Shift Lock, and click/tap on Shift again when ready to deactivate Shift Lock.

When Shift Lock is activated on the touch keyboard, the Shift button will be highlighted with a lock emblem on it. All letters on the touch keyboard will be uppercase while Shift Lock is activated.

If you find the Shift Lock feature to be an annoyance, you can disable it on the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Shift Lock feature on the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Touch Keyboard Add Period after Double-tap Spacebar in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

You can add a period after you double-tap the Spacebar in the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off add a period after you double-tap the Spacebar on the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Touch Keyboard Capitalize First Letter of Each Sentence in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

The touch keyboard will automatically capitalize the first letter of each sentence by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off capitalize the first letter of each sentence while using the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Touch Keyboard Layout in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

There are four different layouts you can use when inputting text with the touch keyboard. Select the keyboard settings icon in the upper-left corner of the touch keyboard to view and switch between options.

Select the icons just below the layout options to dock and undock your keyboard. This allows you to keep it in a stationary position or move it to a different place on your screen to best fit your workstyle.

This tutorial will show you how to change the touch keyboard layout for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show Voice Typing Mic Button on Touch Keyboard in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

You can turn on or off to show the voice typing mic button key on the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show the voice typing mic button on the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show Touch Keyboard when No Keyboard Attached in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

You can turn on or off to automatically show the touch keyboard when there’s no keyboard attached. If turned on, just tap where you’d like to enter text and the touch keyboard will pop up.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show the touch keyboard when there’s no keyboard attached for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Touch Keyboard Typing Sound in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

When you type on the touch keyboard, it will play a click sound indicating the key being pressed like on a physical keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the touch keyboard typing sound for your account in Windows 11.

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Reset Touch Keyboard Default Open Position in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

The touch keyboard opens at the same position and same display as last closed by default.

This tutorial will show you how to reset the touch keyboard open position on screen to default on the main display for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Key Background for Touch Keyboard in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

The key background on the touch keyboard outlines and highlights the individual keys to make them standout more on the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing the key background on the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 11.

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Show or Hide Touch Keyboard icon on Taskbar Corner in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a touch keyboard you can click/tap on to enter text. This can be handy if you have a PC with a touchscreen without a physical keyboard.

The touch keyboard icon on the corner of the taskbar makes it easy to open the touch keyboard on demand.

If you have a tablet device, the touch keyboard will automatically open when you need it. Just tap where you’d like to enter text and the touch keyboard will pop up, or press the touch keyboard icon on the taskbar.

If you have a non-touch PC (ex: desktop), you could still use the touch keyboard if you like, but you will have to manually open the touch keyboard from the icon on the taskbar, and click on the keys in the touch keyboard instead of touch/tap them.

This tutorial will show you how to show or hide the touch keyboard icon on the taskbar corner for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Touch by Finger on Touch Screen in Windows 11

A touch screen, or touchscreen, is an input device that enables you to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touch screens).

If your device (ex: laptop or tablet) has a touch screen, you can disable touch by finger without affecting other touch methods (ex: stylus pen).

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable touch by finger for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Make File Explorer Buttons Easier to Touch when entering Tablet Posture in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 19592, Microsoft is beginning to roll out (again) the new tablet experience for 2-in-1 convertible PCs as a preview to some Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This experience is separate from the Tablet Mode experience that you will still be able to use. This new experience allows users entering tablet posture to stay in the familiar desktop experience without interruption with a few key touch improvements:

  • Taskbar icons are spaced out
  • Search box on taskbar is collapsed into icon-only mode
  • Touch keyboard auto invokes when you tap a text field
  • File explorer elements will have a little more padding, to make them comfortable to interact with using touch

In order to help ensure quality, the feature will be rolling out slowly, starting with a portion of the Insiders that have never detached their keyboard before, or have their tablet mode settings set to Don’t ask me and don’t switch.

You can turn on or off Make buttons in File Explorer easier to touch for when you enter tablet posture (ex: fold the 2-in-1 convertible PC) without tablet mode turned on.

When turned on, some elements like buttons in File Explorer will have more spacing between them to make them easier to press with touch on a touch screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off make buttons in File Explorer easier to touch when entering tablet posture for your account on a Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible PC.

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Turn On or Off Make Taskbar Icons Easier to Touch when entering Tablet Posture in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 19592, Microsoft is beginning to roll out (again) the new tablet experience for 2-in-1 convertible PCs as a preview to some Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This experience is separate from the Tablet Mode experience that you will still be able to use. This new experience allows users entering tablet posture to stay in the familiar desktop experience without interruption with a few key touch improvements:

  • Taskbar icons are spaced out
  • Search box on taskbar is collapsed into icon-only mode
  • Touch keyboard auto invokes when you tap a text field
  • File explorer elements will have a little more padding, to make them comfortable to interact with using touch

In order to help ensure quality, the feature will be rolling out slowly, starting with a portion of the Insiders that have never detached their keyboard before, or have their tablet mode settings set to Don’t ask me and don’t switch.

You can turn on or off Make taskbar icons easier to touch for when you enter tablet posture (ex: fold the 2-in-1 convertible PC) without tablet mode turned on.

When turned on, icons on the taskbar will be spaced out more to make it easier to touch them on a touch screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off make app icons on the taskbar easier to touch when entering tablet posture for your account on a Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible PC.

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Turn On or Off Show Search Icon without Search Box when entering Tablet Posture in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 19592, Microsoft is beginning to roll out (again) the new tablet experience for 2-in-1 convertible PCs as a preview to some Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This experience is separate from the Tablet Mode experience that you will still be able to use. This new experience allows users entering tablet posture to stay in the familiar desktop experience without interruption with a few key touch improvements:

  • Taskbar icons are spaced out
  • Search box on taskbar is collapsed into icon-only mode
  • Touch keyboard auto invokes when you tap a text field
  • File explorer elements will have a little more padding, to make them comfortable to interact with using touch

In order to help ensure quality, the feature will be rolling out slowly, starting with a portion of the Insiders that have never detached their keyboard before, or have their tablet mode settings set to Don’t ask me and don’t switch.

You can turn on or off Show the search icon without the search box for when you enter tablet posture (ex: fold the 2-in-1 convertible PC) without tablet mode turned on and the taskbar Search icon set to Show search box.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show the search icon without the search box on the taskbar when entering tablet posture for your account on a Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible PC.

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