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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‚Äôd 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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How to Turn On or Off Activate Keys on Touch Keyboard when Lift Finger for Narrator in Windows 10

Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10.

Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents.

Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you’re in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation.

Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text.

When in an editing area (ex: text box) while typing by touch, a touch keyboard will appear in the lower part of the screen and Narrator will play a sound to indicate that a keyboard has appeared. To enter text, double-tap the characters you want to enter.

To enter text more quickly, you can turn on the On the touch keyboard, activate keys when I lift my finger Narrator setting to enter characters as soon as you lift your finger off the character on the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off activate keys on the touch keyboard when you lift your finger for Narrator for your account in Windows 10.

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