Desktop operating systems, and also to a large extent those that can be found in mobile devices, include a large number of options so that people with vision or mobility problems can interact with the device and be able to use it without any problem, although it takes longer.

Previously in CodyBaba, we have talked about how to activate the different accessibility functions such as the magnifying glass, modify the size of the pointer and the cursor, activate the voice narrator. Today it is the turn of the keyboard, specifically the option that allows us to display the on-screen keyboard.

This option is intended for those who have mobility or strength problems and cannot interact with the keyboard normally. This function shows the full on-screen keyboard, keyboard with which we can interact with the mouse, pressing on the keys that we want to write and/or use.

This keyboard is the same one that can be found in touch computers that do not natively include a physical keyboard, such as the Microsoft Surface. For show Windows 10 on-screen keyboard, we must carry out the following steps:

Show on-screen keyboard in Windows 10

  • We access the Windows 10 settings through the keyboard shortcut Windows key + i or we access it through the start menu and clicking on the gear wheel shown in the lower left part of this menu.
  • Next, we head to the menu Accessibility.
  • Within the Accessibility menu, in the left column, click on Keyboard.
  • Next, in the right column, we must activate the switch that we find just below Use the device without a physical keyboard – Use the on-screen keyboard.
  • Another, much faster option is through a keyboard shortcut: Windows logo key + Control + O. To deactivate it, we do the same process.