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How to Display Keyboard on Windows 11/10/8/7 Laptop Screen

How to Display Keyboard on Windows 11/10/8/7 Laptop Screen

How to display the keyboard on a Windows laptop screen (On-Screen Keyboard) virtual keyboard board found on a computer monitor screen, especially for users of the Windows XP/7/8/10/11 operating system is one of the help features provided by Microsoft. This keyboard functions to replace the role of a laptop or PC keyboard that is damaged and does not work (Error).

As for activating it, the user only needs to bring up the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) application via a simple command that you can read in the tutorial on how to display the keyboard on the laptop screen below.

Immediately, here’s how to display the On-Screen Keyboard on a laptop.

This guide applies to all brands, so you can bring up the keyboard on any laptop screen as long as you are still using Windows OS, starting from Samsung, Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Dell, MSI, cellphones, and others.

One more virtual keyboard application is already available by default, so we don’t need to install it first.

Steps to Display Keyboard Keys on a Laptop or Computer Screen

1. Press the Windows key on the keyboard.
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2. Enter the keyword On-Screen Keyboard in the search field and then press the Enter key.

3. Then automatically the virtual keyboard display will appear on the laptop screen.

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4. Well, to use it you can use the mouse to select and enter the virtual keyboard button.

In this discussion I use the Windows 10 operating system. However, users of previous versions of Windows such as Windows 7 and 8 can still follow along.

You already know that there are 70+ functions of the Alt key on a laptop or computer keyboard that many people rarely know about.

In addition to making it easier for you to access the On-Screen Keyboard, here’s a trick to quickly bring up the keyboard on the laptop screen.

How to Display the On-Screen Keyboard on a Laptop Quickly

1. Right click on the desktop of the laptop screen.
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2. Open the New Dropdown Menu then select Shortcut.

3. The Create Shortcut menu appears in the Type the location of the item column: You type OSK.

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After that you click the Next button.

4. Finally click the Finish button to complete it.

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5. Now, we have finished creating the keyboard application shortcut.
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You can Double Click the icon to open the keyboard on the laptop screen quickly and practically, of course.

As for the next step, we can adjust the keyboard on the laptop screen, usually this is done to adjust the keyboard controls.

Read also the various functions of the F5 key on the keyboard on the Windows desktop screen, complete with explanations.

How to Set Up the On-Screen Keyboard

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The following are the steps for setting up a computer virtual keyboard application.

  1. Open the On-Screen Keyboard application.
  2. Then you click the Options button on the On-Screen Keyboard to open the Settings menu.
  3. Right on the Options pop up you can set several existing options or options.

Some of the options we can set such as:

  1. Use click sound: This feature allows virtual keyboard keys to sound when clicked or pressed with the mouse.
  2. Turn on numeric key pad: This option is useful for bringing up the numpad (small number) keys on the keyboard.
  3. Click on keys: Options for setting new paragraphs.
  4. Hover over keys: A sophisticated feature that allows us to type on the On-Screen Keyboard without having to press the mouse (click). Also available in the Joystick device.
  5. Scan through keys: The scanning feature allows you to type letter characters via device shortcuts.
  6. Text Prediction: A feature to speed up your performance when typing on the keyboard by bringing up word recommendations that appear.

Actually there are many more ways to display a virtual keyboard on a computer or laptop screen, such as through the Run menu (Windows + R) by entering the OSK command.

More than that, you can also activate the keyboard on the laptop screen by using the OSK Command Prompt command in CMD or via Windows Powershell.

Up to the settings menu that you can access via the Windows Start Menu > Ease of Access > On-Screen Keyboard.

Another interesting article on how to disable the laptop keyboard temporarily or permanently completely for the convenience of using an external keyboard without fear of pressing the wrong laptop keyboard button again.

You can try various alternatives to activate the keyboard buttons on the laptop screen one by one, choose the one that is easy to do.

A tutorial on how to bring up the keyboard on a laptop or computer screen and its settings hopefully can help you use the On-Screen Keyboard virtual keyboard application on the Windows operating system.


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