The onscreen touch keyboard is essential when using a device without a physical keyboard connected. In this video, learn how to access the touch keyboard, explore the basics of using the touch keyboard, and learn about some alternative options.
- [Instructor] When using a computer or a tablet…with no keyboard, the on-screen touch keyboard…becomes indispensable.…So let's see how the on-screen keyboard works…in Windows 10 and point out some specific features.…Starting first here in the tablet mode,…I want to launch an application…where I would type some text.…So I'll just tap on the tile for Microsoft Edge…to launch that.…I want to type in a website address,…so I'll tap on the address field…up at the top of the screen.…You'll see it will place my cursor in that field…and the on-screen keyboard pops up.…
When you're in tablet mode…and you have no physical keyboard connected,…the on-screen keyboard should automatically appear…whenever you need it.…If you're finished or if you don't want to use…the on-screen keyboard,…you can close it by hitting the X…near the top right corner of the keyboard…and it goes away.…If the on-screen keyboard does not automatically…appear for you, just take a look at the system tray.…That's the area in the task bar…in the far bottom right corner.…
Next, instructor Nick Brazzi steps through how to best become productive with the Surface in Tablet mode, exploring the basic touch controls in Windows 10 and how to adjust important settings. He demonstrates how to multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles, and more.
Plus, Nick shows how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to leverage the powerful Surface Pen in popular applications, and how to work with the Surface Dial, which you can use to interface with specialized menus and controls in different applications. He also explores the Windows Ink Workspace, a collection of applications designed specifically for pen input. To wrap up, he goes over important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login.
- Mastering touch controls in Windows 10
- Switching between Tablet mode and Desktop mode
- Launching applications and multitasking in Tablet mode
- Using the onscreen touch keyboard
- Using the Surface Pen
- Working in the Windows Ink Workspace
- Setting a PIN code for fast login
- Fingerprint and face unlocking with Microsoft Hello