Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Onscreen touch keyboard in Windows, part of Learn Microsoft Surface: The Basics.
- When you use a computer or a tablet with no keyboard,…the on-screen touch keyboard becomes indispensable.…If you've used a smartphone or a tablet, you should be…familiar with the basics of a touch keyboard,…but still, I want to go through and see how it works…in Windows and point out some specific features.…The on-screen keyboard works a little bit differently…depending on if you're in the tablet mode…or in the desktop mode, so I'm going to start here…in the tablet mode and I'm going to launch Microsoft Edge…which is the web browser and I want you to notice something,…Microsoft Edge launches and the on-screen keyboard…pops up automatically.…
Now when you do this, the on-screen keyboard may or may not…pop up immediately when you launch the application.…Generally the on-screen keyboard will appear…when you need it, as long as you're in tablet mode…and you do not have a physical keyboard connected.…That's why it popped up automatically,…but in some cases, it might wait…until you actually tap on an editable text field…
Nick Brazzi then 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 like notifications, quick actions, and more. Viewers also learn how to use touch to control apps (including Office), multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles and pinned apps, and more. Viewers then learn how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to use the powerful Surface pen with OneNote and for visual art. Finally, the course explores important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login.
- Connecting a keyboard and mouse to the Surface
- Running updates
- Using touch controls
- Switching modes
- Using the Surface pen
- Setting a PIN code
- Adding storage with a microSD card