How to customize the On-Screen Keyboard?
Are you unable to use the on-screen keyboard conveniently on your Windows 8.1 touch-enabled PC? Do you want to customize it as per your convenience? Don’t worry. If you have Windows 8.1 based PC, you can very well customize your on-screen keyboard as per your convenience.
Using the on-screen keyboard on a tablet is easier than using it on the surface of a touch-enabled PC. It is so because with a tablet, both your hands are free. However, in the case of PCs with touch monitors, you can type using only one hand. So, if you want to customize the on-screen keyboard as you cannot change your PC, you can do it by making changes to its settings.
Follow the steps to customize the on-screen keyboard on your Windows 8.1 PC:
- Move the mouse cursor to the top right corner of the ‘Start’ screen to access the Charms menu.
- Click on the ‘Settings’ charm, and then click on ‘Change PC Settings’.
- Click ‘Ease of Access’ from the left pane, and then click ‘Keyboard’.
- On the right pane, move the slider to right under ‘On-Screen Keyboard’ to turn it on.
- On the ‘On-Screen Keyboard’ window, click the ‘Options’ button.
- On the ‘Options’ window, under ‘To use the On-Screen Keyboard’, select the mode you want:
- In the Hover over keys mode, you use a mouse or joystick to point to a key for a predefined period of time, and the selected character is typed automatically.
- Whereas, in the Scan through keys mode, the On-Screen Keyboard continually scans the keyboard and highlights areas where you can type keyboard characters by pressing a keyboard shortcut, using a switch input device, or using a device that simulates a mouse click.
- Click ‘OK’ once it’s done.
So, you finally customized the On-Screen Keyboard the way you wanted it. You can customize your on-screen keyboard by changing these options – font, adding a click sound, or the typing mode. Also, we have a solution video for you in order to make your understanding on the above-mentioned steps easier. So, look no further, click the play option to watch the video now.