Use the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) to type
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There are a few different kinds of keyboards. The most common is a physical, external keyboard that you plug into your PC. A PC with a touchscreen also has a touch keyboard. When you’re using a Windows 8 or Windows RT PC with a touchscreen, tap in a text field or other area where you can type and the touch keyboard appears. For more info about the touch keyboard, see How to use the touch keyboard.
Windows also has On-Screen Keyboard (OSK), an Ease of Access tool. You can use OSK instead of relying on the physical keyboard to type and enter data. You don’t need a touchscreen to use On-Screen Keyboard. OSK displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys. You can select keys using the mouse or another pointing device, or you can use a physical single key or group of keys to cycle through the keys on the screen.
To open On-Screen Keyboard
From the Start screen, tap or click the Desktop tile to open the desktop.
Open Control Panel by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Settings, and then tapping Control Panel (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, clicking Settings, and then clicking Control Panel).
Tap or click Ease of Access, and then tap or click Ease of Access Center.
Tap or click Start On-Screen Keyboard.
A keyboard appears on the screen and it can be used to enter text. Feel free to close Control Panel and begin using the keyboard with your apps. The keyboard will remain on the screen until you close it.
You can also open OSK from the sign-in screen. Click the Ease of Access
in the lower-left corner to choose to have OSK open automatically every time you turn on your PC.
To change how information is entered into On-Screen Keyboard