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How to Change Layout of Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

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You can use different keyboards with Windows to fit your needs. The most common is a physical, external keyboard that you plug into your PC. Windows 10 includes a touch keyboard for PCs.

You can currently select to use the Default, One-handed, Handwriting, and standard Full keyboard layouts for the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to change the keyboard layout of the touch keyboard to what you want for your account in Windows 10.

Note   Note
Starting with Windows 10 build 16215, the touch keyboard has been updated to include the following new features:
  • One-handed touch keyboard - New keyboard layout added to provide the most comfort when holding the device in your hands! It looks similar to a phone keyboard smaller and more narrow. You can freely put this smaller touch keyboard wherever you want and use it with one hand. To switch between languages, press and hold on the &123 key. Note: This keyboard takes the place of the split keyboard layout
  • A new touch keyboard settings menu - Updated the way to switch into Handwriting panel and other keyboard layouts. You can find our keyboard settings menu icon at the top left corner of the touch keyboard. Its a one-stop settings panel for all the layouts (Default, One-handed, Handwriting, Full) and modes (Docked, Floating), as well as a shortcut for jumping to language settings.
  • Evolve the handwriting experience: Introducing a new XAML-based handwriting panel with more gestures, easier editing, emoji, and more!


EXAMPLE: Default layout for Touch Keyboard
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EXAMPLE: One-handed layout for Touch Keyboard
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EXAMPLE: Handwriting layout for Touch Keyboard
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EXAMPLE: Full (standard) layout for Touch Keyboard
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Here's How:

1. While you have the touch keyboard open, click/tap on the keyboard settings menu button, and click/tap on the Default, One-handed, Handwriting, or standard Full layout you want to switch to.

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That's it,
Shawn