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    Change Layout of Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

    Change Layout of Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

    How to Change Layout of Touch Keyboard in Windows 10
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    28 Jun 2018
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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. It’s 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!

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, the touch keyboard now supports the split layout – an ergonomic layout designed to be used with both hands, one on each side of your tablet.

    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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    EXAMPLE: Split 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, Split, One-handed, Handwriting, or standard Full layout you want to switch to.

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    That's it,

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  1. Durahl's Avatar
    Posts : 38
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
       12 Dec 2017 #1

    Is there any Information on how to change the SIZE of whichever Keyboard we've chosen?

    The Touch Keyboard on my Surface Book is about 1/3 the size of its screen ( too big ) while the Touch Keyboard on my HTPC is like 1/10th the size of its screen ( too small ).

    Why they're different to begin with is beyond me but it kind of implies that the size can be changed or is part of a setting - Apparently a hidden one?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,286
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
    Thread Starter
       12 Dec 2017 #2

    I suppose you could undock it to help some for now.

    Dock or Undock Touch Keyboard in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  3. Durahl's Avatar
    Posts : 38
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
       13 Dec 2017 #3

    Been there, done that

    At least for me, it doesn't appear to change it's size when doing that.
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