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    Entering Emoji on Hardware Keyboard with Emoji Panel in Windows 10

    Entering Emoji on Hardware Keyboard with Emoji Panel in Windows 10

    How to Enter Emoji on Hardware Keyboard with Emoji Panel in Windows 10
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    15 Aug 2018
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    How to Enter Emoji on Hardware Keyboard with Emoji Panel in Windows 10


    Emoji are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and Web pages. Emoji are used much like emoticons and exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 16215, a new Emoji Panel has been added to make it easier entering emoji on your hardware keyboard.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 16226, the Emoji Panel will now also use the same light or dark theme set for your default app mode. The Emoji Panel now provides a search feature. After opening the panel via the Win + period (.) or semicolon (;) hotkeys, keep typing. The words you type will be used to filter the emoji displayed.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, Microsoft has added support for more languages and as of today’s build you can now use the emoji over 190 locals – 152 of which have tooltip support when you hover over each emoji. This includes English (Great Britain), French (France), German (Germany), Spanish (Spain), and more. Currently you can only browse and use mouse/touch/keyboard to pick an emoji in these languages, however Microsoft is working on adding search.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17101, Microsoft is bringing search support to more locales. Now you can find an emoji by keyword in over 150 locales, including English (Great Britain), French (France), German (Germany), Spanish (Spain), and more. This will help you get the emoji you want easily and quickly.

    Windows 10 Tip: Emoji Panel overhaul includes more languages, ways to insert multiple emoji - Windows Experience Blog

    This tutorial will show you how to open and use the Emoji Panel for entering emoji in a text box on your hardware keyboard in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Emoji Panel




    Here's How:

    1. While focus is in a text box, press the Win + period (.) or Win + semicolon (;) keys to open the Emoji Panel. (see screenshots below)

    2. You can now select and enter an emoji you want from the Emoji Panel.

    In the People emoji category, you can change the skin tone of the emoji by clicking the button on the top-right.

    In addition to using your mouse to select an emoji, you can also navigate through the panel by using the following keys:

    • Arrow keys = Navigate among emoji
    • Tab / Shift + Tab = Switch emoji category
    • Enter = Select an emoji
    • Esc = Close the panel

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. Geosammy's Avatar
    Posts : 424
    Win10 Home 64 bit, Ver 1803 (OS Build 17134.286)
       15 Aug 2018 #1

    I'm running the latest version of win 10 and the emoji panel will not open,
    using either Win + period or Win + semicolon key's.
    I've done a system file check and no integrity violations were found.
    Is there a know service,
    that needs to be turned on/running for this to work?

    Or maybe there's a setting I've overlooked,
    or perhaps turned off?

    As a side note.
    The emoji panel use to open as intended,
    but now it doesn't.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,334
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
    Thread Starter
       15 Aug 2018 #2

    Hello George,

    As a test, click/tap on an empty space on your desktop, and press the Win + period (.) keys to see if the Emoji Panel may open for you.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Geosammy's Avatar
    Posts : 424
    Win10 Home 64 bit, Ver 1803 (OS Build 17134.286)
       15 Aug 2018 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello George,

    As a test, click/tap on an empty space on your desktop, and press the Win + period (.) keys to see if the Emoji Panel may open for you.
    @Brink

    Hi
    I tried your suggested test and nothing happens.
    The emoji panel did not open.

    Note:
    This was also occurring prior to the latest August 14, 2018 - KB4343909 (OS Build 17134.228) update.
    Last edited by Geosammy; 15 Aug 2018 at 22:59.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,334
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
    Thread Starter
       16 Aug 2018 #4

    George @Geosammy,

    I know the Emoji panel is suppose to support more languages now, but as a test, see if setting your country/region is set to "United States" and input language set to "English (United States)" may allow the Emoji panel to open afterwards.

    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10

    Set Default Keyboard Layout in Windows 10
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  5. Geosammy's Avatar
    Posts : 424
    Win10 Home 64 bit, Ver 1803 (OS Build 17134.286)
       16 Aug 2018 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    George @Geosammy,

    I know the Emoji panel is suppose to support more languages now, but as a test, see if setting your country/region is set to "United States" and input language set to "English (United States)" may allow the Emoji panel to open afterwards.

    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10

    Set Default Keyboard Layout in Windows 10
    I have not done anything to change the aforementioned settings.
    As you can see form the image posted below.
    Click image for larger version. 

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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
    Thread Starter
       16 Aug 2018 #6

    Hmm, I'm not sure why it's not working for you then.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7. Geosammy's Avatar
    Posts : 424
    Win10 Home 64 bit, Ver 1803 (OS Build 17134.286)
       16 Aug 2018 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Hmm, I'm not sure why it's not working for you then.
    @Brink

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Do you think running the dism command, would be of any use in this situation?

    This makes 2 small quirks that I've found, which I can't seem to correct.
    Hopfuly the next big update will solve these issues.
    We shall see...

    Thanks again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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