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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
    Published by Category: General Tips
    05 Sep 2020
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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

    Starting with Windows 10 build 20206, Microsoft revamped the emoji picker to be a one-stop for expressing yourself while you type on your device. This new experience offers:

    • An updated design: We are making the experience more aligned with our Fluent Design principles, including a new acrylic background.
    • Emoji search: We are improving discoverability of emoji search in supported languages by having an inline search box.
    • Animated GIF support, including search: Going forward, WIN + [.] and WIN + [;] will now enable you to quickly input animated GIFs. The selection of animated gifs will be continuously updated based on current trends and #hashtags. Search is also available for those times where you need to find the perfect reaction gif to succinctly communicate your message.
    • Converging our input experiences across emoji and clipboard history: We are bringing input and clipboard history together into a single experience. You can still press WIN + V to go straight to clipboard history, but now you can also access it by switching to the Clipboard category after pressing WIN + [.] or WIN + [;].



    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)

    Using the period . from the number pad will not work.


    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

    Entering Emoji on Hardware Keyboard with Emoji Panel in Windows 10-website_emoji_panel.jpg
    Entering Emoji on Hardware Keyboard with Emoji Panel in Windows 10-notepad_emoji_panel.png Entering Emoji on Hardware Keyboard with Emoji Panel in Windows 10-emoji_panel_people_category.png
    Entering Emoji on Hardware Keyboard with Emoji Panel in Windows 10-twitter_emoji_panel.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
       #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 Computer


  2. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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 Computers


  3. Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
       #3

    Brink said:
    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.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
       #5

    Brink said:
    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.
    Entering Emoji on Hardware Keyboard with Emoji Panel in Windows 10-keyboard_language_settings.png
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

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


  7. Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
       #7

    Brink said:
    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 Computer


  8. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 10 and windows insider
       #8

    Brink, I am not able to get the emoji to do anything—I get the panel but don’t get any emoji —- I must be really stupid.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 10 and windows insider
       #9

    magilla said:
    Brink, I am not able to get the emoji to do anything—I get the panel but don’t get any emoji —- I must be really stupid.
    @Brink, I figured it out. Using . On numeric keypad doesn’t work. Using keyboard standard . Works.
      My Computer


 

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