The On-Screen Keyboard is a built-in system app in Windows 10, which can be used in place of the physical keyboard when necessary. If you wonder how to open the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10, here are six ways for you.

On-Screen Keyboard

6 ways to open On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10

Way 1: through Search bar

Start typing osk in the Search the web and Windows field on the left side of the Windows 10 taskbar. After the On-Screen Keyboard (Desktop app) is displayed in the search results, click on it to open it.

Type osk in Search box

Way 2: via Run dialog

Step 1: Bring up the Run dialog by pressing Win + R key on your physical keyboard.

Step 2: Type osk in the Open field, and click OK. Then the On-Screen keyboard will open.

Type osk in Run dialog

Way 3: from Start menu

Step 1: Bring up the Windows 10 Start menu by clicking the Windows button or by pressing the Windows key on your physical keyboard.

Step 2: Click All apps, and then scroll down to the Windows Ease of Access. Click on Windows Ease of Access and then click On-Screen Keyboard to open it.

Find OSK from Start menu

Way 4: via Settings app

Step 1: Open the Settings app, and then click Ease of Access.

Step 2: On the Ease of Access page, select Keyboard on the left side pane, and then switch the toggle button under On-Screen Keyboard to the On position to turn on the On-Screen keyboard.

Switch to On position

Way 5: using Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell

Step 1: Open a Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell window.

Step 2: Type in osk, and press the Enter key on your physical keyboard.

Type osk in CMD

Way 6: via Control Panel

Step 1: Open the Control Panel.

Step 2: Click the Ease of Access, and then click the Ease of Access Center on the next page.

Click Ease of Access

Step 3: Click Start On-Screen Keyboard to open the On-Screen Keyboard.

Click Start On-Screen Keyboard