Tech Tip : Easy Access To Special Characters and Emojis in Windows 10

Most physical keyboards can make it difficult to select special characters and ’emojis’. A hidden Windows 10 option to open an on-screen keyboard makes it easy. Here’s how:

  • Right-click any empty space on the task bar to open the task bar customisation menu.
  • Click the Show touch keyboard button option.This adds a new button to the left of the clock on the right hand side of the task bar.
  • Click that button while working in any desktop program or Windows 10 app to slide up the on-screen keyboard.
  • Click any letter or symbol to see variations of that letter.
  • Click the smiley face to display a keyboard layout filled with emojis.
  • Click anywhere outside the keyboard or resume typing on your physical keyboard to hide the touch keyboard.