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How to add a Touch Keyboard to the Desktop in Windows 7

Description: This article will show you how to add a touch keyboard to the Windows 7 desktop. Its main purpose is to be used for touch input on a tablet PC. However it could also be useful if your keyboard is malfunctioning as it also functions with a mouse.

  1. Right-click on the taskbar on the desktop.
    Windows 7 Desktop, Taskbar, Toolbars
    • Click on Toolbars
  2. Select Touch Keyboard from the menu
    Windows 7 Toolbars, Touch Keyboard
  3. There will now be a keyboard icon in the taskbar.
    Windows 7 Touch Keyboard Icon in System Tray
  4. Click on the keyboard icon to open the touch keyboard.
    Windows 7 Touch Keyboard on screen