How to use the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) via the Command Prompt and Settings

There are several different kinds of keyboards for PCs. The most common type is a physical, external keyboard that plugs into your PC. But Windows has a built-in Ease of Access tool called the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) that can be used instead of a physical keyboard.

You don’t need a touchscreen to use the OSK. It displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys, so you can use your mouse or another pointing device to select keys, or use a physical single key or group of keys to cycle through the keys on the screen.

To open the On-Screen Keyboard

- Click on Start, 
- Select Settings
- Ease of Access  
- click on keyboard
On the right pane, turn on the toggle 
- Under Use the On-Screen Keyboard.

A keyboard that can be used to move around the screen and enter text will appear on the screen. The keyboard will remain on the screen until you close it.

Note: You can also use your keyboard to turn the on-screen keyboard on or off.

Via the Command Prompt: You can open the OSK via the command prompt the follow ways

Same principle can be used to launch the OSK from powerShell.

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