Windows 11 Touch Keyboard CustomizationSource: Windows Central

Windows 11 brings several improvements to the experience for touch-enable devices, including changes to the tablet mode that now adds more separation to the items in the Taskbar and makes targets bigger to make it easier on the finger. You will find new finger gestures, and there is a new and very customizable touch keyboard.

The redesigned touch keyboard for Windows 11 ships with a modern look and several improvements. For example, in this virtual keyboard, you will find updated keys with rounded corners, a gripper to drag it around, and a new layout that has been thought for typing comfort and accuracy. The new experience even comes with the emoji panel that now includes GIFs and the Clipboard history interface.

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In addition to these improvements, the touch keyboard also comes with new settings that allow you to customize virtually every aspect of the experience, including the look and feel with 16 different themes and the ability to create a custom color scheme. You can also change the size of the keyboard and keys, and a lot more.

In this Windows 11 guide, we will walk you through the steps to customize the keyboard experience for touch-enabled devices.

How to customize the touch keyboard on Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can control various aspects of the touch keyboard. You can change the size, select a different theme, or create your custom color scheme. You can customize the keyboard keys and more.

Change keyboard size

To change the Windows 11 touch keyboard size, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click the Touch keyboard page from the right side.

    Personalization with Touch Keyboard selectedSource: Windows Central

  4. Use the Keyboard size slider to change the size.

    Keyboard size settingSource: Windows Central

  5. (Optional) Click the Keyboard size setting and click the Reset button to return to the default size.

Enable key background

To set a different background for keys, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click the Touch keyboard page from the right side.

    Personalization with Touch Keyboard selectedSource: Windows Central

  4. Click the Keyboard theme settings.
  5. Turn on the Key background toggle switch.

    Enable Key BackgroundSource: Windows Central

Change key text size

To make the keyboard keys smaller or larger, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click the Touch keyboard page from the right side.

    Personalization with Touch Keyboard selectedSource: Windows Central

  4. Click the Keyboard theme settings.
  5. Use the Key text size drop-down menu to select the text size. Options include:

    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

    Change Key Text SizeSource: Windows Central

Change keyboard theme

To change the touch keyboard theme, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click the Touch keyboard page from the right side.

    Personalization with Touch Keyboard selectedSource: Windows Central

  4. Click the Keyboard theme settings.
  5. Choose one of the 16 different themes.

    Touch Keyboard themesSource: Windows Central

  6. Click the Open keyboard button to preview the style.

    Open Touch KeyboardSource: Windows Central

Create custom theme

To create a custom theme for the Windows 11 touch keyboard, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click the Touch keyboard page from the right side.

    Personalization with Touch Keyboard selectedSource: Windows Central

  4. Click the Keyboard theme settings.
  5. Select the Custom theme option.
  6. Click the Edit button.

    Open Touch KeyboardSource: Windows Central

  7. Click the Text tab.

    Text colorsSource: Windows Central

  8. Select the key text color.
  9. Select the color for the text in the suggestion area.
  10. Click the Keys tab.

    Key Background Color SettingsSource: Windows Central

  11. Select the key background color.
  12. Use the slider to select the level of transparency for the background.
  13. Click the Window tab.

    Touch Keyboard Background ColorSource: Windows Central

  14. Select a color for the keyboard background.
  15. (Optional) Use the Personalize your background drop-down menu and select the Picture option.
  16. Click the Choose your picture button.

    Touch Keyboard custom backgroundSource: Windows Central

  17. Select the picture you want to use as background.
  18. Use the Choose a fit drop-down menu and select the fit option (if applicable).
  19. Use the Background brightness slider to adjust the brightness of the background.
  20. Click the Save button.

Once you complete the steps, the touch keyboard will reflect your new customization changes.

More Windows resources

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