If you have seen Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 running on tablets, you probably have noticed the new touch keyboard. In addition to the old onscreen keyboard, Microsoft has also included two new touch keyboards in the latest version of Windows for ultimate mobility and flexibility.
Basically there are two touch keyboards in Windows 8. An improved, full-sized touch keyboard with larger buttons and a unique thumb keyboard make it easy to use your computer on the go.
The touch keyboard in Windows 8 includes several features to speed up your typing and make it more accurate. To make typing more efficient, Windows suggests words on screen as you type, allowing you to choose the suggested work with a single tap.
If you are running Windows 8 on a desktop, notebook, or netbook, you might want to try out the new touch keyboard. Though the touch keyboard can only be experienced on a machine with touch-screen, you can still enable the touch keyboard on your regular PC or notebook by following the instructions given below:
Step 1: Switch to desktop mode. Right-click on the taskbar and select Properties.
Step 2: In the Taskbar Properties dialog, move to Toolbars tab.
Step 3: Here, check the option named Touch Keyboard and click Apply button to see a small keyboard icon in the taskbar.
Step 4: Click on the keyboard icon on the taskbar to start using the touch keyboard.