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How to Activate and Utilize the Virtual Keyboard in ChromeOS

How to Activate and Utilize the Virtual Keyboard in ChromeOS
How to Activate and Utilize the Virtual Keyboard in ChromeOS

There are several incredibly clever techniques concealed in ChromeOS. A virtual keyboard is one of these methods. Given that your Chromebook already has a convenient physical keyboard available.  You might be asking why a virtual keyboard would even be necessary.

If your Chromebook has a flip-over screen that converts it to a tablet. You might find that the physical keyboard is suddenly not very convenient. What are you going to do? The virtual keyboard is utilized.

The virtual keyboard is not, however, activated by default. Therefore, you must activate it before using it.

Let me demonstrate how to flatten the actual keyboard so you can move it to anywhere you need it and not just enable it so it takes up less screen space.

Open Settings – Opening the Settings app should be the first action taken. To enter the Settings app, select the gear symbol in the system tray (where the time goes).

Locate Accessibility – Click Advanced in the Settings app’s left pane (Image #1) to enlarge the item.
Click “Manage accessibility features” after selecting Accessibility with Advanced expanded (Image #2).
Activate The Virtual Keyboard – Simply move the on-off slider to the on position, as seen in the image above (Image #3), and then exit the Settings app.
Opening The Virtual Keyboard – You ought to now notice a keyboard icon on your shelf since the Virtual Keyboard has been activate. To access the virtual keyboard, click that icon (Image #4).
Activating the Levitating Keyboard – The virtual keyboard takes up a lot of room, as you can see, which can make using the Chrome web browser a little difficult. How do you behave? You may turn on the floating keyboard, which is both smaller and able to move across the screen as needed.

Click the right-pointing arrow in the upper left corner, then click the little square next to the center to make the keyboard float (Image #5).
You may resize the keyboard once it has assumed a floating position (Image #6) by clicking and dragging one of the blue corner handles, then moving it by clicking the bottom handle (circle with the four arrows).
That concludes how to activate and use the ChromeOS Virtual Keyboard. When the actual keyboard has been move out of the way on a two-in-one Chromebook. This will be a terrific tool to utilize.


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