Windows 11 New Features
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Most users think of Windows 11 as just another operating system designed for use on PCs, but it’s often forgotten that it’s equally usable on a variety of touchscreen devices. So it’s no surprise that its authors put a lot of effort into the Touch keyboard, and in this lesson I’ll show you how it can be customized. To that end, I’ll click on the Start button, launch the Settings function, and immediately go to the Personalization options section. As you can see for yourself, among them there is also an item related to virtual keyboards (Touch keyboard), so I will select it and move on to the next step. Now a number of different options have appeared on the screen that you can use to customize the virtual keyboard. To be able to show you how to use them, I need to turn on the virtual keyboard first, so I’ll scroll down a bit and look for the Open Keyboard option. As soon as I click on it, a virtual keyboard will appear at the bottom of the screen, which means that I can now focus on other options. The first one allows me to control the size of the virtual keyboard and it is currently set to 100%. Since this value is in the middle of the scale, it is possible to significantly increase the area occupied by the entire keyboard by moving the slider to the right. If I move this marker to the opposite side, the virtual keyboard will become much smaller, and I prefer it to occupy the lower half of the screen. The next thing I can change is the so-called topic ie general appearance of the virtual keyboard. It currently has a default appearance, but this can be changed very easily. For example, I will choose this dark theme (Dark) and thus completely change the appearance of the entire keyboard. If you think that this change was too radical, choose a more moderate topic such as e.g. Ice Blue or Poppy red. Themes like Integral breeze, Tangerine tides and Lilac river are a special attraction, but I still prefer the entire keyboard to be displayed in one color, so I will activate the dark mode again and move on to the other options. To that end, I’ll scroll down and look for an option called Key background. As you can see, it is currently active, and if I turn it off, the lines representing the keys will be removed from the screen, but the characters on them will still be visible. This effect is quite interesting, so I’ll play around with the different settings a bit and leave it up to you to make the final decision. Another thing I can change is the size of the text itself. Before I show you how this can be achieved, I’m going to reduce the size of the entire keyboard a bit more and then look for the option called Key Text Size and instead of Small select Medium. At that moment, all the characters will become a bit larger, and if that is not enough for you, go to the third item – Large and check how it is reflected on the entire keyboard. This option is often used on devices that have relatively small screens, as it provides the best ratio between readability and desktop space.

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