How to Change Touch Keyboard Size and Theme in Windows 11

In Windows 11, you can change the touch keyboard size and theme. Microsoft significantly reworked the touch keyboard in the latest OS. It now comes with a new design and a bunch of customization options. You can change its size and create custom themes similar to how keyboards work on Android and iOS. Here is how to change touch keyboard size and create custom themes in Windows 11.

Windows 11 Touch Keyboard With A Custom Theme

Tip: Windows 11 automatically puts the touch keyboard button in the tray area on computers with a touch screen. If you want to delete or add that button manually, go to Windows Settings > Personalization > Taskbar and turn on or off the Touch keyboard toggle for what you want.


Windows 11 Show Touch Keyboard Button In The Taskbar

For some reason, Microsoft removed the option to add or remove the touch keyboard button from the context menu.

Change touch keyboard size in Windows 11

  1. Open the keyboard and find a small cog in the upper-left corner.
  2. Click Theme and Resize.Theme And Resize Menu Option
  3. Alternatively, expand open Settings > Personalization > Touch Keyboard.Settings Personalization Touch Keyboard
  4. Find the Keyboard size slider and drag it to the left or right. If you keep the touch keyboard on the screen, you will see changes immediately.Change Touch Keyboard Size In Windows 11
  5. Alternatively, you can scroll down and click the Preview changes button.

Change the text size for the touch keyboard

Apart from resizing the keyboard, you can change key text size if you find it too small or too big.

  1. Go to Windows Settings > Personalization > Touch Keyboard.
  2. Scroll down and find the Key Text Size section.
  3. Select one of the three options: small, medium, or large.Change The Text Size
  4. Click the Open keyboard button under View your changes to see your customizations in action.

Change Windows 11 Touch Keyboard Theme

If you want to personalize the touch keyboard, Microsoft allows swapping a somewhat boring white/black background for an image or another color. Here is how to set a custom theme for the touch keyboard in Windows 11.

To change the touch keyboard theme in Windows 11, do the following.

  1. Open the touch keyboard and click the settings icon in the upper-left corner.
  2. Select Theme and resize. You can also get there by opening Windows Settings > Personalization > Touch keyboard.
  3. Find the Keyboard Theme section.
  4. Here you can find one of pre-built themes or create a custom one. To create a custom theme for the touch keyboard in Windows 11, scroll down and click the Custom theme option.
  5. Select Edit.Windows 11 change touch keyboard theme
  6. On the next screen, you can personalize each part of the touch keyboard in Windows 11. Begin with the Text tab to change the color of the text on buttons and suggestions. Select one of the preset colors or create a custom one using the Choose another option.Change Text Color
  7. You can change key transparency and key background color on the touch keyboard in Windows 11 on the Keys tab.Change Key Color
  8. Finally, go to the Window tab to set a picture as your touch keyboard background in Windows 11. Select Picture from the Personalize your background drop-down list.Change Background Image
  9. Click Choose your Picture and select the image you want to use as a background for the touch keyboard in Windows 11.
  10. Next, you can adjust fit and background brightness to make the keyboard more convenient to use. Decreasing the background brightness will make buttons easier to read.
  11. Click Save. If you do not like the mess you have just made, click the Reset button and start over.

That is how you customize the touch keyboard in Windows 11.

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Author: Taras Buria

Taras is here to cover stories about Microsoft and everything around, although sometimes he prefers Apple.

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