How to change touch keyboard themes on Windows 11

A Windows 11 touchscreen keyboard with an applied theme.

If you’re using Windows 11 on a tablet or touchscreen computer, you can rely on the touch keyboard to enter text. But did you know that you can give this virtual keyboard a new look with a colorful theme? Here’s how.

First, open Windows settings. To do this quickly, press Windows + i on your keyboard. Or, you can right click on the Start button and select “Settings” from the menu.

In Windows 11, right-click the Start button and select "Settings."

In Windows settings, select the sidebar item “Personalization”, then click “Touch keyboard”.

In Windows 11 settings, click "Personalization," then select "Touch the keyboard."

In the touch keyboard settings, click “Keyboard Theme” to expand the theme menu.

Click on "Keyboard Theme" to expand the menu.

When the Keyboard Theme menu expands, you will see a grid of different keyboard themes for you to choose from. They range from professional to very colorful and fun. Find one you like and click on it.

Choose a touchscreen keyboard theme by clicking on it.

After that, you can check what the new theme looks like using the touch keyboard icon in your taskbar or the “Show keyboard” button in Personalization> Touch keyboard.

A Windows 11 touchscreen keyboard with an applied theme.

You look pretty good!

You can also set custom colors on the touch keyboard. To do this, select “Custom” from the list of themes, then click “Edit”.

To select "Custom theme," then click "Edit."

On the custom theme edit screen, you can choose custom colors for the text on the keyboard, the keys themselves, and the border of the touch keyboard window. You can even use a custom image file as the window background. Use the tabs just below “Theme preview” to switch between these when editing, then select the colors below. When you’re done, click “Save.”

Choose the colors of the touch keyboard theme, then click "To save."

After that, close settings and enjoy your newly customized touch keyboard. Have a good seizure!

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