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Discus and support Windows 10 tip: Access symbols, emojis, and other special characters in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; Entering special characters, including foreign currency symbols, fractions, and emoji, is a cumbersome task on most physical keyboards. Use this hidden... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by hTconeM9user, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Windows 10 tip: Access symbols, emojis, and other special characters


    Entering special characters, including foreign currency symbols, fractions, and emoji, is a cumbersome task on most physical keyboards. Use this hidden Windows 10 option to open an on-screen keyboard that puts all those options at your fingertips.

    By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report | March 2, 2016 -- 12:14 GMT (12:14 GMT) | Topic: Windows 10

    Entering special characters in Windows can be inconvenient if those characters aren't supported directly by your desktop or laptop keyboard. In earlier versions of Windows, your only options are to memorize ANSI codes (which require a numeric keypad to enter) or to use an external utility.

    With Windows 10, there's an easier option: Use the touch keyboard. Don't be fooled by that name.
    The touch keyboard responds just fine to mouse clicks.
    This keyboard appears automatically if you're using a touchscreen-equipped Windows 10 PC in Tablet PC mode.
    Here's how to make sure it's at the ready even if you're using a conventional PC without a touchscreen.

    Right-click any empty space on the taskbar to open the taskbar customization menu and then click the Show touch keyboard button option.

    That action immediately adds a new button just to the left of the clock on the right side of the taskbar.
    Click that button while working in any desktop program or Windows 10 app to slide up the on-screen keyboard.
    Here are a few things you can do:
    • Click any letter or symbol to see variations of that letter, including those with accents and diacritical marks.
    On the symbols layout, for example, click and hold the 1/2 symbol to see eight additional fractions.
    • Click the button labeled &123 to change from the standard QWERTY layout to one filled with symbols.
    Use the right and left arrows just above that button to display a second screen full of symbols, including symbols for the Euro and British Pound on a U.S. English configuration.
    • Click the smiley face to display a keyboard layout filled with emojis and emoticons.
    Use the icons to the right to change to different groups of emojis, each of which has additional layouts available using the left and right arrow below Tab.

    Click anywhere outside the keyboard or resume typing on your physical keyboard to hide the touch keyboard.

    Source
    https://www.tenforums.com/newthread.p...ewthread&f=115

    :)
     
    hTconeM9user, Mar 1, 2016
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    Does On-Screen Keyboard work on all Windows 10 devices

    Any functionality that works on Windows 10 On-Screen Keyboard will also work on the Windows 10 Mobile version also.

    For further information, Click HERE for an article on the use of the On-Screen Keyboard

    I hope this Helps!
     
    DaveM121, Mar 1, 2016
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  3. Emoji in Windows 10

    I know you can insert Emoji in Windows 10 using the onscreen keyboard and clicking the emoji face.

    However, the emoji character set in Windows looks really, really, really bad. Just go to Emojipedia — Home of Emoji Meanings and click through the categories, then do the same thing on an Android or iPhone to see what I mean. Is there any way to change the emoji character
    set in Windows? There are apps in the Google Play store for Android that can replace the emoji character set with others.

    Is there any way to get a similar experience in Windows?
     
    Darkforcesjedi, Mar 1, 2016
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