Most physical keyboards can make it diffcult to select special characters and ’emojis’. A hidden Windows 10 option to open an on-screen keyboard makes it easy. Here’s how:

Right-click any empty space on the taskbar to open the taskbar customisation menu.

Click the Show touch keyboard button option.This adds a new button to the left of the clock on the right hand side of the taskbar.

Click that button while working in any desktop program or Windows 10 app to slide up the on-screen keyboard.

Click any letter or symbol to see variations of that letter.

Click the smiley face to display a keyboard layout filled with emojis.

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