A Windows 11 touch keyboard with a theme applied.

This is pretty cool: Windows 11 allows you to change the look of your touch keyboard—the virtual, on-screen keyboard that lets you type on touchscreen PCs and tablets. Here’s a look at some of the themes and how to do it.

How to Change Your Virtual Keyboard Theme in Windows 11

Windows 11 makes it easy to customize the theme of your touch keyboard. To do so, open Settings (press Windows+i) and navigate to Personalization > Touch Keyboard.

In Touch keyboard settings, expand the “Keyboard Themes” menu by clicking it, then you’ll see a list of themes below that you can select.

Choose a touch keyboard theme by clicking it.

As soon as you select a theme in this list, it will apply automatically. The next time you bring up your touch keyboard, you’ll see the new theme in action.

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A Gallery of Touch Keyboard Themes

At the moment, Windows 11 includes 16 different touch keyboard themes to choose from. While some of them sport minimalist designs, the more colorful ones (like “Indigo Breeze”) sport names that sound almost like scented hand soap varieties. Here are just a few of the themes up close.

Tangerine Tides

The "Tangerine Tides" touch keyboard theme in Windows 11.

Lilac River

The "Lilac River" touch keyboard theme in Windows 11.

Indigo Breeze

The "Indigo Breeze" touch keyboard theme in Windows 11.


The "Platinum" touch keyboard theme in Windows 11.


The "Pink-Orange" touch keyboard theme in Windows 11.

There are at least 12 more themes to choose from, plus you can choose “Custom Theme” to customize the touch keyboard with colors and images of your choice. Have fun!

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Benj Edwards is a former Associate Editor for How-To Geek. Now, he is an AI and Machine Learning Reporter for Ars Technica. For over 15 years, he has written about technology and tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired. In 2005, he created Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to tech history. He also created The Culture of Tech podcast and regularly contributes to the Retronauts retrogaming podcast.
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