Force virtual keyboard to automatically pop up for Firefox browser, even on non-touch Windows 10 devices. Starting with Firefox 43 (currently in beta), Firefox browser automatically pops up the on-screen keyboard when a text field is touched by the user on his Windows 10 tablet.

If you don’t have a touch screen (and using a Windows 10 computer with keyboard and mouse), don’t worry! You can still able to make On-screen keyboard to appear in Firefox browser, without need to disconnect the physical keyboard.

Firefox browser in Windows 10 tablet mode with on-screen keyboard

You must have Firefox 43 beta or higher installed to do this, because this version of “Firefox now automatically shows the on-screen touch keyboard on Windows 8 and higher”

1. In Windows 10, click on the Action Center icon, and select ‘Tablet mode

2. Open Firefox browser, visit about:config, find and change the preference ui.osk.detect_physical_keyboard value to false

3. Now OSK or virtual keyboard pops up automatically in Mozilla browser.

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