Users can type while playing games or using other applications thanks to the built-in virtual keyboard on the Steam Deck, which is modeled after a smartphone.
It's easy to use the virtual keyboard function on the Steam Deck: just press STEAM + X. Both the default SteamOS layout and Desktop Mode support this feature.
The virtual on-screen keyboard can be used in conjunction with the built-in trackpad as a mouse. Your primary click is made with the right trackpad, and your secondary click is made with the left trackpad.
Any game or piece of software you're using should have the Steam Deck virtual on-screen keyboard available. When you need to use it will automatically appear.
1. Click on Steam and choose Settings. 2. Access the Keyboard Menu by descending. 3. A selection for "Current Keyboard Theme" will appear. From there, you can browse this list of pre-installed themes and choose one.
4. By choosing "Find More Keyboard Themes" from the Keyboard Menu, you can also access additional virtual keyboard themes.