How to get a virtual Keyboard on the Steamdeck Desktop mode without typing anything

I have bought a Steamdeck but i am still waiting for my Aliexpress dock. As i don´t have any USB-C Keyboard or an adapter i was in the struggle of can´t typing anything in desktop mode. But with this simple trick you get a virtual keyboard without typing anything, just by using the touchscreen.

  • Start your Steamdeck
  • Enable Developer Options
  • Go to Desktop Mode by long holding the power button and selecting Desktop mode
  • Open "Discover" (the App Store). It is the second App in the Taskbar
  • Select Accessibility
  • And press on the "Install" button of "CoreKeyboard"
  • After install, press on "CoreKeyboard" to open its page and select "Launch"


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