How do I enable the onscreen keyboard at login Mac?

Answered by Michael Wilson

To enable the onscreen keyboard at login on Mac, follow these steps:

1. Start by clicking on the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences.”

2. In the System Preferences window, click on “Users & Groups.”

3. You may need to unlock the settings by clicking on the padlock icon at the bottom left corner and enter your administrator password.

4. Once unlocked, click on “Login Options” on the left side of the window.

5. Look for the “Accessibility Options” section and click on it.

6. Here, you will find a list of accessibility options that can be enabled at the login window. Scroll through the list and find “Keyboard” or “Onscreen Keyboard,” depending on your macOS version.

7. Check the box next to “Keyboard” or “Onscreen Keyboard” to enable it.

8. You can also customize the settings for the onscreen keyboard by clicking on the “Options” or “Settings” button next to it.

9. Once you have enabled the onscreen keyboard, click on the padlock icon again to lock the settings.

10. Close the System Preferences window.

Now, when you reach the login screen on your Mac, you should see an icon or button to access the onscreen keyboard. Click on it, and the virtual keyboard will appear, allowing you to type using the mouse or trackpad.

Using the onscreen keyboard can be helpful if you have physical keyboard issues or prefer to use a touchscreen for input. It provides an alternative way to enter your login credentials or perform other actions at the login screen.

Remember to disable the onscreen keyboard if you no longer need it by following the same steps and unchecking the box next to “Keyboard” or “Onscreen Keyboard” in the Accessibility Options.

I hope this detailed explanation helps you enable the onscreen keyboard at the login screen on your Mac. If you have any further questions or need assistance with any other Mac-related issues, feel free to ask.