Users can provide input to a computing device via various modalities such as keyboard, mouse, via voice, etc. When interacting with a virtual assistant, users currently need to switch manually between keyboard and voice input. Such cumbersome interaction can lead to reduced usage of a virtual assistant or other software. This disclosure describes a user interface in which a virtual keyboard and voice input mode are both activated simultaneously. When the user starts providing input via one modality, the other modality is automatically turned off. The user interface enables fast interaction with a virtual assistant or other software.
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