Question Can I get virtual keyboard before login to my Chromebook ?

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I am using my Chromebook for watching Videos (Youtube , Movies...). I have it HDMI connected to my TV. I want to put it on a shelf under the TV. But the shelf is not tall enough with the lid open. I can power it on with the lid closed. The first thing after power on is asking me to login. I have to pull the Chromebook out of the shelf, open the lid to type in the login password. After login, I can bring up the virtual key board. With a remote mouse clicking on the virtual keyboard or voice control, I can get to the video I want to watch. You can see that the login password part is biggest issue for this setup.
Yes, I can use the Chromebook without logging in. But I will not have any history of what I was watching. I was wondering if I can get the virtual keyboard before login . Then I can just use the mouse to enter the password. I could not find an answer after doing some google search. Can anyone share their experience if they have similar need ?
 

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The requirement being to have the virtual keyboard available to enter the Chomebook's password at boot time - correct?

Are you able to enable the virtual keyboard at boot up?

FYI:

https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/6076237?hl=en

https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-enable-and-use-the-chromeos-virtual-keyboard/

https://techwiser.com/enable-use-disable-chromebook-screen-keyboard/
Thanks for the suggested links. I did what was suggested before. As I mentioned in my post, I can get the virtual keyboard no problem after I login. The issue is I cannot get the virtual keyboard to enter the password in order to login.
 

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