On-Screen Keyboard (Windows)

    • On-Screen Keyboard (Windows)

      Microsoft wrote:

      There are several different kinds of keyboards for PCs. The most common type is a physical, external keyboard that you plug into your PC. But, Windows has a built-in Ease of Access tool called the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) that can be used instead of a physical keyboard to move around a PC's screen or enter text. You don’t need a touchscreen to use the OSK. It displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys, so you can use your mouse or another pointing device to select keys, or use a physical single key or group of keys to cycle through the keys on the screen.
      • Use click sound. Use this option if you want to hear a sound when you press a key.
      • Show keys to make it easier to move around the screen. Use this option if you want the keys to light up as you type.
      • Turn on numeric keypad. Use this option to expand the OSK to show a numeric keypad.
      • Click on keys. Use this mode if you prefer to click or tap the on-screen keys to enter text.
      • Hover over keys. Use this mode if you use a mouse or joystick to point to a key. The characters you point to are entered automatically when you point to them for a specified time.
      • Scan through keys. Use this mode if you want the OSK to continually scan the keyboard. Scan mode highlights areas where you can type keyboard characters by pressing a keyboard shortcut, using a switch input device, or using a device that simulates a mouse click.
      • Use Text Prediction. Use this option if you want the OSK to suggest words for you as you type so you don't need to type each complete word.
      In Windows 10, to open the On-Screen Keyboard:
      • Go to Start
      • Select Settings
      • Select Ease of Access
      • Select Keyboard
      • Move the slider under On-Screen Keyboard
      A keyboard appears on the screen that can be used to move around the screen and enter text. The keyboard will remain on the screen until you close it.

      If you want to avoid the above process by using a shortcut, then try this:




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