A keyboard rendered on the screen as a substitute for a physical keyboard, often used for typing on a touchscreen or as an accessibility tool.

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Launching On-Screen Keyboard

I cannot run osk or osk.exe to launch my on-screen keyboard. I checked my System32 folder and it appears I have all the necessary dependencies: ADVAPI32.DLL COMCTL32.DLL COMDLG32.DLL GDI32.DLL ...
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Is there a trick to pressing the “u” button in the Surface Pro 2 on-screen keyboard?

I find it exceedingly difficult to hit the U on the on-screen keyboard on my Surface Pro 2 running Windows 8.1. Here are the specific symptoms: very carefully tapping directly over the on-screen U ...
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How can I control+click files/folders with a touch screen and on screen keyboard in windows 8.1?

Using a keyboard and mouse you can intermittently select files by pressing control and clicking the files you want to select. When using the touch screen the control button no longer functions in the ...
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Desktop OS for touch screen PC

I am looking for an OS that will work on a touch screen display. This is for a kiosk in a customer's store. This could be rolled out to as many as 500 stores and needs to be solid and maintainable. ...
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Making Windows 7 On-Screen Keyboard popup more noticeable?

We are trying to deploy a self contained touch screen kiosk running Windows 7 and through much headache and hours of tweaking were able to lock it down rather well. The only remaining issue we are ...
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Prevent Closing of Windows 7 On-Screen Keyboard

I'm attempting to create a touchscreen app running on windows 7. I need to be able to prevent the user from closing the on-screen keyboard (or the input panel keyboard, since that's dockable). Are ...
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keep on screen soft keyboard visible in chrome on surface pro 3 windows 10

I have a web app that I'm running in chrome - I want to keep the keyboard visible on screen at all times. I've selected "automatically show the touch keyboard in windowed apps when there's no keyboard ...
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Windows 8/8.1 On-Screen Keyboard - How to make program highlight which external keyboard keys are pressed?

Scenario On my Windows 8.1 machine, I want to be able to see which keys (letters) are pressed when I type on my normal physical keyboard. I have invoked on-screen keyboard (osk.exe). Problem Only ...
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Win 8 Touch Keyboard un-resize windows

I have a client that uses the Touch Keyboard to type into our application which has a set size to it. Recently he reported that when he is done using the touch keyboard, the windows do not resize back ...
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Are there alternative keyboards for Windows 8 Modern-UI?

On Android there are alternative keyboards available. For Windows 8 I couldn't find any such. Specifically I'd like to have a keyboard that limits itself to the lower right edge of the screen in ...