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Questions tagged [on-screen-keyboard]

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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How to prevent Windows 10 Touch Keyboard from highlighting selected Keys

We are having an issue with windows 10 touch keyboard not recognizing our password boxes in our front end, and highlighting keystrokes while entering passwords. I would like to solve one of two issues....
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How do I disable the Lenovo on-screen keybard?

For a while now I have been receiving an on-screen keyboard symbol on a Lenovo Yoga with Windows 10. When I press on it, an on-screen keyboard appears. This is getting on my nerves as I accidentally ...
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What are our options for dealing with a buggy Windows 10 on-screen keyboard?

For years my partner has used her Asus Padfone X as her main computing device. But it's getting old, and manufacturer's have left that niche market untouched by new devices, so we decided to move her ...
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UWP WebView app, On-Screen keybaord would blink after a while of usage

We have an app, that hosts a WebView which navigates to a website with forms/text fields. The app works on assigned access mode. The app works fine for couple of hours, but after a while it starts to ...
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How to stop On-Screen Keybord from popping up every window?

So before my On-screen keybord would pop up only at start up even though it was disabled. It was annoying but I could deal with it. Now it pops up almost everytime I open a new window or when an ...
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Windows 10 tablet taskbar crashes when trying to bring up on-screen keyboard

Starting about 2 weeks ago, my Dell Venue 8 Pro (Z3740D 2GB RAM) started acting up. When I am trying to type in text boxes, the on-screen keyboard does not pop up. This is the same regardless in ...
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Touch keyboard lacks autocorrect, Word Flow, etc. in certain apps and text fields

The touch keyboard in Windows 10 has some pretty great features such as autocorrect and Word Flow, but as far as I can tell, the only place where both of these features work is Discord on Edge. In ...
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Remapping A Virtual On-Screen Keyboard (OSK)?

I used TweakKey to remap a key on my Surface Book 2. I found that the change worked on the physical keyboard, but not on the OSK. Is there a way to re-map the OSK? I know how to do so with AutoHotKey,...
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Windows 10 Kiosk Mode - On Screen Keyboard

I am running kiosk mode with group policy setting for a kiosk account "Custom User Interface" that runs a specified kiosk application. I do not see the keyboard popping up when I select an input field ...
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run virtual keyboard(preferably numpad) when clicking on any “writable location” in windows

I have an industrial panel(touch panel) that running windows embedded and normally does not have any keyboard or mouse attached to it(can be connected to it for "debugging purposes") I want to key a ...
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How can I make the Windows 10 onscreen keyboard stay visible?

I can open the on-screen keyboard using the shortcut in the bottom right of my desktop, but as soon as I type any character using my normal, physical keyboard, the on-screen keyboard minimizes. I ...
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Surface Keyboard Shortcuts in Tablet Mode?

From what I've seen of the Surface Book 2's On-Screen Keyboard in Tablet Mode, many Keyboard Shortcuts wouldn't be possible (e.g. CTRL + Shift + Tab). Are there any good work-arounds to this ...
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Windows 10 On Screen Keyboard Config

First off, apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this question! The issue I have is that I am trying to get the Windows 10 on-screen keyboard to show on the screen whenever the cursor is placed ...
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Can I use the F-Keys on Windows Touch Keyboard?

Is it possible to access the F-Keys using Windows Touch Keyboard, I'm using Windows 10.
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Disable Mac typing Accent Menu

In Mac OS 10.12 , if I hold down the key, a menu of blue letters with accents and diacritical marks appears. Prior behavior was to enter a string of the letter pressed liiiiiiiike thiiiiiis. How do ...
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Windows 10 On-Screen Keyboard minimize

I am looking for a way to stop the on-screen keyboard from being minimized. I have tried running a scheulded task every minute, which runs a powerwshell script, to check if it's minimized and if so ...
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Always show the keyboard in windows 10 (tablet) when no explorer is loaded

We have an application that need some key instructions, but does not have a text field (like an old console application). Since the "tablet" keyboard in windows 10 only appears, when the cursor is ...
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Missing Emoji key in latest Windows 10 update

I recently updated a Windows 10 tablet to 1703, and on some applications the Emoji button on the onscreen keyboard has been replaced by one that seems to toggle key highlighting when writing. Please ...
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Can I use Windows On-Screen Keyboard with Oculus Rift's Virtual Desktop?

Virtual Desktop is an app for the Oculus Rift VR headset that allows you to use your PC in VR. You control the mouse using the joystick of your Xbox One controller. But I'd like to control the ...
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How to get full keyboard on OSK

I'm on a partitioned Windows 10 and I would love to use PgDn and PgUp for my XNA game dev, but my Mac keyboard doesn't have those keys. Because of that, I want the full OSK. However, when I click ...
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WM_TOUCH to WM_LBUTTONDOWN

One of the strange behaviors I find on my Windows 10 device with a touchscreen is pressing on the touchscreen and having no mouse-button down event triggered. For example, I use an app called Caustic ...
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Can I use emojis on a Windows PC without a touch keyboard

Similar to How can I use emoji characters on a Windows 8 PC without a touch screen? but for Windows 10. I have a bog standard PC with Windows 10 installed. I tried doing the same as the suggestion for ...
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In Windows 10 why won't the built in keyboard appear for a Visual Basic InputBox?

I've installed a 32-bit desktop application onto Windows 10 Pro x64 for the first time. Previously it has been used succesfully on Windows 7. It is a PC with an external touchscreen monitor used in ...
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Can I Use My Win8 On Screen Keyboard On A Win10 PC?

I'm disabled so I type with an on screen keyboard, Microsoft's Win8 on screen keyboard. I'm used to this layout and I'm afraid that if I get a Win10 PC I won't be able to use Win8 on screen keyboard ...
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Is there a way to prevent the Windows 10 keyboard sitting on top of a program?

I really like using Windows 10 in tablet mode, but a huge issue I have is that the pop-up keyboard sits above the program or app that I'm using. This is a real pain when I'm using something like a ...
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Is there a way to overlay keyboard usage on-screen?

I want to be able to create videos (screen recordings) that show the keys I am pressing on my keyboard. E.g., I hold Shift, and Shift is shown on-screen as I hold it. Is there a way to do this on an ...
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On screen keyboard not working

I have Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. Whenever I want to open the on screen keyboard it shows an error "a referral was returned from the server". I need it because my laptop doesn't have numpad keys.
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3-key combination in Windows 10 on-screen keyboard

Do you guys know how to make a 3-key combination in Windows 10 on-screen keyboard? For example: Ctrl+Shift+T to reopen a closed tab.
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Windows 10 Lock Screen: No Keyboard

I upgraded my Surface Pro 3 from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 via ISO on the launch date and noticed a strange behaviour when using it without the physical keyboard attached. When I boot or lock the ...
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Windows 10 touch keyboard doesn't dock or 'maximize' at the bottom of the screen

I tried to find this answer by myself for 3 hours, but I failed. I need some help. While I was using Windows 8 touch keyboard, I can click the maximize button from the touch keyboard, which makes ...
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The Windows 10 onscreen keyboard does not launch automatically

I have a Acer w700 Windows tablet and I have installed Windows 10. However the on screen keyboard is not launching automatically. On Windows 8 when you tapped on something you could type into the ...
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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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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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On-screen keyboard with function keys

Is there a way to add the function keys to the on-screen keyboard in Windows 7? If not, is there an alternative program that has the function keys?
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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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Display hotkey presses Mac OS X

Is there a way to display hotkey presses as they happen on screen in large text in Mac OS X Yosemite? Or is there an app that can do this? I have tried “Sticky Keys.” They almost do this, but when ...
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Stop on-screen keyboard from automatic popup

How can I stop the pop-up keyboard from automatically popping up anytime I click on a place to type? I really do use the regular keyboard most often. This is on a Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad running Windows ...
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Remove virtual keyboard from start up

When even I log into by Windows 7 PC the virtual keyboard starts up how an I disable this? I deselected "On-Screen keyboard" from the Ease of Access selection found in the login screen.
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Getting the Windows 8.1 touch keyboard to automatically capitalise the beginning of sentences

I cannot find any settings in Windows 8.1 to make the touch keyboard capitalise automatically. Is there a way to enable/add this feature?
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can not turn off onscreen keyboard by ANY MEANS, for Windows 7

For months, I have been trying to turn off the onscreen keyboard and I have yet to find actual Technical Support verses user instructions. I'll make it simple for those who want to talk to me like a ...
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Surface (Pro) Soft Keyboard + Hardware Keyboard Issue

When I got my Surface Pro 2, I loved it, and everything seemed to work flawlessly, until, wait for it, windows updates... The issue that I am having is the following, I primarily use the TC (...
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How to turn off auto start on-screen-keyboard on Windows 7 64 bit?

I'm on Windows 7 64-bit in a Laptop HP Elitebook 8460p I really don't like the keyboard so I plugged in an external usb keyboard and it worked fine, but accidentally I kept pressing the keys cause I ...
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Customise on-screen keyboard

How would one go about customising the on-screen keyboard on a Microsoft Surface Pro? I've noticed that it doesn't have an alt or Esc key and I can't think of any good reason why those keys, among ...
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Enable Windows 8 on-screen keyboard on desktop PC

Is it possible to use the tablet style on-screen keyboard on a Windows 8 laptop PC? I've found the 'Ease of Access' version which runs as a desktop window but (particularly in windows store apps) ...
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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 ...
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Where can I find a keyboard viewer for Mac OS X?

How can I find a virtual keyboard viewer for my MacBook Pro running OS X Lion 10.7.5?
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Disable Windows 8 On-Screen Keyboard

I have a laptop with Windows 8. When I touch a text area, the on-screen keyboard pops up. I have a laptop. It has a physical keyboard. I don't need that. It's annoying. I know which process to kill ...
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How can I move the Windows 8 on-screen keyboard?

From the first look, it seems that the onscreen keyboard in Windows 8 cannot be moved from its default position at the bottom of the screen: However, sometimes it obstructs the input field and should ...
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Mac software that displays pressed keys onscreen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I see a visual overlay of shortcut keys I’ve pressed? I'm planning to start a coding side-project in mid-November, and I would like to record some of my work on it as ...
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How do I silence onscreen Windows 8 “Touch Keyboard” key press sounds?

In windows 8 there is an onscreen keyboard that makes tapping noises for each key press. How do I turn this off so I can type like a ninja?