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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Is there a way to get a virtual Fn key to work on a virtual keyboard? (Not a toggle Fn key so not like what the default on-screen keyboard does)

Is there a way to get a virtual Fn key to work on a virtual keyboard? (Not a toggle Fn key so not like what the default on-screen keyboard) For example, the keyboard on my laptop has a key that says ...
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On-Screen Keyboard - Insert+z key combination - Windows 10

How do I get an Insert + z key combination on an OnScreen Keyboard? I'm not able to figure out how to press and hold a Insert button. I need this Key-combination to turn on the 'JAWS Virtual PC ...
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Configure windows kiosk keyboard

I have a windows pc, running on kiosk mode, with a chrome browser also in kiosk mode. I have several inputs that need to be filled by the user, so the touch keyboard is enabled to show the keyboard ...
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How to monitor key logs from onscreen keyboard on linux?

I have been doing research on key loggers and found out that lkl and logkeys doesn't work on onscreen keyboard. In that case how to log keys from onboard?
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Set the Windows 10 OSK (on-screen keyboard) to different language than physical keyboard?

I use the Windows 10 on-screen keyboard to type Russian characters but I also need to use my physical English keyboard. Switching the input method back and forth is time consuming and inefficient. ...
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Auto-launching virtual keyboard when using Bluetooth keyboard

I'm using a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard which is paired to my desktop computer and my smartphone. When it is paired to the smartphone and I don't want to switch the keyboard between the devices too ...
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Is there a way to use the (limited) On Screen Keyboard from Windows 8.1 on Win10 instead of Win10's (full-featured) Win 10 OSK?

I feel there are several annoying shortcomings with the new OSK, which, for me, outweigh the sophisticated Win10 feature, like for example: No feedback what I type (highlighting buttons), resulting ...
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Win10 on-screen keyboard closes after using AltGr, even in hotkey?

The title says it all; when I enter an accented letter that requires an AltGr deadkey, the on-screen keyboard auto-closes. Very counterproductive (esp since it isn’t exactly giid at popping up ...
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Onboard Keyboard to work with WIndows 10 subsystem

I have a device that runs linux in the background. I am working on the code on my windows 10 machine in Qt. Qt takes up A LOT of space and time, so much so that I do not dare dual boot my laptop to ...
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Change Windows 10 Touch or On-Screen Keyboard Layouts (Full) - Correct Number Row Position; Add Context Menu Key

Windows 10 Touch and On-Screen keyboard layouts (full; US) have two problems. 1A) Touch Keyboard has the number row mispositioned - i.e., the 1/! Key is positioned to upper right of q/Q Key instead ...
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On-Screen Keyboard Location settings

Long time browser, first time asker. So we have an environment, that we'd like to lock down to a specific setup. They have large tablet like devices in a clean-room. They RDP to an EBR Workstation, ...
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How to Add Dictionaries of Text Suggestions to Windows 10 Keyboard

In Windows 10 in recent versions, an option has been added to predict text and correct errors This option exists only in English, but not in my language I tried to search the source of the English ...
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Virtual Keyboard in a chrome kiosk app?

I just created a Chrome Kiosk app following this doc. Now, I'd like to be able to add a virtual keyboard that shows on/off automatically when (un)focusing on input field. The app is meant to be used ...
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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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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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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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Shortcut to open Windows 10 On-Screen Keyboard (not OSK.exe)

Is it possible to open the newest Windows 10 on-screen Keyboard (not OSK.exe) with a shortcut? I mean the one in the notification bar, this one: That pops automatically when you don't have a ...
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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?