Open and customize On-Screen Keyboard

On-Screen Keyboard displays a virtual keyboard on the computer screen that allows people to type data using a pointing device or joystick. You can customize On-Screen Keyboard by changing the font, adding a click sound, or changing your typing mode.

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To open On-Screen Keyboard using your mouse

  1. Click the Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Accessibility, and then click On-Screen Keyboard to open On-Screen Keyboard.

  2. To return to your document, place your cursor where you want to begin.

  3. To close On-Screen Keyboard, click Close.

To open On-Screen Keyboard using your keyboard

  1. Display the Start menu by pressing Ctrl+Esc (or the Windows logo key). Move to All Programs by pressing P. Move to Accessories by pressing the Down Arrow key and then Enter. Press Enter again to move to Accessibility. Move to On-Screen Keyboard by pressing the Down Arrow key and then Enter.

  2. To return to your document, press Alt+Tab to select it.

  3. To close On-Screen Keyboard, press Alt+F, X.

To customize On-Screen Keyboard using your mouse

  1. Open On-Screen Keyboard and change any of the following settings:

    • To change the font: Click the Settings menu, and then click Font. In the Font dialog box, click a Font, Font style, and Size from the menu. When you are finished, click OK.

    • To add a click sound: Click the Settings menu, and then click Use Click Sound.

    • To change typing mode: Click the Settings menu, and then click Typing Mode and choose one of the following typing modes:

      • In clicking mode, you type data with the mouse by pointing to and clicking keyboard characters. To choose this option, select Click to select.

      • In hovering mode, you use a mouse or joystick to point to a key for a predefined period of time, and the selected character is typed automatically. To choose this option, select Hover to select and enter a time from the Minimum time to hover drop down menu. Click OK.

      • In scanning mode, On-Screen Keyboard continually scans the keyboard and highlights areas where you can type keyboard characters by pressing a hot key or using a switch–input device. To choose this option, select Joystick or key to select and enter a time from the Scan interval menu. Click Advanced to open the Scanning options dialog box. Select the Serial, parallel, or game port check box or the Keyboard key check box.

  2. To return to your document, place your cursor where you want to begin.

  3. To close On-Screen Keyboard, click Close.

To customize On-Screen Keyboard using your keyboard

  1. Open On-Screen Keyboard and change any of the following settings:

    • To change the font: Display the Settings menu by pressing Alt+S. Select Font by pressing F. In the Font dialog box, select a font style by using the Up Arrow key, the font style by using the Down Arrow key and font size by using the Tab key from the menu. Click Enter.

    • To add a click sound: Display the Settings menu by pressing Alt+S. Select Use Click Sound by pressing U.

    • To change typing mode: Display the Settings menu by pressing Alt+S. Select Typing Mode by pressing T. Choose one of the following typing modes:

      • In clicking mode, you can type data with the mouse by pointing to and clicking keyboard characters. To choose this option, select Click to select by pressing Alt+K. Press Enter.

      • In hovering mode, you use a mouse or joystick to point to a key for a predefined period of time, and the selected character is typed automatically. To choose this option, select Hover to select by pressing H. Press Tab to access the Minimum time to hover menu. Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to select a time. Press Enter.

      • In scanning mode, On-Screen Keyboard continually scans the keyboard and highlights areas where you can type keyboard characters by pressing a hot key or using a switch–input device. To choose this option, select Joystick or key to select by pressing J. To enter a time, press Tab to open the Scan interval menu and press the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to select a time. Press Alt+A to open the Advanced options. In the Scanning options dialog box, press S to select the Serial, parallel, or game port check box or press K to select the Keyboard key check box. Press Enter twice.

  2. To return to your document, press Alt+Tab to select it.

  3. To close On-Screen Keyboard, press Alt+F, X.