Friday, May 25, 2012

How to Use the On-Screen Keyboard In Windows 7

Some time we need to type without a keyboard and It is secure for password entry.  To use onscreen keyboard Windows 7’s on-screen keyboard function might be helpful. It allows you to type by using a mouse. You can even set up and use this function without having a keyboard connected to your computer, which can be useful if your keyboard is unavailable. This article will explain how to access the on-screen keyboard, how to operate it, how to use it to log on to a password-protected user account without the use of a physical keyboard, and how to use several of it’s options including the predictive text function.

To open onscreen keyboard click on the start button, selecting All Programs, Accessories, Ease of Access, and then finally clicking on the on-screen keyboard as indicated in red below. All of this can be done with a mouse, so the on-screen keyboard can be activated without a physical keyboard being connected to the computer.

If you need to access the on-screen keyboard to enter your password in order to log on to Windows 7, this is possible. On the log on screen in the bottom left-hand corner is an "Ease of Access" button, pictured below. Click on this key to access the Ease of Access panel on the log on screen.

On this panel, check the box for "Type without the keyboard (On-Screen Keyboard)" and then click onApply.

It will show the on screen keyboard on your computer screen. Now you can use it.

Options Available to Customize the On-Screen Keyboard
When you click the Options key on the keyboard interface, a panel will pop up with several options to customize the on-screen keyboard for your personal use.
If you check the box for "Use click sound" at the top of the Options panel, you will hear an audible clicking noise through your speakers when you click keys on the on-screen keyboard.

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