Windows 10

There are several different kinds of keyboards for PCs. The most common type is a physical, external keyboard that you plug into your PC. But, Windows has a built-in Ease of Access tool called the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) that can be used instead of a physical keyboard to move around a PC's screen or enter text. You don’t need a touchscreen to use the OSK. It displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys, so you can use your mouse or another pointing device to select keys, or use a physical single key or group of keys to cycle through the keys on the screen.

To open the On-Screen Keyboard

Go to Start , then select Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard, and then move the slider under On-Screen Keyboard. A keyboard appears on the screen that can be used to move around the screen and enter text. The keyboard will remain on the screen until you close it.

To change how info is entered into the On-Screen Keyboard

With the OSK open, select the Options key, and then choose the options you want:
    • Use click sound. Use this option if you want to hear a sound when you press a key.
    • Show keys to make it easier to move around the screen. Use this option if you want the keys to light up as you type.
    • Turn on numeric keypad. Use this option to expand the OSK to show a numeric keypad.
    • Click on keys. Use this mode if you prefer to click or tap the on-screen keys to enter text.
    • Hover over keys. Use this mode if you use a mouse or joystick to point to a key. The characters you point to are entered automatically when you point to them for a specified time.
    • Scan through keys. Use this mode if you want the OSK to continually scan the keyboard. Scan mode highlights areas where you can type keyboard characters by pressing a keyboard shortcut, using a switch input device, or using a device that simulates a mouse click.
    • Use Text Prediction. Use this option if you want the OSK to suggest words for you as you type so you don't need to type each complete word.


Windows 8.1

There are a few different kinds of keyboards. The most common is a physical, external keyboard that you plug into your PC.

Windows also has the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK), an Ease of Access tool. Use the OSK instead of a physical keyboard to move around your PC and enter text. You don’t need a touchscreen to use the OSK. The OSK displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys. Select keys using the mouse or another pointing device, or use a physical single key or group of keys to cycle through the keys on the screen.

To open the On-Screen Keyboard

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Search.)
  2. Enter On-Screen Keyboard in the search box, and then tap or click On-Screen Keyboard.

    A keyboard appears on the screen that can be used to move around your PC and enter text. The keyboard will remain on the screen until you close it.

To change how info is entered into the On-Screen Keyboard

With the OSK open, tap or click the OSK Options key, and then select the options you want:
    • Use click sound. Use this option if you want to hear a sound when you press a key.
    • Show keys to make it easier to move around the screen. Use this option if you want the keys to light up as you type.
    • Turn on numeric keypad. Use this option to expand the OSK to show a numeric keypad.
    • Click on keys. Use this mode if you prefer to click or tap the on-screen keys to enter text.
    • Hover over keys. Use this mode if you use a mouse or joystick to point to a key. The characters you point to are entered automatically when you point to them for a specified time.
    • Scan through keys. Use this mode if you want the OSK to continually scan the keyboard. Scan mode highlights areas where you can type keyboard characters by pressing a keyboard shortcut, using a switch input device, or using a device that simulates a mouse click.
    • Use Text Prediction. Use this option if you want the OSK to suggest words for you as you type so you don't need to type each complete word.


Windows 7

Instead of relying on the physical keyboard to type and enter data, you can use On-Screen Keyboard. On-Screen Keyboard displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys. You can select keys using the mouse or another pointing device, or you can use a single key or group of keys to cycle through the keys on the screen.

Watch this video to learn how to type without using the keyboard (1:21)

 

To type without using the keyboard

Open On-Screen Keyboard by clicking the Start button 

The Start button
, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking On-Screen Keyboard.

To change how information is entered into On-Screen Keyboard
To set On-Screen Keyboard to use audible clicks
To use a numeric key pad in On-Screen Keyboard
To enable text prediction in On-Screen Keyboard


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आलेख ID: 10762 - पिछली समीक्षा: 31/08/2016 - संशोधन: 22

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