Windows 7 Ease of Access Features
The On-Screen program places a keyboard on the computers display and enables you to type with out using the physical keyboard.
1. To open the On-Screen Keyboard, first click on the Ease of Access Center icon on the Desktop.
2. On the window that opens, click on where it says Start On-Screen Keyboard.
3. After clicking on Start On-Screen, the On-Screen Keyboard shoul appear on your screen.
1. You can adjust several settings on the On-Screen Keyboard, to adjust its functionality to suit your needs and/or preferences. To access the menu to make these adjustments, you need to select the Options key on the On-Screen Keyboard.
2. Once you select the Options button, an options window will appear that will enable you to adjust several settings on how the On-Screen Keyboard works.
Optional Numeric Keypad
You can add an optional numeric keypad to the On-Screen keypad. To add this feature simply click on the box to the left of "Turn on numeric key pad," so that a check mark appears. A numeric keypad should now appear on the right-hand side of the On-Screen kepboard.
Controlling the Input Options on the On-Screen Keyboard
You can control how the On-Screen Keybord accepts input. There are three options: using mouse to click on the keys on the On-Screen Keyboard, by hovering over the desired key with the mouse pointer, or have the On-Screen keyboard scan through the keys.
The Scan through Keys feature enables you to select how you want to select the desired character when it is scanned over/highlighted. You can do this by clicking on the box to the left of the desired input so that a checkmark appears.
Note: For more information on how the Scan through keys feature works see below.
The Scan through Keys feature works by highlighting sections of the On-Screen keyboard in increasing smaller configurations until you are able to select the character you desired.
1. In the Scan through Keys mode, the On-Screen keyboard will begin by highlighting the different rows of the keyboard one at a time. When the row in which the desired character is highlighted, you select it by pushing the spacebar or mouse button (depending on how you configured the scan function, see above).
2. Once you have selected the proper row, the On-Screen will highlight a small selection of characters in that row (usually between 2 to 4 characters) one at a time. When the section in which the desired is highlight, select it.
3. Once you have selected the desired section, the On-Screen Keyboard will highlight the individual characters in that section one at a time. When the desired character is highlighted, select it.
To exit from On-Screen Keyboard, simply click on the X in the upper-right-hand corner of the on-screen keyboard. The keyboard should close.