How to Use On Screen Keyboard in Windows XP

On Screen Keyboard is a software component that allows computer users to enter characters. On Screen Keyboard is also known by other name “Virtual Keyboards”. One a computer the purpose of On Screen Keyboard is to provide an alternate solution for users who are physically handicapped. Now then many banks login portal like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank ask for Virtual Keyboard login for secured login.

Microsoft Windows XP does includes inbuilt On Screen Keyboard for those who prefer to use mouse rather than keyboard for providing text and numbers.

How to Open On Screen Keyboard using Start Menu

On Screen Keyboard is loaded in accessories. The path for opening this is follows
1. Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility and then On Screen Keyboard.
On Screen Keyboard Through Start

2. On Screen Keyboard dialog box appears before your screen and you need to click on OK. Alternatively you can click on ‘Do not Show this message again‘ so that next time when you open On Screen Keyboard this will not popup again (skipped).On screen keyboard dialog box

3. Using On Screen Keyboard on your computer is just like using a normal keyboard and as you see below it does have a same look and arrangements as that of standard keyboard. To use SHIFT, CTRL and ALT keys you need to press it once and it will be higlighted until you press any other key. This is how you On Screen Keyboard interface looks like.

On Screen Keyboard

How to Change Typing Mode in On Screen Keyboard
Settings are available for changing the typing mode. You can choose from
Clicking Mode
Hovering Mode
Scanning Mode
To change typing mode you need to proceed to Settings and then on Typing Mode.

How to Change Typing Mode in On Screen Keyboard

Settings are available for changing the typing mode. You can choose from

  • Clicking Mode
  • Hovering Mode
  • Scanning Mode

To change typing mode you need to proceed to Settings and then on Typing Mode.

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