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On-Screen Keyboard (OSK)
Using the Keyboard
OSK displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys. While it is up, you can select keys using the mouse or any other pointing device, or you can use a single assigned physical key to cycle through the virtual keys on the screen.
Some of the features of the On-Screen Keyboard include
- Predictive Text
- Adjustable Input Options
- Adjustable Key Font/Size
- Sound Cue for Clicked Keys
Windows 7 Onscreen Keyboard: An overview
The OSK can be useful in many situations, however its most important function is as a tool for students or other users who may not have the manual dexterity to effectively use a physical keyboard. The OSK requires only the ability to manipulate a mouse or a single keystroke, and the predictive text feature can speed up typing time significantly.