On-Screen Keyboard in Windows XP
You may not realize that Windows XP comes with a rather cool virtual keyboard that you can operate with your mouse. When you start the On-Screen Keyboard a graphical representation of a keyboard is loaded as a separate window.
To type with the virtual keyboard, you simply click the corresponding key with your mouse. This feature is mainly intended as an accessibility option. The On-Screen Keyboard allows people with mobility impairments to type using a mouse or joystick in place of a standard keyboard.
To access the On-Screen Keyboard:
- Open the document that you want to type into.
- Click “Start” and then click “Run”.
Input “OSK” (without the quotes) in to the Run box and then click “OK”.
- The virtual keyboard should load.
You may never have a pressing need to use the On-Screen Keyboard. However, its good to know its there.