Saturday, September 7, 2013

Learn To Use Windows XP Without The Keyboard

Sometimes you will face a terrible situation while using your computer; the keyboard may not work and you will not be able to even login to your system if you have protected your system with a login password. However, there is no need to worry if you find yourself in this position as you can use your system with the help of the on-screen virtual keyboard present in the Windows XP OS. The Windows XP support instructions given below will help you to launch the virtual keyboard.

  • To launch the onscreen keyboard, click on the Start button, then move your cursor to All Programs, and then move to Accessories under which you need to click on the Accessibility tab that shows a dropdown. Select On-screen Keyboard.
  • Now the Keyboard menu appears, you can select the type of Keyboard that you want to use- an enhanced keyboard or a standard keyboard. There is also an option for selecting the layout of the keyboard, you can either select a regular or block layout. You can also select the number of keys to be present in the keyboard.
  • From the Settings menu, select your preferences for the Keyboard, like where you would like to have it positioned. Selecting the option Always on Top is the best option and is the default setting.
  • You can also choose to have a sound to be produced for each keystroke on the keyboard. You can also select the options from any of the three given here- Click to Select, Hover to Select or Use Joystick to Select. You can also select the type of font of the displayed keys.
  • To test the keyboard; launch a program of your choice to which you want to enter the text.
  • Familiarize with the virtual keyboard by moving the mouse over it and enter the text.
  • To type in the capital letters, click on the “Shft” key in the virtual keyboard. If you make any mistakes while typing, click on the “Bksp” button to delete the word or you can alternatively delete the word by selecting the word you wish to delete and then clicking on the “Del” key. 
  • You can also enter these words to the search field in a search engine. 
  • To enter numerals, make sure that you click on the “nlk” button on the keyboard with your mouse. 

If you wish to get any more details on the On-screen virtual keyboard, you can get all the help you need from the Windows XP support web page.

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