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DFMiller
11-06-2012, 09:29 PM
Yes this is on topic. ;-)
Looking for a virtual keyboard to use on my touchscreen in the shop.
I am sure other have found a good solution to this. Virtual keyboard with a touchpad would be cool.
Thanks
Dave

needlenose
11-06-2012, 10:47 PM
From the link below:

"...click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Accessibility, and then click On-Screen Keyboard. ".

Like finding a $20 in an old coat pocket. :-)


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/osk_overview.mspx?mfr=true

Danl
11-06-2012, 11:47 PM
From the link below:

"...click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Accessibility, and then click On-Screen Keyboard. ".

Like finding a $20 in an old coat pocket. :-)


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/osk_overview.mspx?mfr=true


Not quite sure how that would interact with the touchscreen..... would it still require the mouse to click?

Dan

legendboy
11-07-2012, 12:54 AM
My touch screen uses the mouse, maybe check your touch screen software settings and un hide it

Evan
11-07-2012, 01:18 AM
See here on how to upgrade Windows XP to Window XP Tablet PC for use with touch screens. It's from Microsoft and free.

http://micropctalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2656&highlight=Convert+tablet

caveBob
11-07-2012, 01:33 AM
Free Virtual Keyboard
http://www.freevirtualkeyboard.com/

...no association, just remembered it mentioned somewhere...

Evan
11-07-2012, 04:39 PM
To use that keyboard with XP and a touch screen you will need to upgrade XP to the Tablet XP version as I linked above.

legendboy
11-07-2012, 06:59 PM
can you post the model of your touchscreen?

normally touchscreens will work with any regular windows operating system

DFMiller
11-08-2012, 09:49 AM
Sure,
It's actually a Computer with a built in touchscreen.
Shuttle X50 V2. It started out as a CNC controller for Mach 3 with a Smoothstepper USB. Had to ditch the Smoothstepper due to EMI issues so now it's a shop computer. Also ordered the parallel port kit so it could be used for Mach 3 after the fact. When I bought it it was almost the same price but more available than a stand alone touch screen monitor.
Dave

legendboy
11-08-2012, 02:13 PM
ah i thought we were talking simple touch screen monitor, no idea on an all in one

probably what evan suggested