This tutorial is all about how to enable or disable Virtual Keyboard in Windows 7. Virtual keyboard is also termed as On-Screen Keyboard, used to enter the input, with an ease, directly through the pointing device.
Sometimes your fingers need to be relaxed while working continuously during the whole day, so that you may not feel tired. This keyboard has all the standard keys, that you can use whenever you want.
Steps to Enable/Disable Virtual Keyboard in Windows 7
Method 1 of 1:
Step 1: Go to “start” button and search for “Ease of Access Center” , once found, click on it. Alternatively, you can open it by pressing “Windows key + U”.
Step 2: Under “Explore all settings”, click on “Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard”.
Step 3: Put check on “Use On-Screen Keyboard” to enable the virtual keyboard, so that you can give input to the computer using any pointing device such as mouse, trackball, joystick, etc.
Then click on “Apply”.
Step 4: To disable the virtual keyboard, you need to uncheck on “Use On-Screen Keyboard”. Thereafter, you can use a normal keyboard.
Click on “Apply” button to make the changes.
Method 2 of 2:
On-Screen Keyboard is abbreviated as “osk”. Here “osk.exe” refers to the executable file. You can directly access it, in just two steps, but firstly you need to check whether this file exist in “C:\Windows\System32” location or not. You will need to do this to ensure that the file you are executing is not a malware. And if you”ll execute it, the computer system will be prone to the risk.
Step 1: Click on “Start” button and type “osk” on the search bar. You”ll see “osk.exe” file, click on it, to directly open the virtual keyboard.
Step 2: As soon as you click on it, you will see the “Virtual Keyboard” on your screen.
You may try these steps in Windows Vista and Windows 8, however some of the locations may vary, but it’s not tricky to sort that out.