Windows 7 to include improved on-screen keyboard

December 17th, 2008

Windows 7 OSKHurray! The up-coming new version of Windows (Windows 7) will include an improved version of the existing, free on-screen keyboard found in Windows XP. I haven’t personally seen it yet but I have heard that it is now:

  • Completely resizable
  • Has a ‘refreshed’ modern look
  • Has built-in prediction
  • Supports switch scanning access

If anyone has a beta copy of Windows 7 then I’d appreciate some feedback on the new Windows 7 OSK. When I get my copy I’ll be sure to update this post

Apparently the new Windows 7 operating system is expected to ship before Christmas 2009. What’s more it’ll run on most computers that are currently capable of running Windows Vista and possibly even a little faster.


DOSKEdit: Just thought I’d quickly add that it is possible to resize the Windows XP on-screen keyboard using my free little utility that will also dock it up against any program to avoid overlapping.

Download DOSK for free!

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2 Comments

  • 1. Caleb  |  January 16th, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Windows 7′s On-Screen Keybaord is indeed changed, but not necessarily for the better. I have one problem with it. It excludes the num pad!

  • 2. John  |  March 5th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    In Win 7 beta, the program looses the ability to hold extended keys down, like shift, Alt, and Control.
    Essentially useless for key combinations without a bug fix.

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