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OnScreen Keyboard opacity and shortcut

  1. #21


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    Ah ok, I thought you was meaning the phisical keyboard.

    Would be a bit useless assign a shortcut for launch the OSK when I'm using the OSK for press the shortcut... no?

    I've an Acer Iconia W501 (the version with Windows 7 as default OS, upgradable to Windows 8)

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  2. #22


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello David,

    The main problem is that the shortcut is to open the Touch Keyboard. It's a catch 22 since you can't press the required keys without the Touch Keyboard or OnScreen Keyboard already opened.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    Would be difficult to use a wireless keyboard while I'm walking. With one I hold the keyboard, with the other hand I hold the tablet, with another hand I tap on monitor and with another hand I write on wireless keyboard... oh wait, I've not 4 hands

    Why the built-in shortcut of microsoft doesn't work?
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  4. #24


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    64-bit Windows 10


    The shortcut doesn't work because you are unable to press the required key combinations as per the posts above.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    but the built-in shortcut is VolumeUp + Windows! And I've those keys!
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  6. #26


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're forgetting about having to also press the CTRL + ALT keys as outlined in the tutorial. That's why it's not going to work since you don't have a keyboard to be able to press them. You'll need to double click/tap on the shortcut to open it instead.

    Shortcuts - Assign a Keyboard Shortcut to in Windows 8
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  7. #27


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    No because if you take a look in Windows Settings > General you can find an option for assign to VolumeUp + Windows an action, and I've assigned the OSK.

    It doesn't require the Ctrl + Alt thing
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  8. #28


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Could you post some screenshots showing this, and what you have set for your desktop shortcut?
    In addition, since this is on a tablet, the Touch Keyboard should open automatically when you tap in a field where you have to enter text.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    I use a software that has the text fields not "standard".. they are not recognized as text fields and so the tabtip is not auto-opened.

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  10. #30


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I thought your were wanting to open the Touch Keyboard. That is for the On Screen Keyboard instead.

    So far, it looks like using a shortcut may be the only viable option to open either one you wanted.
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