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How to Turn On or Off On-Screen Keyboard Click Sound in Windows


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Instead of relying on the physical keyboard to type and enter data, you can use On-Screen Keyboard. On-Screen Keyboard displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys. You can select keys using the mouse or another pointing device, or you can use a single key or group of keys to cycle through the keys on the screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to have the On-Screen Keyboard make an audible click sound when a key is pressed in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Note   Note
This does not affect the Touch Keyboard in Windows 8.





On-Screen Keyboard Click Sound - Turn On or Off in Windows OPTION ONE On-Screen Keyboard Click Sound - Turn On or Off in Windows
Turn On or Off On-Screen Keyboard Click Sound in On-Screen Keyboard

1. While you have the On-Screen Keyboard (osk.exe) open, do step 2 or 3 below.

2. In Vista, click on Settings (menu bar), and click on Use Click Sound to toggle it on (checked) or off (unchecked).

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3. In Windows 7 and Windows 8, click on the Options key. In Options, check (turn on) or uncheck (turn off) Use click sound, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

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On-Screen Keyboard Click Sound - Turn On or Off in Windows OPTION TWO On-Screen Keyboard Click Sound - Turn On or Off in Windows
Turn On or Off On-Screen Keyboard Click Sound in Registry Editor

Note   Note
The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Osk

ClickSound DWORD

0 = Turn off click sound
1 = Turn on click sound


1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. Turn On to Play Click Sound as you Type on On-Screen Keyboard
NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.


Turn_On_On-Screen_Keyboard_Click_Sound.reg

download


3. Turn Off to Play Click Sound as you Type on On-Screen Keyboard

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.


Turn_Off_On-Screen_Keyboard_Click_Sound.reg

download


4. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




That's it,
Shawn