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So inspired by Smartmom's thread on Keyboard Shortcuts. I thought I start a thread on want to do when your keyboard dies and you can't get a new one right away.

In case you decided to take out all your buttons to clean your keyboard and in the end find it not working (totally didn't do this) , this is what you can do:

Click Start>All Programs>Accessibility>On-Screen Keyboard

Presto! You can start using the on-screen keyboard. The On-Screen Keyboard window will stay on top of all others, so you can use it to type where necessary:

To exit out the On-Screen keyboard, you can just click X whenever you choose to.

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Re: On-Screen Keyboard
WOW!! You so rock! Rock On Never had a clue! Ya know cause I've never ever taken apart my keyboard to clean it either and had no use of a space bar when finished (that'd just be plain dumb) Whistling


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Re: On-Screen Keyboard

had no idea about this! thanks Phoenix!!

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Re: On-Screen Keyboard

Ohhhhhhhhhhh very cool! Ok I went to looking and I have Vista (64bit but I dont think that matters) and its a little different to fine it:

All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access > On Screen Keyboard

once you find it the keyboard looks the same as above...very cool and one to remember should I ever need it.

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Yeah good catch SM, I use Vista at home. I totally forgot that it might be different to access the keyboard from vista.
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Re: On-Screen Keyboard

I had a look at this and noticed that it is not installed on my PC.
Perhaps I never need it but I know I will be very upset with myself if I actually
do need it one day and have not installed it Loser So if I can figure out where to install
it from I will do it.

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Re: On-Screen Keyboard
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So if I can figure out where to install it from I will do it.

Well I found it under the utilities screen ( Windows Key + U ) so it is installed.
Still not sure how to fire it up without a keyboard Confused

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Re: On-Screen Keyboard
PowerLord wrote:

Still not sure how to fire it up without a keyboard Confused

Well seems like I am having a monologue here Big Grin
I don't see the utilities Manager anywhere on my menus but I have found it executables

C:\WINDOWS\system32\utilman.exe -> Utilities Manages
C:\WINDOWS\system32\osk.exe -> On Screen Keyboard

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Which Microsoft version are you running?
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