How to open the On Screen Keyboard in Windows 10
3. Enter computer name in the username field
According to users, you can fix problems with network credentials by enteringthe name of the computer that you’re trying to access followed by theusername.For example, if the computer you’re trying to access is named Computer1 andyou have a user named Mike, you need to enter both computer name and the username in the user input field.In our example the user name field would be Computer1Mike. Bear in mind not toenter any slashes before the computer name.* * *
4. Use username and password to log in to Windows 10
Users reported that you can’t connect to other network computers if you don’tuse a username and password to log in.This limitation mostly affects users that log in to Windows 10 by using a PIN,therefore if you need to access and share files with others, you might want totemporarily stop using PIN code for login.If your PIN is not working properly, you can get to the bottom of the problemwith the help of this article.* * *
How to open the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10
The fastest way to open the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10 is to use aphysical keyboard. 🙂 Simultaneously press the Ctrl + Win + O keys, and thevirtual keyboard shows up on your Windows 10 screen.The On-Screen Keyboard from Windows 10Alternatively, you can also use the search field on your taskbar to look forthe On-Screen Keyboard.Searching for the virtual keyboard in Windows 10You can also access the On-Screen Keyboard from the Start Menu. Scroll untilyou get to the Windows Ease of Access folder and click On-Screen Keyboard.The On-Screen Keyboard shortcut from the Start MenuAnother relatively fast way of accessing the On-Screen Keyboard from Windows10 is to run the osk command. You can do it from the Run window (Win + R),Command Prompt, PowerShell, or even File Explorer.Running the osk command opens On-Screen KeyboardFinally, a slower yet reliable method to open the On-Screen Keyboard inWindows 10 is also made available by the Settings app. Open Settings, navigateto Ease of Access, select Keyboard on the left sidebar, and turn on the “Usethe On-Screen Keyboard” switch.Use the On-Screen Keyboard
How to open the On-Screen Keyboard from the sign-in screen of Windows 10
If you need to use the On-Screen Keyboard to log in to Windows 10, select theuser you want to log in with, and then press the Ease of Access logo from thebottom-right corner of the screen. A menu is shown with several options:select On-Screen Keyboard.Access On-Screen Keyboard on the Windows 10 sign-in screenThen you can use the On-Screen Keyboard.
How to use the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10
The On-Screen Keyboard is used by first opening the app or window you wish totype in. For example, you might open Notepad or your web browser of choice.Then, select with the mouse where you want to type, just like you normallywould if you were to use a physical keyboard. Make sure the blinking line orcursor that usually indicates where you will be typing in a given window is inplace.Selecting where to typeThen, simply maneuver the cursor over the On-Screen Keyboard’s keys and clickthem with the mouse. In the example below, the user would move the cursor withthe mouse to click the letters on the On-Screen Keyboard, replicating the lineabove it.Typing on the Windows 10 virtual keyboardThere are also options that allow you to press the keys by hovering over themwith the cursor: we will discuss how to turn this on later in the tutorial.Several options can be accessed by clicking on the Options key on the virtualkeyboard interface. This key is indicated in the screenshot below.On-Screen Keyboard Options
How to configure the On-Screen Keyboard
When you click the Options key on the virtual keyboard interface, a panel popsup with several options to customize the On-Screen Keyboard for your personaluse.If you check the box for “Use click sound” at the top of the Options panel,you should hear an audible clicking noise through your speakers when you clickkeys on the On-Screen Keyboard.The settings available for the Windows 10 On-Screen KeyboardThe next setting – “Show keys to make it easier to move around the screen” –shows a series of additional keys on the virtual keyboard that can be usefulin certain situations. Near the two columns with special buttons like Home orPgUp, you get a third column with the following controls: * Nav – minimizes the keyboard and displays one row with keys used to navigate the operating system: Tab, Enter, Space, Up, Down, etc. * Mv Up – moves the On-Screen Keyboard to the top side of the screen. * Mv Dn – moves the On-Screen Keyboard to the bottom side of the screen. * Dock – docks the On-Screen Keyboard to the bottom side of the screen. * Fade – makes the On-Screen Keyboard transparent. However, it remains in the background, and you can still use it.The “Turn on numeric key pad” box adds a data-entry style number pad to theright side of the virtual keyboard. This appears, as shown below.Special buttons on the Windows 10 virtual keyboardFor the numeric keypad to actually display numbers, you must click the NumLockkey as indicated in the example below.Numerical keys on the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10The default method for operating the On-Screen Keyboard is the “Click on keys”option. However, you can instead select “Hover over keys” if you’d prefer tooperate the keyboard by having the cursor hover over the keys you wish toclick. The “Scan through keys” option allows you to select letters by hittinga button of your choice as the computer scans through the available keys, rowby row, and then key by key. Both of these alternatives have scroll-bars thatallow you to customize how long you need to hover over a key or how quicklyyou scan through the keys.Options for how to type using On-Screen KeyboardIf you plan to use the On-Screen Keyboard often, you can set your computer tostart-up with the On-Screen Keyboard already activated once you log on. Thiscan be set up by clicking on the “Control whether the On-Screen Keyboardstarts when I sign in” link at the bottom of the Options panel.Control whether the On-Screen Keyboard starts when I sign inThis brings up a panel, at the top of which there’s a box that says “Use On-Screen Keyboard,” as indicated below. Check this box, and your computer willstart with the On-Screen Keyboard already opened for you.Use On-Screen Keyboard
How to use the text prediction with the On-Screen Keyboard
The predictive text function works a lot like similar functions featured onsmartphones. Check the “Use Text Prediction” setting in the options panel toactivate it. Note that this feature works only for English, French, Italian,German, and Spanish languages.Text prediction for On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10It is recommended that you also check the “Insert space after predicted words”option. It saves you additional time by automatically hitting the spacebar foryou after a word is predicted.As you type, the function suggests words that you might be typing at the topof the On-Screen Keyboard. If you see the word you are attempting to type,click it, and the program instantly completes the word for you. This can helpyou type words faster. For example, if you were typing the word “lazy,” thepredictive text function might catch on to this and provide the word at thetop of the On-Screen Keyboard as indicated below. Then, simply click on theword, and it automatically completes it for you.How text prediction works for On-Screen Keyboard
Do you use the Windows 10 virtual keyboard?
The On-Screen Keyboard is an alternative to using a physical keyboard to typeon a computer. If a user suffers from wrist problems or other factors thatkeep him or her from typing normally, this may be an answer to be able tocontinue typing. It is also a good fix if you do not have a functionalkeyboard hooked up to your machine. For other tutorials about tools that easeaccess to your Windows 10 computer, check the recommendations below.Application page of VB project properties – Visual Studio
Specifies the type of application to build. The values are different dependingon the project type. For example, for a Windows Forms App project, you canspecify Windows Forms Application, Class Library, Console Application, WindowsService, or Web Control Library.For a web application project, you must specify Class Library.For more information about the Application type property, see /target (VisualBasic). For information about how to access that property programmatically,see OutputType.
Startup form / Startup object / Startup URI
Specifies the application’s startup form or entry point.If Enable application framework is selected (the default), this list is titledStartup form and shows only forms because the application framework supportsonly startup forms, not objects.If the project is a WPF Browser Application, this list is titled Startup URI,and the default is Page1.xaml. The Startup URI list enables you to specify theuser interface resource (a XAML element) that the application displays whenthe application starts. For more information, see StartupUri.If Enable application framework is cleared, this list becomes Startup objectand shows both forms and classes or modules with a `Sub Main`.Startup object defines the entry point to be called when the applicationloads. Generally this is set to either the main form in your application or tothe `Sub Main` procedure that should run when the application starts. Becauseclass libraries do not have an entry point, their only option for thisproperty is (None). For more information, see /main. To access this propertyprogrammatically, see StartupObject.
Windows application framework properties
The following settings are available in the Windows application frameworkproperties section. These options are available only if the Enable applicationframework check box is selected.TipThe section following this one describes Windows application frameworkproperties settings specific to Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) apps.
Windows application framework properties for Windows Presentation
Foundation (WPF) appsThe following settings are available in the Windows application frameworkproperties section when the project is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)app. These options are available only if the Enable application frameworkcheck box is selected. The options listed in this table are available only forWPF or WPF browser applications. They are not available for WPF User Controlor Custom Control libraries.