Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

On Screen Keyboard

Want to use an on screen keyboard? Well it is this simple - Click on the start button and select run. Then type in osk in the box and click OK.

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scroll lock on mousepad get locked


Try: To toggle your scroll lock key:
  1. Click on the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Run.
  3. Type 'OSK' in the dialog box.
  4. Click on OK.
  5. The Microsoft on-screen keyboard will open. Notice that the slk, or scroll lock, key (located in the top row of the on-screen keyboard as shown below) is turned on.
  6. Click on slk (in the top row of the on-screen keyboard). This will toggle the state of the scroll lock key. Notice that the scroll lock key is no longer outlined in red. Scroll lock is now off.

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my pound sign comes up as # and my @ as "


Windows 7 or Windows Vista
  1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this imagevistastartbutton.jpg, type intl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Keyboards and Language tab, click Change keyboards.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Expand the language that you want. For example, expand French (Canada).
  5. Expand Keyboard list, click to select the English(United States) check box, and then click OK.
  6. In the options, click View Layout to compare the layout with the actual keyboard.
  7. In the Default input language list, click English(United States) - English(United States), and then click OK two times.
  8. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK. Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
  9. Click the Language bar, and then click English(United States).

Windows XP
  1. Click Start , type intl.cpl in the Run box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Languages tab, click Details.
  3. Under Installed services, click Add.
  4. In the Input language list, select the language that you want. For example, select French (Canada) .
  5. In the Keyboard layout/IME list, click English(United States), and then click OK .
  6. In the Select one of the installed input languages to use when you start your computer list, click English(United States) - English(United States), and then click OK.
  7. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK. Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
  8. Click the Language bar, and then click English(United States).

How to make sure that the selected layout matches the keyboard Windows 7 or Windows Vista
  1. Click Start, type osk in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Match the keyboard on the screen with the physical keyboard to make sure that the layout matches.
  3. To check the uppercase characters, click the shift key on the keyboard or on the screen, and match the characters printed on the keyboard.
Windows XP
  1. Click Start, type osk in the Run box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Match the keyboard on the screen with the physical keyboard to make sure that the layout matches.
  3. To check the uppercase characters, click the shift key on the keyboard or on the screen, and match the characters printed on the keyboard.

Jan 07, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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I have an old hp pavilion keyboard and it doesn't have an enter key. How do I enter something using the keyboard?


1. On the Start Button, Click on Run, In the command line type osk.exe and press ok button. (which starts on screen keyboard and when ever you require to press enter, click on the on screen enter button.
2. You can use a third party utility of on screen keyboard using that you click on enter with the help of mouse.

Sep 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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cann't unlock the scroll luck


Click Start>Run

Type osk in the box and press enter. (Note: osk stands foe On-Screen Keyboard.)

When the keyboard pops up click on SLK.

Exit the on screen keyboard.

Nov 12, 2008 | Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110

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how do i turn off scroll lock


One way is to click Start>Run. Type osk and click OK or press Enter.

When the On Screen Keyboard appears, click on the SLK key. Presto!

Kind of a pain, but at least you can do it.

Also reading another forum that suggests hitting the Fn+Pause/Break keys.

Note: You can also get to the On Screen Keyboard by going to Start>All Programs>Accessories>Accessibilty>On-screen Keyboard, but doing the Run>osk is quicker.

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