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Using The On-Screen Keyboard In Windows XP!
 
An on-screen keyboard is built into Windows XP. It is handy if you have mobility impairments, or if your keyboard goes down.
 
First, make a shortcut icon on your desktop for the onscreen keyboard. Right-click the desktop background, point to New, and then click Shortcut. Type OSK and click Next. Type a name for this shortcut (Osk or Onscreen Keyboard) and then click Finish.
 
In the window for On-Screen Keyboard, click Settings, then Typing Mode. There are three modes you can use to type data. The default is Click to select; click on screen keys to type. Try Hover to select where you use a mouse or joystick to point to a key, which is then typed. There is a scanning mode called Joystick or key to select; you press a hot key or use a switch-input device to type highlighted characters.
 
Click Keyboard on the Menu bar to select from various types. Open Notepad or Wordpad and experiment with the XP onscreen keyboard.

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