Thursday, December 7, 2017

New version of on-screen keyboard 9.0 has been released

We are pleased to present a significantly improved version of our on-screen keyboard.

Changes in this version:

  • New design and new icons.
  • New styles have been added: Windows 10, Colored, Android. Order of styles has been changed.
  • Improved: The window for selecting the type of keyboard has been improved.
  • Improved: Almost all on-screen keyboards have been improved.
  • Improved support of High DPI Displays on devices like Microsoft Surface, when "Size of text, apps, and other items" is more than 200%.
  • Improved: The "Auto Hide" button has been replaced with the "Settings" button.
  • Improved: The "Close" button and the caption have been increased for large screen resolutions.
  • New keyboard types: MiniTouch, KioskWeb, KioskSpecial
  • Improved: Many settings have been moved to new places.
  • New section "Show/Hide" for the on-screen keyboard has been added.
  • New "Show only when you click or tap a text box" setting has been added.
  • New "Use all uppercase letters when I double-tap Shift" setting has been added.
  • Improved: "Set capital after" setting has been replaced by "Capitalize the first letter of each sentence" setting. Now this setting can recognize empty input field. The work in the Spanish language has been improved.
  • New "End state" setting for "Auto Hide" feature has been added.
  • New: "Hide the on-screen keyboard when typing on a physical keyboard" setting now hides the keyboard when you attach "Cover Keyboard". If your attachable keyboard doesn't hide the on-screen keyboard, please contact our support team.
  • New: Now you can use and tags for "Open URL" and "Run program" actions. For example: https://translate.google.com/#fr/en/
  • New "Working In Background" kind of option "Type of URL opening" has been added for "Open URL" action.
  • New folder with Gamepads for computer games has been created. All rarely used keyboards have been moved to the "Outdated" folder.
  • You can add and remove Outdated keyboards and Gamepads from the keyboard list using the menu items in the keyboard selection window.
  • Improved: Sounds "Quiet" has been improved and refined.
  • Improved: The operation of the on-screen keyboard with various combinations of settings has been thoroughly refined.
  • Improved: The switching of the input language has been improved.
  • Improved: The UWP app definition in Windows 10 to create dependencies has been improved.
  • Improved: New options have been added to the Dependencies setting.
  • Improved: "Word Autocomplete" setting has been renamed to "Text Suggestions". "Text Suggestions" feature has been improved.
  • New "Align Text Left" setting for the Text Suggestions.
  • Improved: If a word is not found, the Text Suggestions window is highlighted in color.
  • Improved: Blinking the "Text suggestions" window has been removed.
  • Improved: The Docking function now works faster.
  • Improved: The on-screen keyboard stores position for every screen resolution.
  • New action for a click on the system tray icon: "Turn On / Turn Off"
  • Improved: Five keys work like character keys: 0088=",;", 0089=".:", 008A="?!", 008B="-@", 008C="@-".
  • Improved: Now key combinations like Fn+1 work correctly with Ctrl, Alt and Shift control keys. For example: Fn+Alt+4 => Alt+F4.
  • Improved "Show the on-screen keyboard next to the text entry area" setting. If two monitors are connected and the text cursor is not defined, the keyboard will appear next to the mouse cursor.
  • Improved stability of the program on slow computers.
  • Improved some shortcut icons.
  • Improved: "Advanced keyboard settings" window changed by "Expert" window. All extended settings have been moved to Expert window.
  • Improved: "Repeat delay" and "Repeat rate" settings have been moved to the Expert window.
  • New expert settings have been added:
    1. Highlight the keys on the on-screen keyboard when you lift your finger,
    2. Show hieroglyphs for Asian languages on keys,
    3. Temporarily hide the keyboard when a system window is visible in Windows 8 and above,
    4. Temporarily hide the keyboard when the Start Menu is visible in Windows 10,
    5. Hide the keyboard when you swipe it down,
    6. Maximum number of lines in the Text Suggestions.
  • New Javascript functions have been added: "Move to center", "Capitalize the first letter".
  • Fixed: Now the clipboard manager is displayed next to the text cursor when necessary.
  • Fixed: Now the clipboard manager is hidden on the login screen in Windows 10.
  • Fixed problems when typing using a stylus in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709).
  • Fixed an issue with the Text Suggestions window in WhatsApp software.
  • Fixed an issue with computer restart.
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements.

Monday, January 27, 2014

New version of on-screen keyboard 7.1 has been released

Changes in this version:

  • Improved DPI Scaling support.
  • Improved application icons.
  • New large icons have been added.
  • New keyboard type: TouchScreenWin8.
  • New: option "Color" for keys has been added: Picture/Color...
  • NewNew ability to set the font of the key label has been added.
  • Improved: New versions of extensions for Firefox and Chrome have been released.
  • New command "MoveTo X,Y" has been added for JavaScript functions.
  • Improved: You can combine the calls in JavaScript functions: document.title = SavedTitle + " - HVKeyboard Name Mini - HVKeyboard MoveTo 100,10 - HVKeyboard Show";
  • Improved: The zoom of the keyboard changes when you change the keyboard type. The zoom depends on the screen resolution.
  • Improved: Keyboard always provides visual feedback when you touch a key.
  • Fixed: The bug that occurred when you touch one key with two fingers.
  • Fixed: Issue with incorrect text cursor detection in 64-bit systems.
  • Fixed: Sometimes a blank button appears in the taskbar.
  • Fixed: The repeat key settings don't work right when you touch the key with Korean language.
  • Fixed: Sometimes the keyboard appears briefly even though you launch the process with the /HIDEKEYBOARD command line parameter.
  • Fixed: Sometimes keys stay pressed when the PC wakes up from sleep mode.
  • Fixed: Issue with saving labels of keys in Unicode.
  • General fixes and various minor improvements.

Monday, November 7, 2011

New version of on-screen keyboard 5.1 has been released

Changes in this version:

  • New: Support for Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Traditional layouts has been added.
  • New: Two keyboard types: SkinFlat, TwoSides2. (Pro Edition)
  • New: "Exceptions" for Word Autocomplete function. Whenever any of the specified programs becomes active, Word Autocomplete turns off. (Pro Edition)
  • New: Command line parameters /TURNON and /TURNOFF have been added. Now you can turn on and off the program with a command line parameter.
  • Improved: Monitoring of most-top windows (their overlap of the on-screen keyboard) has been added.
  • Improved: The launch of several instances of the program with the command line parameter /M has been improved.
  • Improved: When AutoClick for the on-screen keyboard is turned on, the same auto-click also works for the floating icons.
  • Fixed: When highlighting text in Internet Explorer, sometimes the on-screen keyboard disappeared.
  • Fixed: Issue with incorrect tooltip for option "Show a tip over a pressed character key" when Unicode used. (Pro Edition)
  • Some other bugfixes and improvements.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Comfort On-Screen Keyboard Pro 5.0 has been released

Changes in version 5.0:

  • Added new on-screen keyboard settings:
  • Added new "Typing aid" parameters for the on-screen keyboard:
  • Added an ability to control the on-screen keyboard from HTML in FireFox, Chrome and Opera.
  • Added a new function: "Install FireFox (Chrome, Opera) Extension".
  • Added an ability to set borders for the picture on the key.
  • Added a new "Security" group:
  • Added an ability to change key descriptions in the keyboard editing mode.
  • Added a new setting for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Vista: "Show an on-screen keyboard before logon".
  • When using an on-screen keyboard with a touch screen, the arrow keys work as a D-pad.
  • Added Undo and Redo buttons to the on-screen keyboard editing form.
  • Improved compatibility with Internet Explorer 9 and WPF applications.
  • Fixed toolbar flickering on the taskbar.
  • Fixed bugs that occurred if no explorer.exe process was found.
  • Fixed a bug in the autocomplete feature for some languages.
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New version Comfort On-Screen Keyboard 4.3 released.


Changes in version 4.3:

  • Added a toolbar for launching the on-screen keyboard.
  • Added a new parameter "Show the program toolbar in the taskbar".
  • Added new keyboard types: SkinWin7, SkinMulticolor, SkinWhite, MiniDemo, TwoSides.
  • Added new options for assigning images to each key of the on-screen keyboard: separate images for different key states, a separate font color for each key state, "Draw a border around a key", "Resize with a key", "Fit by width and height".
  • Added a new parameter for the on-screen keyboard: "When I enter a password don't show which keys are tapped".
  • Enhanced the large icons on the multimedia keys of the on-screen keyboard.
  • Words entered by users are now recorded in UTF-8.
  • Added a new command line parameter /RESTORE.
  • Added large flag images (32x32) for the language bar and the on-screen keyboard.
  • Added the display of the flag and a "Show label" setting for the custom view of the language bar. The size of the flag depends on the size of the language bar (16x16 or 32x32).
  • Close and Auto Hide buttons have a new style now.
  • Added an ability to launch Microsoft's on-screen keyboard in the keyboard editing and icon management windows.
  • When working with the word autocomplete function enabled, "-" and "&" characters do not trigger automatic word completion.
  • Added the display of the keyboard layout when dead keys are pressed (for German, French and other languages).
  • The Office2003 theme has been replaced with the Aqua theme.
  • Added a new parameter in the "Keys" section: "Labels on system keys depend on the currently selected input language".
  • Added a new parameter in the "Keys" section: "Show the state of Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock keys".
  • Added an ability to configure the list of keyboards in the "Activate the next keyboard type" action settings.
  • Added an ability to remove the word directly from the autocompletion list by highlighting the unnecessary word and then pressing Delete key.
  • Added a new parameter for the word autocomplete function: "Do not show words with 1 character remaining".
  • Added a new parameter for the word autocomplete function: "Show as a set of buttons next to the on-screen keyboard".
  • Added new interface languages: Byelorussian, Croatian.

Friday, November 14, 2008

What is on-screen keyboard?

Comfort On–Screen Keyboard is an utility that displays a virtual keyboard on the computer screen that allows people to type data by using a pointing device. Comfort On–Screen Keyboard can also help people who do not know how to type.

Comfort On–screen Keyboard has two typing modes you can use to type data:
• In clicking mode, you can select the on-screen keys to type text.
• In scanning mode, on-screen keyboard continually scans the keyboard and highlights areas where you can type keyboard characters by pressing a hot key or by using a switch–input device.

In Comfort On–Screen Keyboard you can also:
• Specify the position of keys on the keyboard and their number, keyboard dimensions, the interface color and even the skin to be used.
• Display the keyboard that best matches your mood, desktop background or device type.
• Use Click Sound to add an audible click when you select a key.
• Use the mouse gestures to simplify the input of capital letters, spaces and enables you to delete the last character with a single stroke of the mouse cursor.

The virtual keyboard displays shortcuts and icons of popular application right on its keys, so you won’t have any problems finding the right hotkey.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

On-screen keyboard for a wide range of purposes

Comfort Software Group proudly announces the release of Comfort On-Screen Keyboard, a powerful on-screen keyboard application for a wide range of users. The software displays a unique virtual keyboard on the screen and enables you to use the mouse cursor or the touch screen to type text in any available language. The rich functionality and ergonomics of Comfort On-Screen Keyboard will be especially appreciated by the owners of ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), tablet PCs and e-kiosk creators, as it provides an easy way or facilitating user input and making it more efficient.

Comfort On-Screen Keyboard supports all the keys found on regular keyboards, but also possesses a number of distinct advantages. Support of mouse gestures simplifies the input of capital letters, spaces and enables you to delete the last character with a single stroke of the mouse cursor. The auto-repeat function repeats the input of a character when the key is pressed and held down. The virtual keyboard displays shortcuts and icons of popular application right on its keys, so you won’t have any problems finding the right hotkey. This is more, when you switch to any language installed in the system, the keyboard will immediately display its characters on the keys, which provides you with a plethora of virtual keyboards to choose from. Flexibility and a multitude of customization options are some of the greatest advantages of Comfort On-Screen Keyboard – you can specify the position of keys on the keyboard and their number, keyboard dimensions, the interface color and even the skin to be used. The software comes with a number of templates, so you can choose the one that best matches your mood, desktop background or device type. Not only does this virtual keyboard give you an opportunity to type characters with your mouse cursor, but can also be used as an aide while learning to touch-type. Whenever you press a key on your real keyboard, the corresponding virtual key is highlighted on the screen, which makes it easier to adjust your typing and identify your weak areas and the most problematic keys. Finally, Comfort On-Screen Keyboard features an auto-complete function, which acts similarly to the predictive typing function in your cell phone. Just start typing a word and the software will make an educated guess about the rest of the word. Once you have some experience with this feature, you will be able to save plenty of time by letting the program complete words for you.

The bottom line is simple – you are very unlikely to find a more functional, elegant and useful on-screen keyboard tool anywhere else. Get it, install it on your home PC, your UMPC, corporate tablet PC or even an e-kiosk, tailor it to you needs and enjoy fast and hassle-free multi-language input!
Web site: http://www.comfort-software.com/on-screen-keyboard.html