Thursday, March 5, 2020

New version of on-screen keyboard 9.2 has been released

Changes in this version:

  • New "Windows Light" style has been added. The "Windows 10" style has been renamed to "Windows Dark". Some styles have been slightly modified.
  • New ability to select a zoom from 100% to 800% in the keyboard edit window has been added.
  • New keyboard shortcut icons for Windows 10 have been added.
  • New command line parameter /EVENTLOG has been added. It instructs the application to create different log files for every startup.
  • Improved: The "Windows 10 style" setting has been changed by "Rounded corners" setting. The rounding of the keys increases according to the zooming of the keyboard.
  • Improved: The "Shift+Key" action has been added to the swipe down gesture.
  • Improved: The "Temporarily hide the keyboard when a system window is visible in Windows 8 and above" setting is not set by default.
  • Fixed issue with double letter entry when typing with fingers on the screen.
  • Fixed some memory leaks.
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

New version of on-screen keyboard 9.1 has been released

Changes in this version:

  • New: Japanese interface language has been added. Almost all user interface languages have been improved.
  • New: The Ctrl+Backspace hotkey has been added to the Text Suggestion window, which allows you to delete the last added word.
  • New: An additional key automatically appears next to the left Shift key for the on-screen keyboard, if the additional key is present in the language layout. The extra keyboard files have been removed.
  • New: The right Shift key of the on-screen keyboard now displays a special label for the Chinese layout.
  • New: The necessity of double clicking for the right Shift key has been removed for the Chinese layout.
  • New: Turning on the Caps Lock with the right Shift key has been removed for the Chinese layout.
  • New: Additional keys now appear next to the space bar for Korean and Japanese.
  • New expert settings have been added:
    • Hold down the key when it's double-clicked
    • Show enlarged icons on the on-screen keyboard, if possible
    • Hide the keyboard when this device is found
    • Move the mouse after clicking the floating icon
  • Improved: Expert settings have been divided into groups.
  • Improved: Support for English dictionaries has been added to Korean, Chinese and Japanese.
  • Improved: The label on the Enter key is now different when Chinese Simplified is active.
  • Improved: The function of displaying hieroglyphs next to the Latin letters on the on-screen keyboard has been improved.
  • Improved: For console applications, the on-screen keyboard now always appears if the "Show the keyboard when the text cursor is visible" option is set.
  • Improved: The label on the AltGr key now depends on the input language.
  • Improved: When you switch the on-screen keyboard, its location does not change.
  • Improved: A wider border for the keys is drawn if the screen scale exceeds 200%.
  • Improved: An additional check has been added that prohibits the launch of multiple instances of the program.
  • Improved: The ability to create a new keyboard or delete a keyboard has been added to the keyboard selection window.
  • Fixed: After adding a new keyboard, it now appears in the list of keyboards for selection.
  • Fixed: Now the context menu does not appear for the floating icon and the floating window if the AccessDenied option is activated.
  • Fixed issues when typing in Windows 10 using a stylus.
  • Fixed: The touchscreen is now detected, even if the system only has single-touch touchscreen.
  • Fixed: Some issues with the Text Suggestions window have been fixed.
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements.

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:
  • 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.