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Windows 7: Onscreen Keyboard on Logon Screen

29 Apr 2010   #1
Cyberian75

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Onscreen Keyboard on Logon Screen

Hello,

Is there a way to automatically load the onscreen keyboard on the logon screen?

Thanks!

Michael


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29 Apr 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try this.

1. Go to All Programs > Accessories > Ease of access > right click on OnScreen keyboard > SendTo Desktop. That gives you a shortcut on the desktop.
2. Start > type shell:startup > hit Enter. Now drag the shortcut from 1. into the startup folder. Close the folder.

Theoretically the OnScreen keyboard should be started when you load Win7. Have not tried it yet with the keyboard, but with many other applications that always worked.

PS: just tried it out. It works.
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30 Apr 2010   #3
Cyberian75

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

It doesn't work for me.

Does it appear BEFORE you logon?
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30 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't know. I have an automatic logon. But I doubt it. Just try it.
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30 Apr 2010   #5
Cyberian75

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Well, it doesn't work for me.
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30 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cyberian75 View Post
Well, it doesn't work for me.
What does not work?
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30 Apr 2010   #7
Cyberian75

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

It doesn't load ON the logon screen automatically.
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30 Apr 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That will be difficult to achieve because you need the startup programs (which are the first to load). But for that you have to be logged on.
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