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An Introduction To The Virtual Keyboard

By Sienna Donahue

Every day, technology is advancing and moving forward. It is forever scientifically evolving into the next greatest thing. It is becoming new and improved innovative tools to advance mankind’s standard of living. It is now possible to use a virtual keyboard on the computer screen rather than a conventional, separate keyboard.

The standard keyed board that you use daily to hunt and then peck at the letters is now obsolete. You use your mouse to find the letters on the virtual keyboard located on your computer screen.

People who wish to stop typing with their hands can now upgrade to the mouse and screen typing. Conventional keyboards often have issues with hardware failure due to the environmental damages caused by natural events such as liquid and dust exposure.

The onscreen keyboard relieves the owner from the wires that always get in the way and impede productivity but also the tedious cleaning that is a constant with the regular keyboard.

Available online are multiple types of onscreen keyboards. An example is the JavaScript keyboard and also the more well-known touch screen types.

Like many technologies in today’s world, there are several programs online that allow you to create your own onscreen keyboard program. Just like you would any of the other programs you download, once you have finished downloading the onscreen keyboard program, you would install and set it up yourself.

An array of input devices can be used with the virtual keyboard program that you can download yourself. Often, though, you might have to use the actual physical keyboard to set up the onscreen keyboard for these input devices.

In all programs, you will need a mouse to fully use the virtual keyboard onscreen. Another advancement that helps with this program is the laser technology that allows the user to work the keyboard with their head and eyes.

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Donahue, Sienna "An Introduction To The Virtual Keyboard." An Introduction To The Virtual Keyboard. 18 Jan. 2011. 7 Mar 2015 <>.

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