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Create a Desktop Shortcut for the OnScreen Keyboard

Posted By Kevin On April 6, 2011 @ 4:00 PM In Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks | Comments Disabled

Annie from Texas asks:

Is there a way to send a shortcut to the desktop for the On-screen keyboard?

Thanks for the question Annie and, yes there is. For those not familiar with the Windows onscreen keyboard it’s, as the name states, a keyboard that appears on the computer screen. Typing is done by tapping onscreen characters with the mouse.

To create the shortcut, right click on an empty spot on the desktop. From the menu, select New and Shortcut.

In the Create Shortcut dialog box, type (or copy and paste) the following:

C:\Windows\System32\osk.exe

After you click Next, you’ll be asked to name your shortcut. I cleverly named mine OnScreen Keyboard. When I’m at work, I just let my imagination run wild.

And there you have it. For even easier access, you can move the shortcut to your Taskbar.

~Kevin


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