On-Screen Keyboard is HUGE!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by LuLu, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. LuLu

    LuLu Guest

    I've tried everything to try to reduce my on-screen KB to it's default size,
    including 'system restore (4 times), which failed for some reason, shutting
    the whole thing off, restarts, etc. I have no idea what I did & it currently
    falls off the 18" x 20" screen so that I can hardly find the menu to 'exit'!
    Please, anyone have any idea? Thanks, much appreciated...
    LuLu, Dec 21, 2009
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  2. LuLu

    Guest Guest

    What happens when you open a card game in Windows?
    Guest, Dec 22, 2009
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  3. LuLu

    Bob Guest

    Since you "tried everything" there is nothing else to do.
    Bob, Dec 25, 2009
  4. LuLu

    Questor Guest

    There is a good chance you default window has been changed. Try going
    to the program itself under Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Ease
    of Access and RIGHT-click 'on screen keyboard' to get to it's Properties

    Once there, check the drop-down list for "Run: " and see if it has
    changed from 'Normal Window' to 'Maximized'. If it has, then change it
    back to normal.

    You should also be able to double-click the very top title bar of the
    window and reduce it back to normal size.


    Questor, Dec 25, 2009
  5. LuLu

    Bob Guest

    The OP already tried that.

    Bob, Dec 26, 2009
  6. LuLu

    LuLu Guest

    Thank you, Questor, for your suggestions. I checked the default window and
    that was never changed - still reads "Normal". I cannot click on the title
    bar since it is off the screen. I can't grab it to move it in any way. I
    barely can hover over the drop down menus in order to exit & get rid of it.

    Card games open normal size. (What is an "OP"?)

    I appreciate the time you took to reply with some constructive suggestions.
    I did not consciously do anything to change or maximize this KB and I would
    not play around with something unless I was pretty sure I knew what I was
    doing. Do you have any other ideas on how to fix this? Thanks.
    LuLu, Jan 17, 2010
  7. LuLu

    Questor Guest

    Not really. The help panel for the OSK (on-screen keyboard) gives this
    web site as a reference:


    A further link on this page produces the web site of the actual


    Note that this is the full version and is PAYWARE. However, there is a
    Customer Service and a Contact Us link on that page. Maybe someone
    there could help you.

    I checked my version of OSK and see that it is NOT sizeable. Yoiu get
    whatever size it comes up as. This means that somehow your version has
    become corrupted I would guess.

    See if the creators can help you.

    "OP" generally refers to the Original Post or the Original Poster.


    Questor, Jan 17, 2010
  8. LuLu

    LuLu Guest

    Once again, thank you, Questor. I am so disgusted with Vista and all its
    inherent problems - unresponsive regular keyboard; inability to print from
    the Internet directly into Works or Word; freezing up for no reason ALL THE
    TIME; unable to associate files; mystery after mystery. I am not equipped or
    savvy enough to deal with this and will try to figure out a way to install
    Windows XP or buy a new PC with Win 7 after all the bugs are worked out on
    that package. I'll take a look at the web sites you mention but I'm sure
    it's over my head. I certainly do not intend to pay for anything more in
    connection with this. I already bought a new hard keyboard and still have
    typing problems . MS should compensate us poor slobs with limited
    LuLu, Jan 17, 2010
  9. LuLu

    LuLu Guest

    I hate Vista

    LuLu, Jan 18, 2010
  10. LuLu

    Bob Guest


    Bob, Jan 22, 2010
  11. LuLu

    Questor Guest

    Is that the Royal "We" or are you trying to include me in your statement?

    Questor, Jan 22, 2010
  12. LuLu

    Bob Guest

    "W" is "Who" not "We"

    Bob, Jan 22, 2010
  13. LuLu

    LuLu Guest

    Well, for the uninitiated, Bob, if "W" is "Who", then what is "G" "A" & "F
    "? Oh, wait! I think I get it now. Duh. Very Nice... So nice to know there
    are some actual helpful people out there among the FAs. My OSKB is still
    corrupted, thank you MS for all your support. Much thanks to Questor for
    legitmate assisstance - I refused to purchase the full version and will learn
    to do without until my next new PC. One would think that if MS is including
    an app they should at least provide some support. Apple is looking better &
    LuLu, Feb 20, 2010
  14. LuLu

    Questor Guest

    The manufacturer's website or their support couldn't help you? Shame on


    Questor, Feb 20, 2010
  15. LuLu

    Bob Guest

    Who Gives A F**k.

    Bob, Feb 21, 2010
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