As long as the physically challenged person can control a mouse, trackball, touch screen or other pointing device, this software keyboard allows you to send keystrokes to virtually any Windows application or DOS application that can run within a window. The Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard is a 32 bit application that requires Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista or later.
There are other onscreen virtual keyboards around but you'll find Click-N-Type the easiest to use for getting text into those uncooperative places like browser URL "Address:" fields, Email "To:" addresses, Email "Subject:" fields, dialog boxes like "Open" and "Save As...", and many other problematic applications. Try them all. You'll see they all work fine while typing into Notepad or WordPad, but when you attempt to do some real work, with all but the expensive ones, you'll get really annoyed really fast.
The Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard was designed with ease of use foremost in mind. Oh yes, it's FREE. If you need it, you can have it. I've seen too many people trying to make money off the disabled. Of course, if you'd like to drop Bridget a line at Click-N-Type@Lakefolks.com with any comments, I guess I couldn't stop you. If you do, we can keep you informed of any fixes and/or future enhancements.
Changelog for this release:
# Installation is Vista Friendly - No special actions or any form of Compatibility Mode are required for Click-N-Type, or any of its Add-ons, to be installed on Vista. They will automatically requestShieldElevated Permission to be Installed or uninstalled.
# Click-N-Type is designed to run on Vista from "Standard User" or "Administrator" accounts. - No form of Compatibility Mode is ever required. No special privileges are required to use Click-N-Type.
# No folder ever needs to be modified to give any user special access to it.
# ShieldAdministrative utilities that affect the "Click-N-Type experience" of other users, will ask the Vista User Account Control (UAC) to request Elevation of Privileges automatically.
# HTML Help - Vista no longer comes packaged with WinHelp. Click-N-Type now uses a new Help system that eliminates the need for you to download and install the separate Vista WinHelp package from Microsoft.
# Stays On-Top of Vista Sidebar - Click-N-Type cannot be hidden by the Vista Sidebar if "Always On Top" is set.
# Installing add-ons no longer cause Windows 7 to frighten you with a bogus "Possible Installation problem" message.
# The Portable version is now Windows 7 compatible.
# More workarounds to get around the Windows 7 Low Level Hooking bug.
# Now starts without focus. This allows you to run Click-N-Type, with full privileges on Windows 7 at Logon.