Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:49 am Post subject: Hot Virtual Keyboard
Hot Virtual Keyboard makes previous-generation on-screen keyboards look ancient. Type faster with configurable mouse gestures, launch programs, browse the Internet, and run programmable macros with any of the 40 keyboards included with Hot Virtual Keyboard. The new virtual on-screen keyboard employs advanced typing techniques used in modern mobile phones and communicators, including word auto-complete allowing you to choose the right word with a single click after entering just one or two letters.
The new virtual onscreen keyboard replaces Windows built-in On-Screen Keyboard with a much more advanced alternative. Itís just as useful and as compatible as the native application. Supporting all languages and all installed keyboard layouts, Hot Virtual Keyboard is a truly international tool. Supplying over 40 pre-defined keyboard skins, the virtual on-screen keyboard allows you to create, customize and configure a unique new keyboard to your personal liking. Adjust colors and gamma, assign unique sounds to groups of keys, set shape of the keys and choose your own background.
With Hot Virtual Keyboard, you can type faster and more conveniently than by using built-in Windows On-Screen Keyboard. Use gestures for quickly performing repeat operations such as shifting the case of the letters, specify applications to hide Hot Virtual Keyboard from, and set your own hotkeys to launch programs or Web sites, run macros, and perform operations such as copy and paste.
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:12 am Post subject: Hot Virtual Keyboard 4.2 released
Released new version of Hot Virtual Keyboard.
Changes in version 4.2:
[*]Added an ability to make simple skins.
[*]Added new themes: Vista, Office 2007 Blue, Office 2007 Silver, Office 2007 Black, MacOS.
[*]An on-screen keyboard on the Windows logon screen has been improved (you have to completely reinstall the program for this feature).
[*]Added a new button to emulate the CTRL+ALT+DEL key combination on the logon screen (Windows 2000/2003/XP).
[*]Added a new option for the on-screen keyboard: "Show On-Screen Keyboard when the text cursor is visible".
[*]Added new on-screen keyboard types: FullScreen1024, FullScreen1440.
[*]Now you can use your own actions inside keystroke macros.
[*]Added a new action "Minimize the active window to the system tray".
[*]Added a new action "Set the active window as always-on-top (on/off)".
[*]Added a new action "Use the specified input language or layout while holding down the key".
[*]Added a new action "Change the input language or layout of the last typed word" (two words, three words).
[*]The "Eject/Close CD" action has been improved. Now you can specify the drive to use with this action.
[*]Added new interface language: Turkish.
[*]Fixed a minor bug: when letters were aligned to the center of keys on the on-screen keyboard and Alt was pressed, the numbers on the NumPad were not shown.
[*]Fixed a minor bug: the "Close the active window" action didn't work in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
[*]Fixed a bug: the "Change case of the selected text" actions didn't work when only one input language was configured in the system.
[*]Lots of useful UI enhancements.
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:31 am Post subject: Hot Virtual Keyboard 5.0
Released new version of Hot Virtual Keyboard.
Changes in version 5.0:
+ Added Windows 7 support.
+ Added native support for Windows 7 multitouch. Touch input is available with 255 touch points.
+ Added new keyboard types: MiniUnspaced, Standard3 (without NumPad), TouchGame1, TouchGame2, Tight1, Tight2.
+ Added an ability to close the keyboard if the "Show the on-screen keyboard next to the text cursor" option is enabled.
* The number of simultaneously supported languages has been increased to 30.
+ Added support of PNG images in the keyboard editing mode.
+ Added new parameters for confirming the addition of words to the custom dictionary: Disappearance delay, confirmation with a hotkey.
+ Added an ability to download dictionaries directly from the program.
* When the screen resolution is changed, the keyboard stays in the same corner of the screen it was before.
+ Added a new command line parameter -SHOWKEYBOARD (forcibly show the on-screen keyboard when the program is started).
+ Added a new command to the context menu that brings up the language and text input services dialog.
+ Added an ability to dock the keyboard to the top or bottom of the screen while decreasing the size of the desktop.
+ Added a new option: "Show symbols accessible via Shift when Shift is not pressed and font is not large".
+ Added a new parameter for the keyboard icon: "Hide when the keyboard is visible".
+ Added the language parameter to autocompletion dictionaries. Dictionaries are activated depending on the currently selected system language.
+ Added an ability to change the size of the keyboard without the need to edit it.
+ Added new settings for the on-screen keyboard: "Fit to the screen width", "Fit to the screen height".
+ Added a new parameter "Mouse pointer" for the onscreen keyboard: Standard (Arrow), Hand and Invisible.
+ Added an ability to configure the folder with autocompletion dictionaries.
+ Added hotkey icons for Windows 7.
+ Added new parameters for the on-screen keyboard:
Enable key repeat;
Hold down key until Shift, Ctrl, Alt and Win is pressed;
Set capital after the specified character;
Delete a space before specified characters;
Add a space after specified characters;
Add a space before specified characters.
* When the default settings are applied, the keyboard is moved to the bottom right corner of the screen.
+ Added flags for Croatian and Bosnian languages.
- Fixed a minor bug: Text entry from the on-screen keyboard did not work in Microsoft Works, Eclipse IDE.
- Fixed a minor bug: The input language could not be switched in IBM Lotus Symphony v.1.3.0.
- Fixed a bug with processing apostrophes in autocompletion dictionaries.
- Fixed a bug: The program did not start automatically in Windows Vista/7 with UAC enabled.
- Fixed a bug: When the AccessDenied option was enabled in system registry, access was still provided.
- Fixed a bug: Removed flicking when used option "Show On-Screen Keyboard when the text cursor is visible".
- Fixed a bug: The keys for the numbers 5-9 and 0 in the United States Dvorak for Left Hand keyboard were missing.
- Fixed a bug: If you right-click on a key and accidentally drag the mouse off the key, the menu will pop up and keep the key pressed making an error noise at the same time.
- Fixed a bug: When the keyboard view was set using the WM_COPYDATA command, it wasn't restored after the system restart.
- Fixed a bug: When the "Show the on-screen keyboard next to the text cursor" setting was enabled, the keyboard was not shown at Windows start up.
* Some other enhancements.
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