Windows 7: Numeric Keypad in On-Screen Keyboard
May PC users are challenged with such health conditions that they cannot use the physical keyboard properly. Users suffering from arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome often face challenge to use mechanic keyboards efficiently. That’s why Microsoft aids them in with an On-Screen Keyboard which prompts a virtual keyboard which allows them typing without having to press and tap keys of physical keyboard. Thus, they can use this On-Screen Keyboard feature to overcome their typing challenges on Windows 7-based computer and substitute hard-to-press mechanic keyboard.
When you want to opt for this On-Screen Keyboard feature, you will notice that Windows 7 virtual keyboard utility does not show a numeric keypad by default. The default keyboard option on On-Screen Keyboard on Windows 7 displays a set of standard alphanumeric leys. However, you can enable numeric keypad on such virtual keypad. If you are looking for tips or a DUY guide on how to enable numeric keypad in On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 7, then follow these steps shown below.
- Click on the ‘Start’ button
- Go to ‘All Programs’, and then select ‘Accessories’
- Click on ‘Ease of Access’, and then click ‘On-Screen Keyboard’.
- Click ‘Options’, select the ‘Turn on numeric key pad’ check box, and then click ‘OK’.
Isn’t it easy to try these steps? Check out this video which illustrates all these steps shown above to help you perform these steps to turn on numeric keypad in On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 7 -based PC, on your own.