How to display a screen keyboard before togehter with the login window



GŁnter Wirth
07-09-2005, 09:24 PM
Hi,

We have a PC with only a touch screen. To login the user has to enter his
password. For that he need the screen keyboard.

1) How can I automatically display the screen keyboard togehter with the
login window?
2) Is there a possibility to add my own screen keyboard to the utility
manager (WIN+U)?

Regards,
GŁnter

Franz Leu
07-09-2005, 09:24 PM
GŁnter,

To 1)
You can set that up with this screen keyboard:
http://www.virtual-keyboard.com/
I don't know if this is possible with the one from MS.

To 2)
Try here to set it up here (I never tried myself):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility\Utility Manager

Best regards
Franz

"GŁnter Wirth" <g.wirth_nospam@extec.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> Hi,
>
> We have a PC with only a touch screen. To login the user has to enter his
> password. For that he need the screen keyboard.
>
> 1) How can I automatically display the screen keyboard togehter with the
> login window?
> 2) Is there a possibility to add my own screen keyboard to the utility
> manager (WIN+U)?
>
> Regards,
> GŁnter
>
>

KM
07-09-2005, 09:25 PM
GŁnter,

> To 2)
> Try here to set it up here (I never tried myself): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility\Utility Manager

IIRC, the actual value was under [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility\Utility Manager\On-Screen
Keyboard]. "Start with Windows" value name or something like that.
However, IIRC, it didn't help to bring up the soft keyboard during Welcome screen.

Anyway, there is always a workaround.
You can create a simple service that will auto-start before or during logon. The service should just launch Utilman.exe.

Another way of launching the Utilman.exe could be a custom Gina.

KM

> "GŁnter Wirth" <g.wirth_nospam@extec.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:OepGTc2XFHA.252@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> We have a PC with only a touch screen. To login the user has to enter his
>> password. For that he need the screen keyboard.
>>
>> 1) How can I automatically display the screen keyboard togehter with the
>> login window?
>> 2) Is there a possibility to add my own screen keyboard to the utility
>> manager (WIN+U)?
>>
>> Regards,
>> GŁnter
>>
>>
>


How to display a screen keyboard before togehter with the login window