On-screen keyboard


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helptool

I accidentally maximized the on-screen keyboard through
the task manager. Now the on-screen keyboard covers the
whole window and I can't find a way to restore it to its
original size.

Any one knows a trick to restore the on-screen keyboard
to its default size?

Thanks.
 
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Sharon F

I accidentally maximized the on-screen keyboard through
the task manager. Now the on-screen keyboard covers the
whole window and I can't find a way to restore it to its
original size.

Any one knows a trick to restore the on-screen keyboard
to its default size?

Thanks.
Well, that's an interesting conundrum. I reproduced maximizing the OnScreen
Keyboard (OSK) using Task Manager as you had done. I was then able to use
Task Manager's Windows> Cascade to restore it to normal dimensions. Thought
that would do it for you. Might want to give that a try but if it doesn't
work, read on...

When I tried repeating the steps a second time, no luck. Task Manager
decided not to offer Cascade again and if it did show it, it would not
work. Also not working was taskbar's own right click> Cascade Windows menu.
What I did to reset OSK to original settings was to edit the registry.
Start> Run> Regedit

Go to the HKEY_Current_User branch. Drill down to Software> Microsoft> OSK.
On the right hand side, delete the "Setting" and "Stepping" keys. You
probably only need to remove the Setting key but both will rebuild
automatically the next time OSK is launched. Close the registry editor.

Open OSK again. You'll see the "first time" prompt that gives a blurb about
OSK. Check the box not to see this again (if that's indeed what you want)
and click OK. You should be back to normal again.
 
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Helptool

-----Original Message-----


Well, that's an interesting conundrum. I reproduced maximizing the OnScreen
Keyboard (OSK) using Task Manager as you had done. I was then able to use
Task Manager's Windows> Cascade to restore it to normal dimensions. Thought
that would do it for you. Might want to give that a try but if it doesn't
work, read on...

When I tried repeating the steps a second time, no luck. Task Manager
decided not to offer Cascade again and if it did show it, it would not
work. Also not working was taskbar's own right click> Cascade Windows menu.
What I did to reset OSK to original settings was to edit the registry.
Start> Run> Regedit

Go to the HKEY_Current_User branch. Drill down to Software> Microsoft> OSK.
On the right hand side, delete the "Setting" and "Stepping" keys. You
probably only need to remove the Setting key but both will rebuild
automatically the next time OSK is launched. Close the registry editor.

Open OSK again. You'll see the "first time" prompt that gives a blurb about
OSK. Check the box not to see this again (if that's indeed what you want)
and click OK. You should be back to normal again.
The "cascade" solution did not work, but the "registry"
one did. Thanks a lot Sharon.
 
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Sharon F

The "cascade" solution did not work, but the "registry"
one did. Thanks a lot Sharon.
You're welcome! Thanks for the feedback letting us know this is working for
you again. It looks like that "cascade" option may be a one shot deal. If
it doesn't work, then you're off to edit the registry to return to normal
display size.
 
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OMG ... I've been looking everywhere for a solution to this problem ! . . And yours was the only one that actually worked and was SOOO easy to follow :thumb: Thank you
Sharon F you Rock:bow:
 
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