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#1 AeroMonk

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:55 AM

I'm not sure who to ask for help, so if this is the wrong place please tell me where to go. I'm having a problem with my On-Screen Keyboard, the one that already comes with every copy of Windows XP. For the past year the overall size of the Keyboard has been decreasing. About last year is when it first happened. The OSK decreased in size by 20%, I didn't know how it happened and everything was still readable so I just went with it. But then last week its size decreased by another 50%, which made the keys of the OSK look like tiny rectangles instead of squares. It almost made them unreadable. And then yesterday it happened again, but this time it's 90% gone. The keys are now completely gone and the only thing remaining is the Titlebar. I don't know how this is happening, because there is no way to manually resize the OSK - so the decreasing size shouldn't even be possible.

As far as I know, I haven't done anything to cause this. In the past 2 weeks, I've been doing almost nothing with my computer. I haven't downloaded anything and I haven't been messing with ANY computer settings. There is one thing I noticed during this last "size decrease". Yesterday morning I was on my computer just writing a letter with my OSK (remember at this stage the keys were still those tiny rectangles), then when I was finished I turned on my screensaver and then left the house. When I came home I went to my computer, moved the mouse, which ended the screensaver, that's when I noticed that the OSK had completely shrunk. So, I don't know if somehow the screensaver made the OSK shrink or if it was something else. But I do know this last time it shrunk when nobody was home.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:41 PM

Maybe this might help:
http://www.bltt.org/software/xposk/osk_xp.htm#resize_note
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:15 PM

I don't want my OSK to become that huge. I just want to fix it back to its original size.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:14 PM

Bump.

I still need help. Does anyone know how to fix this OSK?

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:24 AM

Have you looked at the MS site? http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/w.../osklayout.aspx

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:22 AM

Have you looked at the MS site? http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/w.../osklayout.aspx



Yes, that was the first place I went too last week, but unfortunately nothing on that website even remotely helps solve my problem. I think because my OSK problem is rare, I'm gonna need a frikken computer genius to help me figure this out.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:33 PM

I don't use the OSK so afraid I can't help you there, but have you looked for a 3rd party appn which may bypass your problem.

http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=on+screen...lient=firefox-a

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