Free Virtual Keyboard

Free Virtual Keyboard

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    592,817
  • Date Added:
    May 07, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    227.27KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,209
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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There are many instances in which a virtual keyboard can come in handy. You might be using a touch screen, typing in a foreign language, or just wanting an emergency backup in case your physical keyboard goes kaput. Free Virtual Keyboard is a simple program that provides an onscreen keyboard in a portable package.

The keyboard's interface is plain and utilitarian, with a standard QWERTY layout. A slider in the bottom right corner adjusts the keyboard's transparency. We had read that the program had a few other features, but it took us a while to figure out how to access them, as the interface doesn't contain any menus. We finally realized that right-clicking on the program's title bar brought up a context menu with a few options. You can enable or disable key repeat and specify whether or not you want the keyboard to fit the width of your screen.

There are also seven different color schemes, all fairly bland, which you can change by selecting the Change Colors option on the menu. This is an awkward way to do this--we'd prefer to be able to select our desired color from a drop-down menu--but it works well enough. There are three keyboard types that are accessed in the same way; one displays the keyboard without the function keys or the arrow keys, one displays the keyboard with the function keys but not the arrow keys, and the third displays both the function keys and the arrow keys on the keyboard. The program doesn't have a Help file, but there is a Web site that offers a little bit of information about its features. Overall, we think that Free Virtual Keyboard is a good choice for anyone who needs a basic, portable virtual keyboard.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Good App for "Portable""

March 30, 2013  |  By Raoul_Soibelmann

 |  Version: Free Virtual Keyboard 2.7

Pros

The scenario is this: I took my pen-flash which is loaded with Portable Office, sided with my data. Now, I work in the Far East, and many times that I borrow a PC to use my Flash-Portable, I find that the borrowed computer is in Chinese, or another language.
OK, in this case I use the Virtual Keyboard.

Cons

Infrequent use, it is only a spare wheel.
But, when required, it may be critical.

Summary

In my case I call it indispensable spare wheel.

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5 stars

"Very good keyboard program"

October 20, 2012  |  By calderback

 |  Version: Free Virtual Keyboard 2.7

Pros

excellent program.

Cons

i have just gotten my desktop back from a repairman. it needed to be rebooted. i soon found out that my computer would have a mini virus if i pressed any button on my keyboard. it took a long time with no keyboard, but i was finally on cnet.com with search results for "keyboard". i found this, pressed download, and the program appeared immediately on my monitor. this is what i call a "one-time install". it does not take up any memory at all! but the only little thing i didn't like about it was since it was a one-time install, if you accidently close it, you have to reinstall it. good program though. i'm typing this through the keyboard program right now!

Summary

no summary avalible

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4 stars

"It's a fine on screen keyboard."

October 02, 2012  |  By gromet

 |  Version: Free Virtual Keyboard 2.7

Pros

it's free and simple to download and use

Cons

It's the same or nearly so, as the on screen keyboard that comes with Windows....start ,programs, accessories, keyboard.

Summary

It has the same funtionality as the keyboard that came with Windows

so I deleted it

Updated on Oct 2, 2012

sorry but if you went looking for windows keyboard,my instruction steps left out the last click which is, accessibility.

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5 stars

"good product being free"

December 18, 2011  |  By hgiertler

 |  Version: Free Virtual Keyboard 2.7

Pros

works
works well
doesn't have the annoyance of self-activating windows as the win7 built-in keyb

Cons

none i can see

Summary

excellent replacement of win7 built-in keyb

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4 stars

"Virtual Keyboard portable"

June 25, 2011  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Free Virtual Keyboard 2.7

Pros

Easy install, fast, usefull if keyboar is blocked

Cons

none at this moment

Summary

Software for all users

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5 stars

"good very good"

April 28, 2011  |  By vamshiv25

 |  Version: Free Virtual Keyboard 2.7

Pros

this is an extraordinary tool ,as if had lost any key function for emergency we can use this software

Cons

good very good

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5 stars

"Small, simply, best virtual keyboard"

March 05, 2011  |  By millit85

 |  Version: Free Virtual Keyboard 2.7

Pros

Support all layouts installed in system.

Cons

Need more keyboard layouts.

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4 stars

"good enough but can be lot better"

November 18, 2010  |  By vijreddy

 |  Version: Free Virtual Keyboard 2.5

Pros

Easy to use but for real help this shud incorporate drag and place facility in place of copy and paste,m even better would be simple click should place the letter where it needs to be typed

Cons

only copy and paste available

Summary

simple to download and install, and works without any hassles

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3 stars

"needs to work for setup"

November 04, 2010  |  By docherb

 |  Version: Free Virtual Keyboard 2.5

Pros

Good if not trying to set up win XP . It won't show up.

Cons

Same as above

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3 stars

"Not a bad little program"

October 13, 2010  |  By bob_horacek

 |  Version: Free Virtual Keyboard 2.5

Pros

I like the fact that it will hide your keystrokes when using a machine with a key logger.

Cons

The only thing that I have a problem is that every time you run the program the help screen pops up and get saved to your desktop. Not too much of an issue as you can close the screen and move the file from your desk top to the trash.

Summary

Over all a good program if you are going to sites that your employer is monitoring. Also good for circumventing key loggers however be aware that certain key loggers also have the capacity to take screen shots of web site you may go to.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.1
This release includes various minor improvements and bug fixes. Changes include:
  • Improved DPI Scaling support.
  • New 25 interface languages have been added.
  • New: The virtual keyboard displays symbols accessible via AltGr key.
  • New settings menu appears on Ctrl+Menu hotkey.
  • Improved: Lots of improvements for touchscreen support.
  • Improved Windows 10 Compatibility.
  • Fixed: Some Arabic characters were displayed incorrectly.
General
Publisher Comfort Software
Publisher web site http://www.comfort-software.com/
Release Date May 05, 2015
Date Added May 07, 2015
Version 3.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Portable Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 227.27KB
File Name FreeVK.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 592,817
Downloads Last Week 4,209
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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