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  • Any Virtual Keyboards? Free?

    I'm looking for an on screen keyboard for the Mac that is free. Anyone have a link? Will use with my Lilliput 7" Touch Screen.

    05 MINI Cooper Cabrio "Mac MINI"
    progress 95%- Mac Mini, Lilliput 7" , usb-wifi, Rayming GPS, Route 66,easy cat touch pad, CCAR front end"skinned",P1900 power supply

  • #2
    It's not free, but well worth taking a look at. It even has a free trial. Kind of pricey though.

    You could always use the keyboard viewer built into OS X:
    System Preferences>International>Input Menu - turn on
    Then access from menu bar. You would have to use a stylus probably to use if efficiently, but free.


    • #3
      Here's one that's relatively inexpensive - $12.

      It has a few different layouts (small, standard, and extended) that can be resized. There are also a few preferences to control its functionality.

      You can try it out for free for 14 days.

      Check it out...
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      • #4
        That one looks pretty promising. Good find. Have you tried it out yet?
        Dak TruckPuter:

        Mac: - Researching and Awaiting Funds

        Changed to planning for a Mac Mini Trukputer...w3rd.


        • #5
          well OSX comes with one bui;t in it looks like crap but works.
          it's in your international settings in the control pannel
          Apple Ipod 20gig 4th gen black and white. Saves you lots of time. and a pocketpc with wifi for the ocasional email cheking and mapping at a hotspot.


          • #6
            In fact you can build your own! Using Inteface Builder and ProjectBuilder, I managed to code a little proof of concept last year, complete with preliminary voice support. Unfortunately I'm still using 10.2 so I had to rely on an external app to output the key to the system (Ex: salling clicker, or other scripting addition), but I believe with 10.3 you can do it more easily, thanks to GUI Scripting.

            Of course I can't try it but the code would look like

            tell application "System Events"
             tell process X
              keystroke "I" using command down
              -- you can use modifier keys, too!
             end tell
            end tell
            Otherwise, TouchStroke is wonderful, but at 95$, I prefer to use a less featured product.

            Good luck!
            Unfortunately just dreaming about it.. :P