looking for a full portable app virtual keyboard with { ~

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giulia
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looking for a full portable app virtual keyboard with { ~

#1 Post by giulia » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:50 am

hi

i haven't in my keyboard keys like { ~

i have tried On-Screen Keyboard but my antivirus did bark and deleted the fil

is there a full portable virtual keyboard , i can use under w7 /8.1 and w10?

thanks

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Re: looking for a full portable app virtual keyboard with { ~

#2 Post by Midas » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:25 pm

Do you mean this one: https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1327?

Windows comes with its own on-screen keyboard, but you have to install tablet components.

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Re: looking for a full portable app virtual keyboard with { ~

#3 Post by giulia » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:20 pm

Midas wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:25 pm
Do you mean this one: https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1327?

Windows comes with its own on-screen keyboard, but you have to install tablet components.
Hi
yes , but is there an alternative portable ,I would like to avoid the windows built in virtual keyboard
thanks

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Re: looking for a full portable app virtual keyboard with { ~

#4 Post by Midas » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:51 am

If you just want to enter some special characters, tools like WinCompose (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2615) or BabelMap (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2352) may do the job.

Sorry, but I have no suggestion for typing.

EDIT: https://freevirtualkeyboard.com/ claims portability, but I haven't tested it...

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Re: looking for a full portable app virtual keyboard with { ~

#5 Post by rbon » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:13 am

Midas wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:51 am
Sorry, but I have no suggestion for typing.
Hi giulia,
I suggest You to read this article on How-To-Geek:
How to Quickly Type Special Characters on Any Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet https://www.howtogeek.com/210824/how-to ... or-tablet/
and
Use Special Characters in Windows https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10253/u ... n-windows/
In short the article author (Chris Hoffman) suggest a very old trick used on MS-DOS:
• press Alt key (on the left of keyboard), keep it pressed and type the char found on extended ASCII table https://www.profdavis.net/ascii_table.pdf, then release the Alt key
• You can also use the 'Character Map' tool any Windows version: click on Start and enter character map into the search box and hit Enter.
--> if You have a italian Windows, type 'Mappa caratteri' (without quotes)
--> If You have a german Windows, type 'Charakterkarte' (without quotes)

BTW
the char { (opening brace) is obtained pressing Alt + 123
the char ~ (tilde) is obtained pressing Alt + 126

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