SofType On-Screen Keyboard

Product Type: 
Device modifier
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Approximate Cost: $295.00


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Product Description: 

SofType is a software utility which replaces the functionality of a desktop keyboard with a full-featured on-screen keyboard. It works by generating an image of a keyboard on the computer screen. When a key is selected (clicked), the character represented by that key is sent to the Windows application with focus.

Main Features: 

  • Can be accessed using a mouse or mouse emulator such as the HeadMouse Extreme.
  • Works by generating an image of a keyboard on the computer screen.
  • Can be used at Windows startup to log into a user account, when a User Account Control (UAC) dialog box opens for Windows security, and to access Ctrl+Alt+Del secure screens.
  • Slide-out Launcher can start or restart the SofType keyboard using dwell.
  • Built-in dwell clicking feature called AutoClick for automatically generating mouse button clicks. When AutoClick is enabled, mouse button clicks are performed by holding the pointer motionless for a programmable length of time – the AutoClick Delay or dwell time.
    • The specific mouse button action taken is controlled using the Dragger toolbar.
    • Dragger is a toolbar integrated into SofType which allows AutoClick users and single-switch users to perform all the common clicking functions of a two-button mouse.
  • The Jitter Box feature is used to compensate for a user's inability to hold the mouse pointer motionless for the dwell time. 
    • Jitter Box is an adjustable and imaginary box at the tip of the mouse pointer that defines the area the pointer must stay within to trigger an AutoClick.
  • Keyboard can be dragged anywhere on the screen just like any other window, but with Dragger's Move Top/Bottom button, only one click is required to move the keyboard from any location to the closest top or bottom screen edge.
  • If SofType is already on a screen edge it will move to the opposite edge with a single click of Dragger's Top/Bottom button. 
  • Word Prediction eliminates keystrokes when words are selected from the word list. 
  • Create a keyboard layout by using a text editor to edit an existing layout. All aspects of a keyboard layout can be modified.
  • Parameters associated with keys including key size, font size, styles, and colors are changed through menu selections, and by dragging the keyboard window edge.
    • Background colors can also be modified using a simple dialog box.
  • Macro capability and abbreviation expansion allow users to eliminate keystrokes when entering frequently used phrases, commands, and other text entries. 

Primary Specifications: 

  • SofType 5 is for use with Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Options & Accessories: 

  • Variety of keyboard layouts ranging from a very basic keyboard such as an alphabetic layout to a more comprehensive keyboard such as the Qwerty layout.
  • SofType displays keyboard layouts in languages supported by Windows (a separate word list is maintained for each language).

More Information: 

See manufacturer's website.