I’ve never met a virtual keyboard that I’d like to take home to meet my mother. They all look cool and pretty but all have left me wanting when I think about more than a casual relationship. I’ve also never tried the Hot Virtual Keyboard, but some others have had some success with it.
In any regard, the Hot Virtual Keyboard has just received an update and the folks behind the software are touting quite a few enhancements. (Check them out after the jump.) The price is $29.95 but there is a free trial for you to give a look-see.
- Added an ability to make simple skins.
- Added new themes: Vista, Office 2007 Blue, Office 2007 Silver, Office 2007 Black, MacOS.
- An on-screen keyboard on the Windows logon screen has been improved (you have to completely reinstall the program for this feature).
- Added a new button to emulate the CTRL+ALT+DEL key combination on the logon screen (Windows 2000/2003/XP).
- Added a new option for the on-screen keyboard: “Show On-Screen Keyboard when the text cursor is visible”.
- Added new on-screen keyboard types: FullScreen1024, FullScreen1440.
- Now you can use your own actions inside keystroke macros.
- Added a new action “Minimize the active window to the system tray”.
- Added a new action “Set the active window as always-on-top (on/off)”.
- Added a new action “Use the specified input language or layout while holding down the key”.
- Added a new action “Change the input language or layout of the last typed word” (two words, three words).
- The “Eject/Close CD” action has been improved. Now you can specify the drive to use with this action.
- Added new interface language: Turkish.
- Fixed a minor bug: when letters were aligned to the center of keys on the on-screen keyboard and Alt was pressed, the numbers on the NumPad were not shown.
- Fixed a minor bug: the “Close the active window” action didn’t work in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
- Fixed a bug: the “Change case of the selected text” actions didn’t work when only one input language was configured in the system.
- Lots of useful UI enhancements.