How do I type a URL into my web browser? When I try typing into
the Internet Explorer address field, I only see the last character I
- Use Buffered Mode.
Note: This work-around is not needed if you are
Win-2000, Win-XP or newer.
The symptom is whenever you click a key, the
Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard
takes focus. When it returns focus to Internet Explorer, the
Explorer decides to re-select the entire text you just typed.
causes you to never be able to type more than 1 character into the
This kind of behavior is what Buffered
Mode is for. It is also the main reason why the
Virtual Keyboard was written, since we could find no other reasonably
virtual keyboard that addressed the problem. I suggest you read
Help section under "Typing with the Virtual Keyboard > Buffered Mode
for all the details and possibilities.
Basically, it's pretty simple:
Depress the Buffer button.
Type the web address into the buffer using the Click-N-Type keys.
Don't forget the Enter at the end.
Click in the "Address:" field of Internet Explorer.
0.8 seconds later, your web address will be transferred to Internet
Explorer, the Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard will minimize and you will
be taken to the web page you typed.
If you still have any problems, you should make sure you
have "Use inline
AutoComplete for Web addresses" turned off in your Advanced Internet
Note: If you are an AutoClick user, you
will never see
this happen, because the Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard never needs to
How can I change the size of the characters displayed on the keyboard?
The default font for characters on the key faces if "MS Sans Serif
12-point Bold." You can change this default, for the alphabet
(A-Z) by changing the font attributes from "Options | Keyboard |
Alphabet...". Keep in mind however, if you resize the keyboard to
a point where these characters will no longer fit, the font size is
to 8-point non-bold.
If you wish, any or all keys may be replaced with Customized
Key-Caps. These are just graphic images (pictures).
The Click-N-Type help system describes the creation of these graphic
Can you make the Shift key a one-time CAP rather than a SHIFT-LOCK
key as you have it now?
Use the "Options | Keyboard Preferences...". Then turn off the
"Shift, Ctrl and Alt stay Down until released" option. You may
just right click a key to type in the opposite shift state.
I want to put special symbols on several key faces. Can I do
The same procedure as the second option above. Any or all keys
may be replaced with Customized
These are just graphic images (pictures). The Click-N-Type help
describes the creation of these graphic files in detail.
The words in the Word Prediction window are too small. Can I
make them bigger?
Use the "Prediction | Set Prediction Window Font..." menu option to
choose a font, size and style used the Prediction Window. Of
as you make the font size bigger, you may need to increase the window
so everything fits.
Does the Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard work on Windows-XP?
Yes. Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000 and XP.
Is there a version I can get that runs on Windows 3.1?
No. The Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard is a 32-bit application
that requires Windows 95 or higher.
Can I get a Click-N-Type for the MAC?
No. The Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard is very closely tied to
the MS Windows operating system. We were recommending KeyStrokes.
It's a very good program and was being offered at a reasonable
They have now quadrupled the price of the version that runs on the
operating system, so we unfortunately have no suggestions. We
also heard some good comments about Touchstrokes. The
seems high but the user found it on sale at the time. If anyone
more than we do, please let us know.
If I install the Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard will I still be able
to use my real keyboard?
Yes, of course!
How much space will Click-N-Type require on my system?
By itself, the Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard uses 922KB of Disk
Installation of additional features and add-ons can require several
Megabytes of disk. Click-N-Type uses 2.3MB of RAM that can grow
3.3MB when Word Prediction is enabled.
Can i have a source code to develop the actual keyboard? Please send
me as soon as possible.
Do have any plans to make the application usable via switches, in a
Scanning Mode is
with Version 2.02 and later. Scan Mode is designed for anyone who
lacks the ability to move the mouse pointer with any pointing device.
may use the Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard to type, if you have access
at least one mouse, or trackball, button or a switch wired to
be in parallel with a mouse or trackball button. You use a single switch to activate a key when
in the cross hairs. See the Help file for detailed explanation,
an explanation of the "Scan Mode Settings" applet.
Can I start the window I want to type into every time I start
The "Launch an Application at Startup" option in the "Program
applet, allows the user to specify such an application. A dialog
box allows you to find program shortcuts starting at your "Start"
folder. More sophisticated users may change from "Program
to "All Files", and navigate to the actual executable or document file
to start. Whenever the Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard starts, it
attempt to open this choice.
Is it possible to have "hover highlight" where the key highlights when
the mouse if over the key?
By choosing "Options | Keyboard Preferences..." and checking the
Keys when Mouse Moves Over them" option, each key will light up as you
pass the mouse pointer over it.
Using this option together with the "Use Custom Colors"
can control the color used to highlight the keys.
This option may also be used in conjunction with one of
options to make the key be spoken at the as it is highlighted.
I'm trying to learn Spanish (or other language) and downloaded
the Language Pack. I see everything in Spanish but it types in
So how can I get it to type SPANISH?
A virtual keyboard cannot just make characters appear. The
Virtual Keyboard uses your current keyboard driver to send "Keystrokes"
to a window. To use a Language Pack on a system other than the
it is native to, you must add the keyboard for the given language,
the "Keyboard" icon in your Control Panel. You may then
the "keyboard language" using the new language icon in you System
Be sure to set BOTH Click-N-Type and the target application to
the same language keyboard.
I have to use European characters occasionally, like Ü, À,
etc... I would rather not install a foreign language
Is there anything I can do?
One simple way is to create single character Macros. Type the
<Alt>+nnnn Number Pad sequence into the buffer by hand one
Then store the character on a key as a Macro. Whenever you want
character, in the future, simply depress the Click-N-Type <Alt>
<Macro>) key, and click the appropriate key. You may also
the key on a three button or wheel mouse.
How can I use your Word Prediction without Click-N-Type for
regular typing on my keyboard?
You can't. Our Word Prediction and Completion feature only
works with characters typed with the Click-N-Type keyboard.
We do not intercept keys typed on your physical keyboard.
I see lots of things change color and flash every time I click a
What can be done about this?
Recent changes to the way Windows handles colors together with some
programs that require their own private color palette, has caused
to take excessive time adjusting colors whenever programs switch focus
on a system set to use a 256 color depth. Focus changes
time you type a Click-N-Type key. If possible, we recommend you
your display at "High Color (16-bit)" or "True Color"
My system requests a User name and Password. Can I type them
If security is not really a problem in your case, we recommend
the request for Password, by changing it in the Control Panel, or
automatic log-on using TweakUI.
For those who really need to use CNT for network
News. CNT can be run as a service and be used to log onto your
The Bad News is that you will probably need help to set it up. We
strongly recommend that you contact your System Administrator with the
For Windows NT. CNT can be set up as a
service using SRVANY
from the NT Resource Kit. This will require your System
to set it up.
For 2000 Pro XP Pro users. The procedure
the Group Policy Editor to run a copy of CNT at Logon time. To
this up, download CNTStartup-2k.zip
or CNTStartup-XP.zip from this
Extract it's files to any temporary folder, double click CNT-Startup.hlp
and follow the instructions.
For Windows 95 / 98 / ME users. CNT can be
set up as a
service by creating a RunServices entry in the system registry. THIS
SHOULD NOT BE DONE WITHOUT FIRST SAVING THE REGISTRY! It
be best to have this done by someone experienced with modifying the
The following key must be added:
for the latest detailed information regarding this
Again we strongly recommend that this be only done by
someone with experience
modifying the registry and only after saving the registry.
How can I type to the Desktop to move amongst desktop icons? I also
want to type Ctrl+Alt+Del to control the Task Manager.
Normally virtual keyboards can only send keystrokes to windows.
However, by setting "Options > Keyboard Preferences... > Allow
Keys to Desktop" you may communicate with the Desktop, Program Manager
and the Taskbar. Note however, Windows will not allow you to use
the Ctrl+Alt+Del ever.
Can I hold down a key to make it repeat like on a real keyboard?
No. In order for the Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard to send a
keystroke to another window, it has to make it the current foreground
This cannot happen until you release the mouse button. Keys can
made to Auto Repeat an AutoClick mode however. Simply hover over
the key after the first key is sent.
When I enter macros in one keyboard (or delete macros), they also
in (or disappear from) the other keyboards. Is there any way to have
macros in different keyboards?
Macros are assigned to keys. When you design a new layout, you
are designing a different arrangement of those keys. Hence, any
associated with a key will remain with that key. However, you may
write and read Macro Snapshot files. Use the "Macros | Save
As..." to save a macro set. You may "Import" the Macro Set of
choice regardless of the arranged layout, with "Macros | Load
How can I use Click-N-Type to type my own specially designed characters?
The Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard can only use fonts that are currently
installed on your system. You need to look into ways to create
or have someone make one for you.
My daughter can't move a mouse or trackball at all. Can you
a Head Pointer?
We have no direct experience with their product, but I've heard lots
of good things about the NaturalPoint trackIR AT. This uses an IR
device mounted on the monitor. The product is made by Eye Control
Technologies, Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon. The system works by
a webcam sized device that sits on the top of the user's monitor to
a small reflective sticker attached to the user's forehead, glasses, or
headset. You can check at http://www.naturalpoint.com.
There are several similar products for people with
disabilities on the
market (see Madentec Tracker 2000, Origin HeadMouse, Boost Tracer), but
most sell for $1500-2000. This product sells for $129.00 in the
model and $300.00 with all accessories and features. We only know
what we've heard and do not endorse any.
I don't want users to be able to remove Click-N-Type. Can I hide
the "Uninstall Click-N-Type" option?
Place a file called "NoRemove.txt" in the Click-N-Type installation
folder. It doesn't matter what the file contains.
Please click here.