Open the Surface touch keyboard with vvvv


#1

Hey there!

I’m having some trouble with the Surface and it’s Windows 10 embedded touch keyboard. Is there any way to give Windows some kind of a call to open the embedded keyboard automatically when you need it? For example in combination with the keywriter node ?

I’ve searched on google for hours without any matches… Seems like nobody had troubles with this before :-D

Thanks alot & greetings from germany!

Moritz


#2

hello moritz,

this might help, basically directly run the keybaord app osk.exe using the ShellExecute node:


#3

I am getting “The requested operation requires elevation” error using shell execute advanced. With the basic shell execute it works just fine. Thats ok for my usecase but maybe its worth a look why advanced has this issue. Path is C:\Windows\System32\osk.exe


#4

maybe try to start vvvv as admin… but yes, weird that it has a different access level.


#5

As admin does not solve it.


#6

mp.essentials has a LaunchOSK node, which opens or closes the windows touch onscreen keyboard. https://vvvvpm.github.io/#mp.essentials


#7

I got the same problem as tgd. But anyways, thanks to all of you for the fast replys! I’*ll try microdee’s solution as fast as i can!

cheers!