Kevin Wells has released a new version of his virtual keyboard application, which provides a means to feed input to the keyboard buffer without using a physical keyboard. Version 1.08 of Vkeyboard benefits from the following changes:
- The ‘alt’ modifier option has been added, to go with the existing ‘Caps’, ‘Shift’, and ‘Ctrl’ – with any of these selected, the characters shown for each key change according to what would be produced on the normal keyboard.
- The on-screen keyboard itself has been redesigned to be slightly smaller, leaving more screen real estate available for use when the virtual keyboard is in use.
- Four more keyboard layouts have been added:
- Colemak UK (an alternative to the usual QWERTY layout that places the most frequently used letters on the middle/home row).
The new, smaller keyboard design, along with the French, Italian, and Spanish layouts are all courtesy of RISC OS Cloverleaf.