UMP (Unified Media Platform)

12.2 Using the Virtual Keyboard (Desktop Mode)



The virtual keyboard is an integral part of using Desktop Mode applications when using the UMP-R-1XX remote control, or even the UMP-R-2XX.


To launch the virtual keyboard, also referred to as V-Keyboard, can be launched either by selecting the Keyboard icon on the desktop or by pressing the V-Keyboard button on the remote control (UMP-R-1XX). The virtual keyboard is also listed in the QuickMenu, described in the previous section.


To close the virtual keyboard again, you can click on the close button in its top right hand corner, open the Client Menu for the window by pressing <Alt>+<Space> or right clicking in the Title Bar and selecting close, by pressing the V-Keyboard button again on the remote control or clicking on the Keyboard desktop icon.


The virtual keyboard allows you to navigate over a key with the mouse (UMP-R-2XX, UMP-R-3XX) and press the left mouse button to simulate a key press. Note that the Web Browser provides its own default virtual keyboard in the application window itself.


To emulate a physical keyboard properly, not only the numeric, symbol and alphanumeric keys are required, but also <Ctrl>, <Alt>, <Shift>, <Tab>, <Esc>, <Del>, <Return> and <Caps> are present in the virtual keyboard.


Note for advanced users: if you want to configure the virtual keyboard from the Desktop Mode, you can right click and keep the button pressed on the ‘vxkbd’ label in the bottom left hand corner of the keyboard window.


The virtual keyboard retains focus over other windows, though can change this behavior, though it does not interfere with fullscreen applications.