|My-T-Soft® TS: for Windows; Indestructible Keyboards and Indispensable Utilites; Version 1.78 Release 4; User's Guide|
There is 1 option available - the My-T-Soft 2 Keyboard Logon
The My-T-Soft 2 software used which allows customized layouts of the logon keyboard, an the My-T-Soft 2 approach enables the use of a My-T-Soft 2 keyboard during the secure logon sequence. The keyboard can be modified with IMG's "Build-A-Board".
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Use Onscreen Keyboard at Logon Screens
Remove Ctrl-Alt-Del logon, use Onscreen Keyboard for data entry
When Enable Onscreen Keyboard Logon is checked "On", the default logon options are used, but the My-T-Soft (version 2) keyboard is displayed within the secure logon screens. The keyboard layout may be modified with IMG's "Build-A-Board." See below for options specific to the My-T-Soft 2 Keyboard.
My-T-Soft 2 Keyboard options
There are 2 approaches available when My-T-Soft 2 is selected for displaying the keyboard layout (i.e. what the user sees). My-T-Soft 2 is the next generation of the popular My-T-Soft TS keyboards, and has a more flexible approach to designing and operating keyboard layouts. To address customers who want customized and specialized layouts, My-T-Soft 2 can read Build-A-Board layouts along with Original KBF files (layouts for My-T-Mouse, My-T-Touch, My-T-Pen, My-T-Soft and OnScreen).
There are 3 generic Build-A-Board layouts provided - Small Keyboard, Medium Keyboard, and Large Keyboard. Small works well for pen system and Large is better for touchscreens & fingers, but the actual resolution of the display will determine the best choice.
There are also 2 options available for dealing with Original layouts (NOTE: These layouts only display the alphabetic portion of the keyboard). Select Default 101, Current language to use a preset standard 101 keyboard configuration with the currently selected language/layout in My-T-Soft/My-T-Touch/My-T-Pen. If you need a different size, you have the option of selecting Copy of Current Layout to copy the current saved layout. This current saved layout is the KEYBOARD.KBF in the installation directory. To update the layout, run My-T-Pen/My-T-Touch/My-T-Soft, select a different size, then open the menu (middle-button of tool bar), and select Current Settings | Save Current Settings. Run the Logon Utilities, and select Copy of Current Layout, then click OK (this will copy the KEYBOARD.KBF into the LOGON folder).
The My-T-Soft 2 option for the Logon portion of Windows Vista uses MTS2.EXE, a special build of My-T-Soft 2 for this usage. The layout displayed by My-T-Soft 2 is the KEYBOARD.KBF file in the LOGON folder under the installation directory. The above options in the Logon Utilities handle this manipulation for you. If you use Build-A-Board to create your own layout, you will want to copy your "built" layout into the LOGON folder, AFTER selecting the My-T-Soft 2 option in the Logon Utilities. Note that if you re-run the Logon Utilities, and click OK on the Setup/Configuration screen, your "built" layout will be copied over! For reference, or if you want to take over the pre-built layouts, this lists the file names and their associated selection in the Logon Utilities:
Small Keyboard = LOGON\KEYBOARD.SML => LOGON\KEYBOARD.KBF
Medium Keyboard = LOGON\KEYBOARD.MED => LOGON\KEYBOARD.KBF
Large Keyboard = LOGON\KEYBOARD.LRG => LOGON\KEYBOARD.KBF
Default 101 = LOGON\KEYBOARD.ORG => LOGON\KEYBOARD.KBF
Copy of Current Layout = KEYBOARD.KBF => LOGON\KEYBOARD.KBF
Note: ConfigPath changes - The Setting of ConfigPath in the Initialization file can change where the Copy of Current Layout uses when copying the "current" layout. This is based on the ConfigPath setting and the current user. In general, the default, and any ConfigPath setting other than ConfigPath=0 will result in copying the current user's layout and INI into the Installation Folder. This will also have a result of creating a new "default" layout & configuration (e.g. KEYBOARD.KBF and INI file), which will consequently be used for any new users running the My-T-Soft software on the desktop (assuming they don't already have a current configuration). In other words, if the Copy of Current Layout is selected, from then on the Logon layout AND the default My-T-Soft TS layout will be this Current Layout when ConfigPath is set to anything but 0. For further details on ConfigPath, see the Initialization File Documentation.
The Small Keyboard layout project (Build-A-Board 2.10) is included as KEYBOARD.ZIP in the LOGON folder. The larger layouts were simply resized & cleaned up with a larger font selected.
Older KBF/KMF support
My-T-Soft 2 can read & operate older (i.e. pre-version 2.00) layouts, and this approach is used for the "Original Layout" selections. This option is included for 2 main reasons. 1) Easier way to select different sizes, and 2) Match selected keyboard layout in both Logon and Desktop operation. For example, if you have a Dutch layout on your desktop, when one of these options is selected, the same layout (i.e. KMF) will be used for the Logon keyboard.
Note: There are some limitations with the My-T-Soft 2 handling of older layouts:
The Shift-AltGr states require selecting Shift, then AltGr.
Caps-Lock display always uses the Shift label, and some keys may show an incorrect label vs. the character generated by the keystroke.
The default font will not handle non-ANSI layouts correctly.
If you do not have Build-A-Board, and wish to change the opening position of the Small/Medium/Large Build-A-Board layouts, there is a basic utility called KBFLOGON.EXE in the LOGON folder. You can access this by clicking on Update Opening Position (Build-A-Board Layouts). By running this utility, you can change the opening X / Y position of the current selected Build-A-Board layout to match your screen orientation & resolution.
Original layouts are treated differently, and are centered horizontally and position at the bottom of the screen. The KBFLOGON.EXE will not affect this positioning, and should not be used for these layouts.
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