Q&A

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Questions about how to use "1-tan Touch Board" are answered in Q&A format.

I want to make it bigger because the key is small and hard to touch

Ver 0.10~

By changing the settings, you can scale all boards at a specified magnification.

Press the settings key on each board.

Select Settings.

Select the Layout tab and specify the size (magnification) of the board. Click the "Save" button to check the size of the board.

Ver 0.01

By changing the settings, you can scale all boards at a specified magnification. However, ver 0.01 does not have a configuration screen, so you need to open and edit the configuration file directly.

If you are starting the touchboard, exit. Open the folder .exe the Profile_TouchBoard and open the {{MachineName}_{UserName}.setting file in the text editor. {MachineName} and {UserName} are set to the machine name and user name that you run, respectively. Also, this configuration file is created after you start the touchboard for the first time, so if you don't have a file, start the TiitanTouchBoard.exe and exit.

When you open the file, look for "BoardScale":1. Since the part of "1" is magnification, change it to the size you want to enlarge and save it. After saving, please start the touch board and check.

Note that the contents of the file are in Json format, so you can use tools to make them easier to read and line breaks, but some tools and Web services may not be able to read correctly due to line breaks.

When you press the key, a character different from the character displayed is entered.

This may be due to the windows keyboard language settings being set to English or other languages.

Registry changes are required to fix this. Please refer to the following page for setting instructions.

Do you have an English keyboard?

Currently, the keyboard is distributed in Japanese only. However, this depends on the board settings, so if you set the key placement and characters to be English array in the board container definition file, you can use it as a keyboard for English arrays.

Note, however, that the code sent to the application when you press the key is os-configurable.

Do you plan to incorporate it into a Windows standard software keyboard?

There are no plans to include it in a system-dependent software keyboard because you want it to work with as many OSes as possible. Also, I think that you can't substitute the mouse pad, so I think that some functions will be limited even if implemented.

How do I be able to press an unsynthes virtual key?

Standard virtual keys are exhaustive, but we do not define virtual keys that are currently undefined. If a new virtual key is added in the future, it can't be pressed with the standard definition key on the touchboard.

If you want to send a virtual key for the specified code, set keyType : VirtualKeyCode and Options : "{VirtualKeyCode : XXXXX}" (XXXXX is virtual keycode (int)) in the key information (KeyInfo) of the board container definition file.

Can't I change the character of the key for kana input when typing kana?

Ver 1.00~

Starting with Ver 1.00, you can now switch the display of keys according to the state of the IME. You can see that switching the IME on a board with a normal layout changes the text of the key.

Some samples of the board creation tool also show switching by IME, so please refer to it.

Ver 0.30~

In version 0.30 that is currently published, there is no need to dynamically change the text of a key depending on the state of the IME. It is possible to input because it is according to the standard keyboard, but if you want to make the display of the key a possible, you need to create or modify a board with kana display separately.

The board package distributed as a sample also contains a board with a kana display similar to the figure, so please try using it.

To change from keyboard to kana input, you can change to Japanese input mode by using the "Kanji" key, and change to kana input with the "Alt" + "Kana" key.

Do you support languages other than Japanese?

The application of the China Touchboard itself is available in about 40 languages, including English and Chinese, in addition to Japanese. However, since the boards you distribute are only in Japanese, you will need to create your own board definition file if you want to use it in other languages.

The board is not reflected in the state of the remote desktop destination IME

Because you cannot get the IME state of the remote desktop destination environment, sending the IME switch to the remote desktop destination does not change the color of the board.

If you really want to reflect the state of the IME, you need to use a touchboard at the remote desktop destination.

Alt+Tab and Win+X don't work on Windows 8

From Windows 8, applications that are not available to Microsoft as part of security measures will no longer be available for system-related UI. This includes alt+tab window selection screens, Win+X system menu display, and more.

In order to respond to this, there is a high threshold for responding to such measures as "administrator rights are required", "application certificates need to be installed", "Microsoft permission is required", etc., so this application does not handle the processing of Alt +Tab keys, etc.

By the way, these behaviors are from Windows 8 onwards, so we have confirmed that they work properly before Windows 7.

Does the touchboard connect to the Internet?

If you have the following operations and settings, connect to the Internet.

  • When checking for the latest version of the touchboard

The above behavior occurs when the user explicitly interacts with it or when it is set. The setting is disabled by default. The application does not connect to the Internet without the user's awareness.

Does the touchboard change the settings of non-application (e.g. OS)?

Other settings and states include the following functions:

  • Register in assembly cache

The above behavior only does so when the user explicitly interacts with it. The application does not work without the user's awareness.