HELP FILE

How to Access the Onscreen Keyboard

    Use the onscreen keyboard to enter text, commands, and other information directly to the host computer.

    • On the main remote control screen, tap the Keyboard icon. Keyboard icon

      Tip: On devices supporting three-finger swipe, make a three-finger swipe up/down to show/hide the keyboard.

      Result: The onscreen keyboard is displayed.

    • Tap the screen where you want to begin typing.
    • The lower keyboard is the standard keyboard for your device.
      • Tap ABC and 123 to switch between letters and numbers.
      • While using numbers, tap #+= and 123 or ALT to switch between special characters (including punctuation marks) and numbers.
      • On iOS, tap the Globe to access international keyboards.
      • On Android, tap and hold the ABC or 123 button and select Input method to access international keyboards. Refer to device documentation for further information regarding international keyboards.

      Important: Characters will not be displayed if your selected international keyboard has a character set that the host computer does not support.

    • The upper keyboard is unique to the host app.



      Figure 1. iOS upper keyboard


      Figure 2. Android upper keyboard

      • Shift is "sticky" and will remain "on" when tapped to allow you to enter key combinations and to act as the Caps Lock key.
      • Ctrl and Alt are both "sticky" and will remain "on" when tapped to allow you to enter key combinations.
      • The Win key acts as the Windows logo key. Use it to open the Windows Start menu. It is "sticky" to allow for key combinations and shortcuts.
      • The Menu key acts as the Application key. Use it to open context menus in Windows applications. It is "sticky" to allow for key combinations and shortcuts.
      • The Extra keys icon brings up various special keys.

        Functions key

        You may have to swipe left and right to access all available special keys.

        Function keys: F1 - F12

        Special keys: Esc (Escape), Caps (Caps lock), PrtScr (Print Screen), Ins (Insert), Del (Delete), Scroll (Scroll Lock), Home, End, Pause, PgUp (Page Up), PgDn (Page Down)

        Direction keys: Tab and arrows (up, down, left, right)

    • To turn off the keyboard, tap Hide or X.
    Article last updated: 19 October, 2022