Hot Virtual Keyboard

Hot Virtual Keyboard

Replaces the default Windows on-screen keyboard
4.1  (22 votes)
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On-screen keyboard with autocomplete capabilities, gesture support, programmable keys and a highly customizable user interface.

Hot Virtual Keyboard is an all-inclusive virtual keyboard for your personal computer and laptop. It offers seamless integration with almost all software and applications that need a keyboard. With an option to redesign its different aspects like appearance, functionality, shortcuts and others, the program will surely meet your requirements.

The UI is a little sophisticated but once you've begun using Hot Virtual Keyboard (HVK), you may find it convenient. When you start HVK for the first time, an initial wizard follows up and helps you set and define some functions of this program. It also guides you through the process of setting up a theme for it.

Another way of using HVK is through the floating window. It appears near the pointer whenever you use your keyboard for typing. Clicking on this window will quick-launch HVK. Virtual Keyboard, by default, will appear at the bottom of the screen and will display either the default look or your chosen customized look.

You can edit the keyboard type, define new functions for extra and default keys, assign new tasks to shortcuts, and change the font and look of the entire keyboard (yes, you can use different colors and images for keys, fonts, and keyboard background). The program even offers the option of making the font bigger or smaller, which is useful in certain conditions. To do this, click on ‘Edit Keyboard Type’ and head over to options in the pop-up window.

Other good features of Hot Virtual Keyboard worth mentioning are mouse gestures, the ability to record keystroke macro, additional language support, auto-completion of words and programmable keys.

All in all, Hot Virtual Keyboard is an impressive software tool. It offers all functions of an on-screen virtual keyboard plus many others. I recommend using Hot Virtual Keyboard for users with touch screen laptops.

Arnav Sinha
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Review summary


  • Customizable themes.
  • Auto-completion of words.
  • Programmable keys.
  • Shortcut key functions.
  • Mouse gestures.
  • Customizable fonts


  • User Interface could be better.
  • Pricey
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