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Sparx
December 11th 04, 04:46 AM
Hello !

I'm running XP Pro SP2 and now have the need to use accessibility options
( most notably the on-screen keyboard) To my surprise, the folder
"Accessibility" is there in the Start Menu > Programs > Accessories folder,
but it's empty.

typing "osk" in the RUN dialog resulted in a dialog box stating that the
file couldn't be found.

How can I get back the accessibility options and the utilities associated
with it?

--
Regards,

Sparx

>> The following ought to produce some neurological response <<

"The gap between the Ferrari Enzo and the Mercedes SLR is as wide as the gap
between Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard." -- Jeremy Clarkson, Host of
"Top Gear"

a nonymous
December 11th 04, 08:43 PM
"Sparx" > wrote:
| Hello !
|
| I'm running XP Pro SP2 and now have the need to use accessibility options
| ( most notably the on-screen keyboard) To my surprise, the folder
| "Accessibility" is there in the Start Menu > Programs > Accessories folder,
| but it's empty.
|
| typing "osk" in the RUN dialog resulted in a dialog box stating that the
| file couldn't be found.
|
| How can I get back the accessibility options and the utilities associated
| with it?
|
| Regards,
| Sparx

Press [Win-key]+[U] keys to get the Utility Manager.
Try to start OSK there.

In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32.
If you see osk.exe there, create the following shortcuts:

Name
Target
Start in

Accessibility Wizard
%SystemRoot%\System32\accwiz.exe
%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%

Magnifier
%SystemRoot%\system32\magnify.exe
%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%

Narrator
%SystemRoot%\system32\narrator.exe
%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%

On Screen Keyboard
%SystemRoot%\system32\osk.exe
%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%

Utility Manager
%SystemRoot%\system32\utilman.exe /start
%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%

Wesley Vogel
December 12th 04, 01:53 AM
Windows Components:

 Accessories and Utilities
 Accessibility Wizard
 Magnifier
 Narrator
 On-Screen Keyboard
 Utility Manager

Accessibility Wizard
Sets up preferences for Windows for vision, hearing and mobility needs

Magnifier
Program allows those with sight difficulties, to magnify portions of the
screen to make it more readable

Narrator
Program to speak out selected text and buttons and what’s on screen to you

On-Screen Keyboard
Program to allow you to use the mouse to type in characters and numbers
instead of the keyboard

Utility Manager
Program to start or stop utility programs such as Narrator, Magnifier and
On-Screen Keyboard from one source

How To Add or Remove a Windows Component in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307894

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Sparx > hunted and pecked:
> Hello !
>
> I'm running XP Pro SP2 and now have the need to use accessibility
> options ( most notably the on-screen keyboard) To my surprise, the
> folder "Accessibility" is there in the Start Menu > Programs >
> Accessories folder, but it's empty.
>
> typing "osk" in the RUN dialog resulted in a dialog box stating that
> the file couldn't be found.
>
> How can I get back the accessibility options and the utilities
> associated with it?
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Sparx
>
>>> The following ought to produce some neurological response <<
>
> "The gap between the Ferrari Enzo and the Mercedes SLR is as wide as
> the gap between Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard." -- Jeremy
> Clarkson, Host of "Top Gear"

zulu
December 12th 04, 02:43 PM
OH BUGGER! :-)

Pressing [Win-key]+[U] started the thrice-accursed *Narrator* off again...
AArrgggghhhhhhhh.
Although I have low vision. I REALLY hate the that thing!
How can I permanently disable it?



"a nonymous" > wrote in message
...
>
> "Sparx" > wrote:
> | Hello !
> |
> | I'm running XP Pro SP2 and now have the need to use accessibility
> options
> | ( most notably the on-screen keyboard) To my surprise, the folder
> | "Accessibility" is there in the Start Menu > Programs > Accessories
> folder,
> | but it's empty.
> |
> | typing "osk" in the RUN dialog resulted in a dialog box stating that the
> | file couldn't be found.
> |
> | How can I get back the accessibility options and the utilities
> associated
> | with it?
> |
> | Regards,
> | Sparx
>
> Press [Win-key]+[U] keys to get the Utility Manager.
> Try to start OSK there.
>
> In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32.
> If you see osk.exe there, create the following shortcuts:
>
> Name
> Target
> Start in
>
> Accessibility Wizard
> %SystemRoot%\System32\accwiz.exe
> %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
>
> Magnifier
> %SystemRoot%\system32\magnify.exe
> %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
>
> Narrator
> %SystemRoot%\system32\narrator.exe
> %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
>
> On Screen Keyboard
> %SystemRoot%\system32\osk.exe
> %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
>
> Utility Manager
> %SystemRoot%\system32\utilman.exe /start
> %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
>
>

Wesley Vogel
December 12th 04, 03:12 PM
Windows Components:

 Accessories and Utilities
 Accessibility Wizard
 Magnifier
 Narrator
 On-Screen Keyboard
 Utility Manager

Unselect:  Narrator

To Remove a Windows XP Component
1. Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove
Programs.
3. Click Add/Remove Windows Components. The Windows Components Wizard
starts.
4. In the Components list, click to clear the check box next to the
component that you want to remove. Note that a shaded check box next to a
component indicates that only some of its subcomponents are installed.

If you want to remove a subcomponent, click Details. Then, click to clear
the check box next to the subcomponents that you want to remove, and then
click OK.
5. Click Next.
6. In the Completing the Windows Components Wizard screen, click Finish

How To Add or Remove a Windows Component in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307894

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
zulu > hunted and pecked:
> OH BUGGER! :-)
>
> Pressing [Win-key]+[U] started the thrice-accursed *Narrator* off
> again... AArrgggghhhhhhhh.
> Although I have low vision. I REALLY hate the that thing!
> How can I permanently disable it?
>
>
>
> "a nonymous" > wrote in message
> ...
>>
>> "Sparx" > wrote:
>>> Hello !
>>>
>>> I'm running XP Pro SP2 and now have the need to use accessibility
>>> options ( most notably the on-screen keyboard) To my surprise, the
>>> folder "Accessibility" is there in the Start Menu > Programs >
>>> Accessories folder, but it's empty.
>>>
>>> typing "osk" in the RUN dialog resulted in a dialog box stating
>>> that the file couldn't be found.
>>>
>>> How can I get back the accessibility options and the utilities
>>> associated with it?
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Sparx
>>
>> Press [Win-key]+[U] keys to get the Utility Manager.
>> Try to start OSK there.
>>
>> In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32.
>> If you see osk.exe there, create the following shortcuts:
>>
>> Name
>> Target
>> Start in
>>
>> Accessibility Wizard
>> %SystemRoot%\System32\accwiz.exe
>> %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
>>
>> Magnifier
>> %SystemRoot%\system32\magnify.exe
>> %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
>>
>> Narrator
>> %SystemRoot%\system32\narrator.exe
>> %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
>>
>> On Screen Keyboard
>> %SystemRoot%\system32\osk.exe
>> %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
>>
>> Utility Manager
>> %SystemRoot%\system32\utilman.exe /start
>> %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%

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