JP2000207108A - Device and method for switching keyboard - Google Patents

Device and method for switching keyboard

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JP2000207108A
JP2000207108A JP11009106A JP910699A JP2000207108A JP 2000207108 A JP2000207108 A JP 2000207108A JP 11009106 A JP11009106 A JP 11009106A JP 910699 A JP910699 A JP 910699A JP 2000207108 A JP2000207108 A JP 2000207108A
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Takeaki Kawada
武晃 河田
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a device and a method for switching keyboard with which the external keyboard of a computer is switched, without operating a virtual keyboard on a display part when the external keyboard is connected/ disconnected. SOLUTION: When a keyboard connection/disconnection detecting circuit 14 detects that an external keyboard 10 is disconnected from a main body, it is reported to an arithmetic circuit 16. Corresponding to this notice, the arithmetic circuit 16 displays a virtual keyboard on one part of the screen of a display device 20 and starts the control of the virtual keyboard on the screen by a pointing device 18. When it is detected the external keyboard 10 is connected, the arithmetic circuit 16 erases the virtual keyboard from the screen and starts using the external keyboard 10. Thus, an operator can provide similar operability, without being conscious of the presence/absence of the external keyboard 10 (without changing the setting of OS or application software).

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【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、外部キーボードを接続/分離することで仮想キーボードと自動的に切り替わるキーボード切換装置および方法に関する。 The present invention relates to relates to a keyboard switching device and method automatically switches the virtual keyboard by connecting / separating the external keyboard.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】従来の仮想キーボードによる入力の一例が、特開平9−62451号公報に記載されている。 An example of the Prior Art Input by conventional virtual keyboard is described in JP-A-9-62451. この公報に記載された文字入力方法は、外字の文字コードおよびビットマップイメージなどの表記データを格納する外字データと、仮想キーボードのグループデータなどを格納する仮想キーボードデータとを有するHDDと、 Character input method described in this publication, a HDD with a private character data storing notation data such as character codes and bitmap images EUDC, and a virtual keyboard data for storing and group data of the virtual keyboard,
キーボードおよびポインティングデバイスなどを有し操作者がデータを入力できる入力部と、仮想キーボードと外字データおよびその他のデータを表示する表示部と、 An input unit for an operator having a keyboard and a pointing device to enter data, and a display unit for displaying the virtual keyboard and external character data and other data,
HDDに格納されている仮想キーボードデータから仮想キーボードのデータを取得し表示部に表示し、入力部から操作者が入力しようとする外字を仮想キーボード上で指示することにより、HDDの外字データから外字を取得し入力する制御部とを備える。 Display data to get the display unit of the virtual keyboard from the virtual keyboard data stored in the HDD, external character external characters to be input by the operator from the input unit by designating on the virtual keyboard, the external character data of HDD It acquires a control unit for inputting. 文字入力方法は、外字と文字コードおよびその表記とをHDDへ登録しておくことにより、外字を入力するとき仮想キーボード上でポインティングデバイスなどの入力装置で指示することにより外字の入力操作を簡単にするものである。 Character input method, by registering the external character and the character code and its representation to HDD, easily external characters input operation by instructing an input device such as a pointing device on a virtual keyboard when inputting the external character it is intended to.

【0003】 [0003]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】従来のコンピュータ装置で特に携帯性のものは、使用環境が異なることにより外部キーボードを分離した場合、操作性がきわめてよくなかった。 THE INVENTION Problems to be Solved by those particular portability in a conventional computer system, when the use environment is separated external keyboard by different, operability was not very good.

【0004】また、上述の文字入力方法は、外字をポインティングデバイスなどの入力装置により入力するものであるが、通常の文字入力などのキーボードで入力可能な入力をおこなうことができなかった。 Further, the method of character input described above is used to input by the input device such as a pointing device external characters, can not be performed can be input on a keyboard, such as standard keyboard.

【0005】本発明の目的は、外部キーボードを接続/ [0005] It is an object of the present invention, connect an external keyboard /
分離するときに操作者が操作することなく仮想キーボードと切り替えることができるキーボード切換装置および方法を提供することにある。 It is to provide a keyboard switching device and method which can switch a virtual keyboard without operator operated to separate.

【0006】 [0006]

【課題を解決するための手段】本発明のキーボード切換装置は、入力可能な複数のキーで構成され、操作者のキーの押下によって入力できる外部キーボードと、前記外部キーボードと接続し、データを表示する表示装置と、 Means for Solving the Problems A keyboard switching device of the present invention is composed of a plurality of keys can be input, and an external keyboard can be entered by pressing the operator key, connected to the external keyboard, display data a display device for,
ポインティングデバイスを少なくとも含む他の入力装置と、前記他の入力装置および前記外部キーボード装置からの入力データを処理し前記表示装置へ表示しデータを制御する演算回路とを有するコンピュータ回路とを備えるコンピュータのキーボード切換装置において、前記外部キーボードの接続/分離を検出し、前記検出を前記演算回路へ通知するキーボード接続/分離検出回路とをさらに有すること特徴とする。 And other input devices including at least a pointing device, a computer and a computer circuit having an arithmetic circuit for controlling the display and data to the display device processes the input data from the other input device and the external keyboard device in the keyboard switching device, wherein detecting the connection / separation of the external keyboard, further characterized by having a keyboard connection / separation detection circuit for notifying the detection to the arithmetic circuit.

【0007】本発明のキーボード切換方法は、入力可能な複数のキーで構成され、操作者のキーの押下によって入力できる外部キーボードと、前記外部キーボードと接続し、データを表示する表示装置と、ポインティングデバイスを少なくとも含む他の入力装置と、前記他の入力装置および前記外部キーボード装置からの入力データを処理し前記表示装置へ表示しデータを制御する演算回路とを有するコンピュータ回路とを備えるコンピュータのキーボード切換装置におけるキーボード切換方法であって、前記外部キーボードの接続/分離を検出し、前記演算回路へ前記外部キーボードの接続/分離を通知し、前記外部キーボードが分離されたとき前記演算回路が、前記他の入力装置の画面上の入力により前記外部キーボードの代わりをする [0007] keyboard switching method of the present invention is composed of a plurality of keys can be input, and an external keyboard can be entered by pressing the operator key, connected to the external keyboard, a display device for displaying the data, pointing at least including other input devices devices, keyboards of the other input devices and the processes input data from an external keyboard device computer and a computer circuit having an arithmetic circuit for controlling the display and data to the display device a keyboard switching method in switching devices, the detecting the connection / separation of the external keyboard, to the arithmetic circuit notifies the connection / separation of the external keyboard, the arithmetic circuit when the external keyboard is separated, the the place of the external keyboard by an input on the screen of the other input devices 想キーボードを表示し、前記仮想キーボードによりキー入力が可能となることを特徴とする。 Display virtual keyboard, characterized in that it is possible to key input by the virtual keyboard.

【0008】 [0008]

【発明の実施の形態】本発明は、外部キーボードの分離/接続を検知して外部キーボード/画面上の仮想キーボードを動的に切り替えることにより携帯型PCの小型化および操作性を向上させるものである。 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION The present invention is intended to improve miniaturization and operability of the portable PC by switching the virtual keyboard on the external keyboard / screen dynamically by detecting the separation / connection of an external keyboard is there.

【0009】本発明の実施例の構成を図1を参照し詳細に説明する。 [0009] The construction of the embodiment of the present invention with reference to FIG. 1 will be described in detail. 図1は、本発明の実施例の構成を表すブロック図である。 Figure 1 is a block diagram showing the configuration of an embodiment of the present invention. 図1に示すように、コンピュータに接続され入力可能な複数のキーで構成されキーの押下によってコンピュータに入力できる外部キーボード10と、外部キーボード10と接続し、出力装置と制御装置と他の入力装置およびその他の装置を有し外部キーボード10 As shown in FIG. 1, the external keyboard 10 which can be entered into the computer by pressing the key is composed of a plurality of keys that can be input connected to the computer, connected to an external keyboard 10, the output device and the control device and other input devices and external keyboard 10 includes other devices
の分離により出力装置および他の入力装置により入力をおこなうことが可能なコンピュータ回路12とを備える。 By the separation output devices and other input devices and a computer circuit 12 which can be input.

【0010】コンピュータ回路12は、外部キーボード10の接続および分離を検出し接続および分離を通知するキーボード接続/分離検出回路14と、入力処理をおこなうソフトウエアを含み外部キーボード10からキー入力し、キーボード接続/分離検出回路14からの外部キーボード10の接続および分離の通知を取得し出力装置と他の入力装置により外部キーボード10の入力手段を制御する演算回路16と、他の入力装置であり出力装置上でクリックすることにより入力が可能なポインティングデバイス18と、演算回路16の指示により画面上の仮想キーボードを表示しポインティングデバイス18 [0010] Computer circuit 12, key in the keyboard connection / separation detection circuit 14 to notify the detected connection and disconnection of the connection and disconnection of the external keyboard 10, the external keyboard 10 includes software for performing input processing, keyboard connection / an arithmetic circuit 16 for controlling the input means of the external keyboard 10 by the connection and acquires the notification of the separation output devices and other input devices on the external keyboard 10 from the separation detection circuit 14, an other input device output device a pointing device 18 which can input by clicking on the display and a pointing device a virtual keyboard on the screen by an instruction of the arithmetic circuit 16 18
のカーソルを表示する表示装置20とを有する。 And a display device 20 for displaying a cursor.

【0011】本発明の実施例の動作を図2から図6を参照し詳細に説明する。 [0011] The operation of the embodiment of the present invention with reference to Figures 2-6 will be described in detail. 図2は、本発明のキー入力処理のフローチャートを表す図である。 Figure 2 is a diagram illustrating a flowchart of a key input process of the present invention. 図3は、本発明のポインティングデバイスによる入力処理のフローチャートを表す図である。 Figure 3 is a diagram illustrating a flowchart of an input processing by the pointing device of the present invention. 図4は、本発明の外部キーボードが分離されたときのソフトウエア処理のフローチャートを表す図である。 Figure 4 is a diagram illustrating a flowchart of a software processing when external keyboard of the present invention have been isolated. 図5は、本発明の仮想キーボードによる入力処理のフローチャートを表す図である。 Figure 5 is a diagram illustrating a flowchart of an input processing by the virtual keyboard of the present invention. 図6は、本発明の外部キーボードが接続されたときのソフトウエア処理のフローチャートを表す図である。 Figure 6 is a diagram illustrating a flowchart of a software processing when external keyboard of the present invention is connected.

【0012】図2に示すように、操作者は、外部キーボード10からキー入力をおこなうと、演算回路16がキー入力のソフトウエア処理を開始する。 [0012] As shown in FIG. 2, the operator, when the key input from the external keyboard 10, the arithmetic circuit 16 starts the software processing of the key input. 演算回路16 Arithmetic circuit 16
は、入力された入力キーを取得し(ステップA1)、入力キーを解析しキーにより処理を分岐する(ステップA Obtains the input key input (step A1), the processing is branched by analyzing the input key key (Step A
2)。 2). 各々のキーのソフトウエア処理に移行し(ステップA31からA3n)、動作を終了する。 Shifts to software processing of each key (A3n from step A31), the operation ends. 次に図3に示すように、操作者は、ポインティングデバイス18からの入力をおこなうと、演算回路16がポインティングデバイス入力のソフトウエア処理を開始する。 Next, as shown in FIG. 3, the operator performs an input from the pointing device 18, the arithmetic circuit 16 starts the software processing of the pointing device input. 決定ボタンの押下があるか否かを判断する(ステップB1)。 Pressing of the enter button determines whether there (step B1). 判断の結果、決定ボタン押下でない場合は、カーソルを移動するソフトウエア処理に移行し(ステップB2)、処理を終了する。 Result of the determination, if the determination button not pressed, the process moves to software processing for moving the cursor (step B2), the process ends. 判断の結果、決定ボタンの押下がある場合は、画面上のカーソル位置を取得し(ステップB3)、 Result of the determination, when there is a depression of the decision button obtains the cursor position on the screen (step B3),
カーソル位置に応じたソフトウエア処理に移行し(ステップB4)、処理を終了する。 Shifts to software processing in accordance with the cursor position (step B4), the process ends.

【0013】次に図4は、外部キーボードが分離された場合のソフトウェア処理を示すものである。 [0013] Next Fig. 4 shows a software processing when external keyboard is separated. 外部キーボード10が分離されると、キーボード接続/分離検出回路14が分離を検出し、演算回路16へ通知する。 When the external keyboard 10 is separated, keyboard connection / separation detection circuit 14 detects the separation, and notifies the arithmetic circuit 16. 演算回路16は、通知により仮想キーボードのソフトウェア処理が開始される。 Arithmetic circuit 16, software processing of the virtual keyboard is started by the notification. 演算回路16は、外部キーボード1 Arithmetic circuit 16, an external keyboard 1
0からの入力のときの図2に示すキー入力ソフトウエア処理を中止する(ステップC1)。 To cancel the key input software process shown in Figure 2 when the input from 0 (step C1). 表示装置20へ仮想キーボードを表示する(ステップC2)。 Displaying the virtual keyboard on the display device 20 (step C2). 演算回路16 Arithmetic circuit 16
は、図3に示すポインティングデバイス18のソフトウェア処理のステップB3の直後にステップD1を加える(ステップC3)。 Adds steps D1 immediately after step B3 of software processing of the pointing device 18 shown in FIG. 3 (step C3). ステップD1は、ポインティングデバイス18からの入力が、画面上の仮想キーボードの任意のキー上での決定ボタンかどうかを判定するソフトウェア処理である。 Step D1 is input from the pointing device 18 is a determining software processing whether the determination button on any key of the virtual keyboard on the screen.

【0014】次に図5は、画面上の仮想キーボードを用いた場合のソフトウェア処理を示すものである。 [0014] Next Fig. 5 shows the software process in the case of using a virtual keyboard on the screen. 仮想キーボードのソフトウエア処理は、ポインティングデバイスの図3に示すソフトウエア処理のステップB3の直後にステップD1を加える。 Software processing of the virtual keyboard, add step D1 immediately after step B3 software process shown in Figure 3 of the pointing device. ステップB3でカーソル位置を取得すると、カーソルは仮想キーボード上であるか否かを判断し、判断の結果、仮想キーボード上でない場合はステップB4のカーソル位置に応じた処理をおこなう。 Upon acquisition of the cursor position in step B3, the cursor is determined whether or not the virtual keyboard, the result of the determination, if it is not on the virtual keyboard performs processing corresponding to the cursor position in step B4. 判断の結果、仮想キーボード上である場合は図2に示すキー入力のソフトウエア処理に移行し、仮想キーボード上のいずれかのキーの押下であるかを取得し、ステップA2およびステップA31からA3nの処理をおこない動作を終了する。 When determining a virtual keyboard shifts to software processing of the key inputs shown in FIG. 2, it obtains whether the depression of any key on the virtual keyboard, the step A2 and step A31 of A3n It performs a process to end the operation.

【0015】外部キーボード10がコンピュータ回路1 [0015] The external keyboard 10 computer circuit 1
2に接続されると、キーボード接続/分離検出回路14 When connected to the 2, keyboard connection / separation detection circuit 14
は、演算回路16へ外部キーボード10の接続を通知する。 Notifies the connection of an external keyboard 10 to the arithmetic circuit 16. 演算回路16は、図6に示すように外部キーボードが接続された場合ソフトウェア処理おこなう。 Arithmetic circuit 16 is conducted when the software processing the external keyboard is connected as shown in FIG. 演算回路16は、通知を受信すると図5に示すステップD1の処理をはずす(ステップE1)。 Arithmetic circuit 16 is off when receiving the notification of the processing of step D1 shown in FIG. 5 (step E1). 表示装置20に表示してある仮想キーボードを消去する(ステップE2)。 Erasing the virtual keyboard that is displayed on the display device 20 (step E2). 外部キーボード10からの入力があったときのキー入力のソフトウエア処理を有効にし(ステップE3)、動作を終了する。 Enables software processing of the key input when there is input from the external keyboard 10 (step E3), the operation ends.

【0016】本説明の実施例では、ポインティングデバイス18のボタンは、1つであるが複数のボタンを有する場合でもその中の1つを決定ボタンに割り当て他のボタンのソフト処理を追加出来るためボタンの数に制限はない。 [0016] In an embodiment of the present description, the button of the pointing device 18, a button for it is one that can add software processing allocation another button to enter button one of them even with a plurality of buttons unlimited number of does not.

【0017】次に、本発明の他の実施例について説明する。 [0017] Next, another embodiment of the present invention. 外部キーボード10の接続/分離を検知するキーボード接続/分離回路14を既存のインターフェイス(例えばUSB)に置き換えることが可能である。 It is possible to replace the keyboard connection / separation circuit 14 for detecting the connection / separation of the external keyboard 10 to the existing interface (e.g. USB). また、そのインターフェイスに対応したオペレーティングシステム(例えば、Windows95)を用いることによりソフトウェア処理部は、外部キーボードの制御ソフトウェア(デバイスドライバ)に全て含むことが可能となる。 The operating system corresponding to the interface (e.g., Windows95) software processing unit by using, it is possible to include all the control software of the external keyboard (device driver). また、ポインティングデバイス18を用いる場合について説明したが表示装置20の画面上にタッチセンサーを設置しても、そこからの入力によっても可能である。 Also, be equipped with a touch sensor on the screen of the display device 20 has been described the case of using the pointing device 18 is also possible by an input therefrom. ソフトウェア処理フローに関しては、使用する入力デバイスによって実現方法は、複数考えられるが処理フローの違いは、本発明の効果について何ら影響をおよぼさないものである。 For the software process flow, the method implemented by an input device to be used are more considered but differences in the process flow is one that does not affect any the effect of the present invention.

【0018】 [0018]

【発明の効果】本発明のキーボード切換装置は、操作者が外部キーボードの接続の有無を意識せず(OSやアプリケーションソフトウェア等の設定を操作者が変更することなく)外部キーボードでも表示装置の画面上の仮想キーボードでも同等に操作できることである。 Effects of the Invention keyboard switching device of the present invention, the operator without regard to the presence or absence of connection of the external keyboard (without changing the operator settings such as the OS and application software) screen of a display device with an external keyboard it is that it can be operated equally also a virtual keyboard of the above. このことは、外部キーボードの接続の有無をキーボード接続/分離検出回路が判別し、外部キーボードが接続されていないときには、画面上の仮想キーボードからの入力が、外部キーボードからの入力のエミュレートをおこうことと同様に操作できることを意味し、外部キーボードの接続の有無に関わらず操作者が任意のキー入力について、アプリケーションソフトウェア処理についてはどちらも同じものとなる。 This presence or absence of connection of the external keyboard to determine the keyboard connection / separation detection circuit, when the external keyboard is not connected, the input from the virtual keyboard on the screen, emulated input from external keyboard means that can be operated similarly to that way, the operator regardless of the presence or absence of the connection of the external keyboard for any key input, the same thing both for application software processing.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】本発明の実施例の構成を表すブロック図である。 1 is a block diagram showing the configuration of an embodiment of the present invention.

【図2】本発明のキー入力処理のフローチャートを表す図である。 2 is a diagram illustrating a flow chart of key input processing of the present invention.

【図3】本発明のポインティングデバイスによる入力処理のフローチャートを表す図である。 3 is a diagram illustrating a flowchart of an input processing by the pointing device of the present invention.

【図4】本発明の外部キーボードが分離されたときのソフトウエア処理のフローチャートを表す図である。 External keyboard [4] The present invention is a diagram showing a flowchart of a software processing when separated.

【図5】本発明の仮想キーボードによる入力処理のフローチャートを表す図である。 5 is a diagram illustrating a flowchart of an input processing by the virtual keyboard of the present invention.

【図6】本発明の外部キーボードが接続されたときのソフトウエア処理のフローチャートを表す図である。 External keyboard of the present invention; FIG is a diagram illustrating a flowchart of a software processing when connected.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

10 外部キーボード 12 コンピュータ回路 14 キーボード接続/分離検出回路 16 演算回路 18 ポインティングデバイス 20 表示装置 10 external keyboard 12 the computer circuit 14 keyboard connection / separation detection circuit 16 calculation circuit 18 pointing device 20 display device

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    【特許請求の範囲】 [The claims]
  1. 【請求項1】入力可能な複数のキーで構成され、操作者のキーの押下によって入力できる外部キーボードと、 前記外部キーボードと接続し、データを表示する表示装置と、ポインティングデバイスを少なくとも含む他の入力装置と、前記他の入力装置および前記外部キーボード装置からの入力データを処理し前記表示装置へ表示しデータを制御する演算回路とを有するコンピュータ回路とを備えるコンピュータのキーボード切換装置において、 前記外部キーボードの接続/分離を検出し、前記検出を前記演算回路へ通知するキーボード接続/分離検出回路とをさらに有すること特徴とするキーボード切換装置。 1. A consists of enterable plurality of keys, and an external keyboard can be entered by pressing the operator's key, the connected to an external keyboard, a display device for displaying the data, the other containing at least a pointing device an input device, the keyboard switching device of a computer and a computer circuit having an arithmetic circuit for controlling the display and data to the display device processes the input data from the other input device and the external keyboard device, the external keyboard switching device according to claim further comprising a keyboard connected / separated detection circuit for detecting a connection / separation of the keyboard, and notifies the detection to the arithmetic circuit.
  2. 【請求項2】前記外部キーボードが分離すると、前記キーボード接続/分離検出装置により分離を検出し操作者が操作することなく前記表示装置の画面上に、前記他の入力装置の画面上の入力により前記外部キーボードの代わりをする仮想キーボードを表示し、前記仮想キーボードから前記他の入力装置よりキー入力が可能となることを特徴とする請求項1記載のキーボード切換装置。 When wherein said external keyboard is separated, on the display device on the screen without the detected operator isolated by the keyboard connection / separation detection device is operated, the input on the screen of the other input devices the displayed virtual keyboard for alternative external keyboard, claim 1 keyboard switching device according to the virtual keyboard, characterized in that it is possible to key input from the other input device.
  3. 【請求項3】前記外部キーボードが接続されると、前記キーボード接続/分離検出装置により接続を検出し操作者が操作することなく前記表示装置の画面上の前記仮想キーボードを消去し、前記外部キーボードからキー入力が可能となることを特徴とする請求項1または2記載のキーボード切換装置。 When wherein said external keyboard is connected, and erasing the virtual keyboard on the screen of the display device without detecting operator connection by the keyboard connection / separation detection device is operated, the external keyboard keyboard switching device according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the key input is possible from.
  4. 【請求項4】前記他の入力装置は、画面上のタッチセンサーであることを特徴とする請求項3記載のキーボード切換装置。 Wherein said other input devices, the keyboard switching device according to claim 3, characterized in that the touch sensor on the screen.
  5. 【請求項5】入力可能な複数のキーで構成され、操作者のキーの押下によって入力できる外部キーボードと、 前記外部キーボードと接続し、データを表示する表示装置と、ポインティングデバイスを少なくとも含む他の入力装置と、前記他の入力装置および前記外部キーボード装置からの入力データを処理し前記表示装置へ表示しデータを制御する演算回路とを有するコンピュータ回路とを備えるコンピュータのキーボード切換装置におけるキーボード切換方法であって、 前記外部キーボードの接続/分離を検出し、前記演算回路へ前記外部キーボードの接続/分離を通知し、前記外部キーボードが分離されたとき前記演算回路が、前記他の入力装置の画面上の入力により前記外部キーボードの代わりをする仮想キーボードを表示し、前記 Consists of 5. fillable plurality of keys, and an external keyboard can be entered by pressing the operator's key, the connected to an external keyboard, a display device for displaying the data, the other containing at least a pointing device an input device, a keyboard switching method in the keyboard switching device of a computer and a computer circuit for processing input data and an arithmetic circuit for controlling the display and data to said display device from said other input device and the external keyboard device a is said to detect the connection / separation of the external keyboard, to the arithmetic circuit notifies the connection / separation of the external keyboard, wherein the arithmetic circuit when the external keyboard is separated, the screen of the other input devices display virtual keyboard to the place of the external keyboard by an input of the above, the 想キーボードによりキー入力が可能となることを特徴とするキーボード切換方法。 Keyboard switching method which is characterized in that it is possible to key input by virtual keyboard.
  6. 【請求項6】前記外部キーボードの分離を検知すると、 6. Upon detection of separation of the external keyboard,
    前記外部キーボードからのキー入力処理への移行を禁止し、前記表示装置へ前記仮想キーボードを表示し、前記他の入力装置による前記仮想キーボードの画面上の押下によりキー入力をおこなうことを特徴とする請求項5記載のキーボード切換方法。 The prohibited transition to the key input processing from an external keyboard, display the virtual keyboard to the display device, and performs key input by pressing down on the screen of the virtual keyboard by the other input devices keyboard switching method of claim 5, wherein.
  7. 【請求項7】前記外部キーボードの接続を検知すると、 7. Upon detecting the connection of the external keyboard,
    前記仮想キーボードからのキー入力処理への移行を禁止し、前記表示装置から前記仮想キーボードを消去し、前記外部キーボードからのキー入力処理の開始をおこなうことを特徴とする請求項6記載のキーボード切換方法。 The prohibited transition to the key input processing from the virtual keyboard, wherein the display device to clear the virtual keyboard, the keyboard switch according to claim 6, characterized in that the start of the key input processing from the external keyboard Method.
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