Command Line Parameters
Hot Virtual Keyboard (hvk.exe) accepts optional command line parameters. These can be useful to developers, and to other programs calling the program.
Closes a previously launched instance of the program.
When the program is launched, an on-screen keyboard is forcibly shown. During a regular program start, the on-screen keyboard is shown only if it was visible the last time the program was closed.
The program starts with hidden on-screen keyboard. During a regular program start, the on-screen keyboard is shown if it was visible the last time the program was closed.
When it's used, the program is launched with the same settings for all users.
Tells the program that its settings should be saved in the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ComfortSoftware\hvk
During a regular program start, settings are saved in: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ComfortSoftware\hvk
Instructs the program to save its settings in an INI file. The settings are saved in the Backup.ini file located in the program installation folder (subfolder Data).
Launches several instances of the program, where Num is the number of instances to be launched. Each instance will have its own settings. By default, you can launch one instance only.
Special mode for use with remote control devices. Moving around over the keyboard can be done with the arrow keys. With Enter you can press selected key.
Opens the program settings window.
When the program is launched with this parameter, it loads the settings from the INI file specified in the command line. If another instance of the program is already running, the settings from the INI file are loaded into it. You can save the settings to an INI file using the Options window in the Advanced section.
For example: C:\Program Files\HotVirtualKeyboard\hvk.exe /RESTORE "C:\Program Files\HotVirtualKeyboard\params.ini"
You can completely turn on and off the program with these parameters. Use parameters /SHOWKEYBOARD and /HIDEKEYBOARD when you want to show or hide the on-screen keyboard.
Launches the action assigned to the specified hotkey.
For example: C:\Program Files\HotVirtualKeyboard\hvk.exe /ACTION Win+K
Launches the program in the safe mode. Some program functions will be disabled.
Causes the program to create a log file Log.txt in the program directory detailing program activity. This can be a helpful debugging aid.
The information contained in the log file is technical in nature and therefore not intended to be understandable by end users.
If a file with the specified name already exists it will be overwritten.
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