IDEA: Create a quick access on-screen keyboard for right hand keys (of left hand keys for lefties).
I use my left hand on the keyboard, and my right hand on the mouse. Any time I need to come off the mouse for the keyboard, often for just a single letter, it slows me down. I've seen full on screen keyboards, but that's overkill for what I'm thinking about.
The application would pop-up at a hotkey. Caps lock turn on/off would also be a good alternative. With the hotkey, it would also be easy to set up a mouse gesture if you something like Strokeit.
Immediately I would have thought of having a layout that looks like a std keyboard. But second thought is that it would be less intrusive to just have a slim column list window. First column letters, second column numbers, third column F-keys, fourth column cursor movement keys.
Then you can just click the appropriate character and have it feed to the last window/active entry field that you were in.
I would probably still pull my hand to the keyboard to do anything more than a few letters, but often all that's needed is a single letter.
I'm having trouble deciding if this is a great idea or not, but it would be useful at times. Thoughts?