Keyboard Layouts


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This document provides an overview of the Keyboard Layout Templates available within SwiftPOS.


Before creating any Keyboards, choose a Keyboard Layout that suits your requirements. This is very important because once you have set up that Keyboard style then it is best to stick with a single Layout to avoid confusion. The Layouts are now fully customisable. The preview panel will update in real time so you can see the Layout changes as you apply them.


Example of a Keyboard Layout


The following is an example of what a Keyboard may look like once it has been customised.



This screen is accessed from here, and displays the different types of POS Keys that have been assigned using the Quick Buttons menu.


New Keyboard Wizard


The New Keyboard Wizard assists when creating a new Keyboard. The steps involved are as follows:


  1. Enter a name and select the template style, size and sales grid length and location.



Noteworthy :


  • Style - Select from the drop down menu one of the following:


  • Kiosk 1/2 - Select to create an Order Kiosk type Keyboard which provides the option of hiding the Sales Grid. The difference between Kiosk 1 and Kiosk 2 template style is how the Sales grid is displayed. Kiosk 2 does not include the add/minus buttons.

Kiosk 1

Kiosk 2

  1. Fine tune the design of the Keyboard.


Adjust the settings available in this screen for the Sales Grid, Number Pad, Fixed Keys and Other Effects to further customise the design of the Keyboard.


  • Other Effects - Depending on Style of Keyboard selected in the previous step, the effects that can be configured will vary.


  • Disable Sale Grid - Select to ensure that items in the Sales Grid cannot be selected. Note : This is primarily designed for Kiosks.

  1. Enter a name for the default home Layout.

  1. The new Keyboard will be displayed ready for Products, Functions, Finalisers, Layouts or Button Images to be assigned to the blank POS Keys. Do this using the Quick Buttons available.
  2. For an example of a customised Keyboard layout see above.


Screen Sizes


For small displays

For larger displays

1280 x 720 For wide screen displays




1366 x 768 For wide screen displays

1920 x 1080 For wide screen displays

1080 x 1920 For Portrait mode screens




Touch Layout (Size 800 x 600)

Retail (Size 800 x 600)

Alternate Layout 1




Alternate Layout 2 (Size 800 x 600)

Kiosk 1 (Size 800 x 600)

Kiosk 2 (Size 800 x 600)




NMI (AU) Compliant (Size 800 x 600)

Mobile Keyboard (Size 240 x 258)

POSTEC Fuel (1024 x 558)


* Kiosk Layouts have no Numeric Keypad and is designed for customers to place their own orders.

* Retail Layouts are designed for Retail environments where you are also using a full QWERTY Keyboard.

* Mobile Layouts can not be customised.


Sales Grid Length





Sales Grid Location





Then hit OK if you are happy with the Keyboard Layout as it is, or hit Next for more advanced customisation.





This screen enables the adjusting of the height/width and position of the Sales Grid, Number Pad and Fixed Keyboard as well as other effects.


  • Sales Grid - Toggle select the checkbox option to Show/Hide the Sales Grid. Note : This option is only available with Kiosk 1 or 2 type keyboards. It is recommended that when the Sales Grid is hidden, use is made of the Kiosk Cart (#622) POS Key to ensure the current order can be viewed.


    • Height - Displays/Set the height in the number of buttons. Note : The Sales width is fixed.
    • Top/Left - Displays/Set the position relative to the number of buttons above and to the left.

  • Number Pad - Toggle select the checkbox option to Show/Hide the Number Pad.

    • Height/Width - Displays/Set the height/width in the number of buttons.
    • Top/Left - Displays/Set the position relative to the number of buttons above and to the left.

  • Fixed Keyboard - Toggle select the checkbox option to Show/Hide the Fixed Keyboard.

    • Height/Width - Displays/Set the height/width in the number of buttons.
    • Top/Left - Displays/Set the position relative to the number of buttons above and to the left.

  • Other Effects

    • Disable Button Effects - Select to remove any shading and spacing between POS Keys. This is useful for a Layout with seamless large graphical keys.
    • Back Colour - Select to set the background colour for the entire Layout.
    • Hide Tools - Select to hide the Touch Toolbar. Mainly used with Order Kiosks. Note : If selected, this option will need a Magnetic Card Swipe or RFID Clerk Reader installed and operating to enable access to the Touch Toolbar to exit the software.
    • Default Banner Message - Displays/Enter the message that will appear instead of the Touch Toolbar when the Hide Tools option is selected.

Note : Once the Keyboard design is saved, the Other Effects can be edited in the future, but the other settings cannot be changed. A new Keyboard will need to be created to do this.


Related Topics


  1. Keyboards
  2. POS Configurations
  3. POS Keys
  4. POS Operation
  5. POS Operations
  6. Touch Settings