I installed a Genius Keyboard and had to download a patch to make all the keys function correctly in XP Home, which they do now.
But very often the icon Hotkey Keyboard is displayed in the centre of the Task bar, taking up quite a lot of space. In Task bar properties I have gone into Customize, and selected Always Hide, but this has know effect on the icon. It can be cancelled by right clicking and selecting Close, which is the only option shown, but if I do this all the keys do not function correctly until the next reboot, when it shows itself again. I have uninstalled and installed the patch to a different location on my computer but the same icon insists on showing itself on the task bar again.