On Screen Keyboard

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JesseR
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Post#1 by JesseR » 31 May 2018, 19:30

I have looked around and most of the post I have found are old, I am also hoping there is a new and easier way to do it.
I am running 4.6.0 with firefox, with a touch screen monitor, the touch screen works great for the mouse, but is there a way to have an on screen keyboard pop up when needed? or have one on the screen at all times?

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Post#2 by brokenman » 31 May 2018, 22:40

Are you using the kiosk version of Porteus? If so try posting in the kiosk section where you will be more likely to get help.
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Post#3 by fanthom » 01 Jun 2018, 06:27

Hi Jesse,

Its enough that you install virtual keyboard addon on any Linux system in Firefox version below 57 (this must be legacy addon and not web-extension) then remaster the kiosk installation ISO and add this addon to following module and folder:

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003-settings.xzm/home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/c3pp43bg.default/extensions
remember to change ownership to guest:

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chown 1000:1000 addon.xpi
You may follow this doc in order to remaster the ISO:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/kiosk-customization.html

in case of troubles please contact with builds@porteus-kiosk.org:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/builds.html

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Post#4 by rob » 24 Sep 2018, 15:29

Any trick to get the new xvkbd keyboard to work like a browser_preferences= containing "VirtualKeyboardEnabled": 1, or is installing https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... olinlfninn still the preferred option?

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Post#5 by fanthom » 24 Sep 2018, 17:57

Hello rob,

1) xvkbd is a standalone app, completely separated from the browser so it wont popup automatically when you click on the input field. It could only be visible on the screen all the time (custom build required).

2) Policy "VirtualKeyboardEnabled": 1 applies to CHROME OS only. People often miss this important info in the policies description ....

3) This extension is your best option at the moment.
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