On screen keyboard

13 posts
by matbos » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:07 pm
Is there an on-screen for raspbian?
Posts: 62
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:29 pm
by JeremyF » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:17 am
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install matchbox-keyboard

or download this file:
http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/ma ... _armhf.deb
Code: Select all
sudo dpkg -i matchbox*
{sig} Setup: Original version Raspberry Pi (B, rev1, 256MB), Dell 2001FP monitor (1600x1200), 8GB Class 4 SD Card with Raspbian and XBMC, DD-WRT wireless bridge
Posts: 516
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:06 pm
by matbos » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:19 am
Thanks, that worked fine.
Posts: 62
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:29 pm
by jackokring » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:22 am
Now if it included a joystick to mouse driver, then it would be perfec. :D

Cheers Jacko
Pi=B256R0USB CL4SD8GB Raspbian Stock. https://sites.google.com/site/rubikcompression/strictly-long https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1615413/Own%20Work/Leptronics.pdf https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.compression/t22ct_BKi9w
User avatar
Posts: 784
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:27 am
Location: London, UK
by VK4ZW » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:08 am
I am new to Linux and Raspberry Pi. I downloaded the onscreen keyboard as you instructed using the direct download. How do I now get to the onscreen keyboard and how do I pin an icon on the desktop?

Thanking you very much in advance.


Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:01 am
by Wertox123 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:39 pm

sudo matchbox-keyboard

to open it
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:36 pm
by paenny » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:58 am
create a file on the Desktop called keyboard.sh

write in the file

Then open a terminal and
write :
cd Desktop
chmod +x keyboard.sh

Now you can double click the file and your keyboard will appear.
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:53 am
by fboteroh » Fri May 24, 2013 6:13 pm
I'm also beginer :| . I've tried it all but after typing sudo matchbox-keyboard nothing happens. What should I do? Tks!
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri May 24, 2013 5:59 pm
by bantayan » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:53 am
It is suddenly working :)
Possible due to a reboot..

Hi, I have the same problem
sudo matchbox-keyboard
does not work
Last edited by bantayan on Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:49 am
by texy » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:45 am
Are you in X ?

"2.8inch TFT LCD + Touch screen" add-on boards for sale here :
50p goes to the Foundation ;-)
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
Posts: 2337
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:59 am
Location: Berkshire, England
by ErFillion » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:57 am
Hey guys, for those who does not have direct internet access to their pi, or just want to download the keyboard to install it indirectly, here are the sources :
http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/libf/libfakekey/libfakekey0_0.1-7_armhf.deb . Those worked for me, do not forget to type : sudo matchbox-keyboard or to create the keyboard.sh to activate the on screen keyboard as directed by the other users. You welcome.
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun May 12, 2013 4:46 pm
by thak » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:48 pm

Does anyone knows how to change the default layout?
I already know that e few other layout are inclued with matchbox keyboard (like the "Finger" one named keyboard-fi.xml) but i don't understand how we can change the standart layout with an another one...
The read me file explain how to create a layout but i don't see something about changing it or i miss something...

thx for your help!
Posts: 34
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:22 pm
by nachiketh » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:43 pm
Hi Folks,
This is a great little tool for a touch keyboard, can we make this keyboard overlay on an application say a browser, right now what is happening is that I can run either the keyboard or the application(browser). So can we run this application in "always in the front" mode. :roll:
Thanks & Regards,
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:54 pm