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Solution for Jessie and Florence virtual keyboard crash.

Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:58 pm

I just updated to Jessie and my touchscreen keyboard, florence (yes, that is what you need to apt-get) stopped working - touch a key and everything related to florence vanished off the screen.

The fix is simple:

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sudo apt-get install at-spi2-core
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Re: Solution for Jessie and Florence virtual keyboard crash.

Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:18 pm

Thanks for this. It worked for me, although I was getting double key presses until I switched the input method to Mouse (from Touch screen) in the Florence settings.

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Re: Solution for Jessie and Florence virtual keyboard crash.

Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:22 am

philkingmagpi wrote:Thanks for this. It worked for me, although I was getting double key presses until I switched the input method to Mouse (from Touch screen) in the Florence settings.
Yeah, I should have mentioned that, sorry - I found the same - the "Touch" doesn't work well, but "Mouse" works perfectly
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Re: Solution for Jessie and Florence virtual keyboard crash.

Thu May 12, 2016 9:59 am

Thank you! I finally can use a good virtual keyboard on my touch screen :D

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Re: Solution for Jessie and Florence virtual keyboard crash.

Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:02 am

Hi, have you got it working with auto-hide option?

I cant make the keyboard pop-up when I click over a 'writing' layout

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Re: Solution for Jessie and Florence virtual keyboard crash.

Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:40 pm

gnalbandian wrote:Hi, have you got it working with auto-hide option?

I cant make the keyboard pop-up when I click over a 'writing' layout
I haven't - I always need my mouse to minimize Florence - I haven't tried it for a while though - I must have another go.
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Re: Solution for Jessie and Florence virtual keyboard crash.

Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:26 am

Hi there,

I have searched the forum for a related issue and this is the only one close.

My issue: I have set up a Pi3 and a 7" touchscreen which boots into the desktop then into Chromium with various flags set, including the --kiosk mode and a Google calendar. It displays nicely but I want to interact with the calendar so need a touch keyboard.

I've tried Matchbox and was considering Florence, but what I need is the keyboard to pop up when I tap into a text field, as though I were clicking into that field. I don't mind manually hiding it post text entry, but having the keyboard pop up is key.

Have you managed to crack that, or could you perhaps point me somewhere where I can dig out some additional info, please?

Thanks in advance.

Adam.

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Re: Solution for Jessie and Florence virtual keyboard crash.

Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:04 pm

cappsie wrote: but what I need is the keyboard to pop up when I tap into a text field, as though I were clicking into that field.
Florence is the "closest" I've found to that functionality. It does not pop up when you type but there is a persistent icon on the screen that you can use to show/hide the keyboard. I moved the icon to the bottom left corner of my screen, since the bottom left corner of almost everything doesn't have anything you need to click on.

I hope that helps a little. I found Florence much easier to use than Matchbox because of the show/hide feature.

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Re: Solution for Jessie and Florence virtual keyboard crash.

Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:19 pm

Zehel wrote:
cappsie wrote: but what I need is the keyboard to pop up when I tap into a text field, as though I were clicking into that field.
Florence is the "closest" I've found to that functionality. It does not pop up when you type but there is a persistent icon on the screen that you can use to show/hide the keyboard. I moved the icon to the bottom left corner of my screen, since the bottom left corner of almost everything doesn't have anything you need to click on.

I hope that helps a little. I found Florence much easier to use than Matchbox because of the show/hide feature.
Thanks! I'll give that a try.

Annoyingly, the touchscreen was working but after some update or software instal I did I, haven't been able to get it working again, subsequently.

Thanks,
Adam.

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Re: Solution for Jessie and Florence virtual keyboard crash.

Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:38 am

This also works for Raspbian Stretch.
Florence would open but crash when anything was pressed.
Installing at-spi2-core fixed the issue (didn't even need to reboot).

Thanks for posting this.
I wonder if anyone can include at-spi2-core as a requirement for Florence.
Hove wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:58 pm
The fix is simple:

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sudo apt-get install at-spi2-core

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