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Hove
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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
THBAPSA
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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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Re: Solution for Jessie and Florence virtual keyboard crash.

Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:36 pm

This fix STILL works in 2020. Exact same description of the problem as the OP. Matchbox is unacceptable to many users, so we should really try to repair the dependencies of this five years on.

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