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CaptSunset
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What about the 2 Onscreen Keyboards?

Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:30 am

OK...
the online instructions here for the OFD mention two different downloadable onscreen keyboards: Matchbox and Florence.

Why would you pick one over the other?

(I downloaded Matchbox and that seemed to go OK; except that unlike the instructions, I couldn't find it afterward in Accessories> Keyboard.
It's been a long day :shock: )

il_diavolo
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Re: What about the 2 Onscreen Keyboards?

Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:08 pm

In my (very limited) experience neither Matchbox or Florence are 100% satisfactory. Matchbox seems to hog processor time, all of the time, on my RPi2 28%.
Florence has different problems, it seems necessary to "sudo apt-get install at-spi2-core" to get it to work at all, the "esc" key doesn't seem to send the correct escape sequence but of the two Florence seems to be more usable (IMHO).

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Re: What about the 2 Onscreen Keyboards?

Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:07 am

Thanks for the getback (you aren't by chance related to the 'Prada'-gy' dæmon? :D )

That is odd; I'd have thought touchscreen sensing would be old-hat coding by now.
Perhaps it is related to the ten-finger touch ability ?
Tho why I'd want that except in playing a synthesizer I dunno...

Thanks again for the tip, I'll stick with the remote keyboard for now;
figuring out the case is giving me enough conundrums.

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Re: What about the 2 Onscreen Keyboards?

Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:52 am

I agree.
None of the On Screen Keyboard options are suitable.
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