laora
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 2:39 pm

Virtual Keyboard with RPi 3

Thu May 09, 2019 2:49 pm

hello,

I am using a RPi 3 with a screen.

The subject of my project is to open a chromium page in a kiosk mode and a virtual keyboard has to appear when we need to type and then to disappear when we don't type.

The kiosk mode is working, everything is right
The problem is with the virtual keyboard

I tried the florence, onboard and matchbox virtual keyboard

I don't know how top make it appear and then disappear

With the onboard, i can set my preferences and make it appear and disappear but it just appear when i launch it

Thanks for reading
Have a nice day

Andyroo
Posts: 2954
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:49 am
Location: Lincs U.K.

Re: Virtual Keyboard with RPi 3

Fri May 10, 2019 9:52 pm

Florence has an auto-hide mode but you often need a separate program to hook into it - I do not have this loaded on a Pi to see if it works or if at-spi-registryd is even loaded on Raspbian :oops:

Details are http://florence.sourceforge.net/english/how-to.html
Need Pi spray - these things are breeding in my house...

BespokeTech
Posts: 40
Joined: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:14 pm

Re: Virtual Keyboard with RPi 3

Sat May 11, 2019 3:45 pm

laora wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:49 pm
hello,

I am using a RPi 3 with a screen.

The subject of my project is to open a chromium page in a kiosk mode and a virtual keyboard has to appear when we need to type and then to disappear when we don't type.

The kiosk mode is working, everything is right
The problem is with the virtual keyboard

I tried the florence, onboard and matchbox virtual keyboard

I don't know how top make it appear and then disappear

With the onboard, i can set my preferences and make it appear and disappear but it just appear when i launch it

Thanks for reading
Have a nice day
Are the pages shown on the kiosk your own? If so what I have done in the past is used php exec to launch the virtual keyboard on the needed pages and then kill it on pages that dont.

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