I read several announcements that Plasma 5.10 will feature the qtvirtualkeyboard, an on-screen keyboard for devices that do not always have a physical keyboard at hand. I added the kubuntu backports ppa and checked in Discover that I get pre-release updates. Apparently, the following packages are already installed:


Nevertheless, I can't find a way to actually use the virtual keyboard nor helpful instructions on the internet so far..

I would mostly need the keyboard for login. The keyboard symbol in the lower left corner seen in many screenshots of Plasma 5.10 does not show on my device. Any ideas?

Thank you for your thoughts and for help!

My System:

  • Kubuntu 17.04 64-bit
  • KDE Plasma: 5.10.4
  • KDE Frameworks: 5.36.0
  • Qt: 5.7.1
  • Kernel: 4.10.0-29-generic

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