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Ubuntu 22.04 virtual keyboard only works with the Ubuntu UI

I am trying to get the virtual keyboard to come up for another language and I can only use it on the actual dash and not any applications. Is there a way to manually bring this up ? I can find no ...
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Block Caribou - again (22.04)

I have a Dell XPS 9310 with touch screen, Ubuntu 22.04 (using X11). It's not a 2-in-1, so the keyboard cannot be 'folded away'. I would like to completely disable the onscreen keyboard. Of course, ...
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Cannot type with keyboard without enabling onscreen keyboard

I'm encountering a strange issue where I can type my user password at log in time. I can also type in the activities search bar. However, when using apps, I'm unable to type with my keyboard unless ...
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Unable to use onscreen keyboard for password entry. Does not register. Click-jacking protection? Can that be disabled?

This is an update of this one from 20.04, which I guess hasn't been fixed so I want to add this for 22.04 and want to ask a bit more regarding it: Screen Keyboard not working for Password Prompt and ...
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florence virtual keyboard missing from 22.04 LTS

Florence virtual keyboard is missing from 22.04 LTS and the in built virtual keyboard in Ubuntu is only working in very few applications. It makes 22.04 unsuitable for tablets/touch screens. It was ...
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on-screen keyboard and auto-rotation does not work on Lenovo YOGA 510-14ISK in Ubuntu 22.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 the on-screen keyboard on Lenovo YOGA 510-14ISK (which is a convertible) does not open automatically nor when accessed via settings/accessibility. (in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ...
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Unususal problem with onscreen keyboard

Can anyone tell me please how to setup onscreen keyboard which I can use even after first and second login to the system. The problem is that I can't start screen keyboard when I logged in and loged ...
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Virtual Keyboard for Kubuntu 22.04, preferably suporting wayland

I recently received my GPD Pocket 3. This is a convertible netbook/tablet device that comes shipped with win 11. As Kubuntu is my OS of choice, I installed Kubuntu 22.04, with some additional scripts ...
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OnScreen keyboard doesn't register key presses in lock screen with Ubuntu 22.04

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 the OnScreen keyboard that's shipped with Gnome does not work anymore for me to enter the password on the lock screen with the Surface Go 1 tablet. This is only the ...
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No on-screen-keyboard in Firefox

I have a touch computer. And when I activate the on-screen-keyboard it does not appear when I need to input something in Firefox. (Keyboard appears when touching search box in "ubuntu software&...
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Ubuntu 22.04 screen keyboard only works sometimes

i have lenovo idea pad duet 3 10igl5, its a touch screen detachable laptop, for some reason when using the touchscreen mode, the on screen only shows up in the Ubuntu UI but not in the browser apps
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onscreen keyboard in multiple languages

I occasionally want to type in character sets other than those on my physical keyboard and it seems like onboard should be a good solution for this. I have a few languages installed on my system, but ...
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How Can I to disable onscreen-keyboard (tablet mode) its auto when i typing i need to stop it! help

This is my Problems of me, i need you to help me please, it's make me very hard for research and studying
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How to completly disable the onscreen keyboard (Caribou) on Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome 3.36.9 on a kiosk that is running a Chromium that displays a web app. App has a custom built in on-screen keyboard. However, every time when user taps on any of the ...
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On screen keyboard shortcut

I use a 2in1 convertible. Usually, when i switch the device into tablet mode, the On Screen Keyboard activated. Except sometimes it does not. And when it refuses to open up, the workflow for me always ...
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Edit source code for onscreen keyboard?

Is it possible to edit the source for the built-in onscreen keyboard? Or is it integrated into the entire OS? I'd like to make some changes for personal use (never auto-hide, swipe up for shift ...
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On-screen keyboard shortcut key

I was typing and accidentally fat fingered a key that triggered an On-screen keyboard to appear. I tried multiple key combinations and could not find a way to get it to come back. Screen keyboard was ...
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How to enable Chinese input using on-screen keyboard in Ubuntu 18.04

I am using an Ubuntu machine as a Point-of-Sale system and would like to type Chinese characters using an on-screen keyboard. This way I can pack away my physical keyboard & mouse to have a clean ...
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Default on-screen keyboard and Onboard show up at the same time on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS

I am relatively new to Linux, but I managed to solve all my issues until this one happened. I am using a Raspberry Pi running Ubuntu 20.04.3 as a PC with a touchscreen monitor. I have installed ...
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Remove the "Region & Language Settings" option from GNOME Onscreen Keyboard

I use Ubuntu 20.04. I am trying to install a kiosk and I need to hide/remove the Region & Language Settings option from the GNOME Onscreen Keyboard (GOK) when I press the flag key. As you can see ...
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keyboard not found on toughbook CF-20

I'm trying Ubuntu 20.04 on a Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 (a convertible laptop/tablet machine https://www.panasonic.com/content/dam/pim/au/en/CF/CF-20/CF-20/CF-20MK1%2520Brochure.pdf) from the startup ...
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Problem with ON SCREEN KEYBOARD (ONBOARD) on Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)

How to use ONBOARD KEYBOARD on Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)? Up to Ubuntu 20.04. everything worked fine. After the ONBOARD was launched on 21.04. screen sharing is incorrectly enabled ... Does anyone ...
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Thinkpad L13 Yoga onscreen-keyboard stops working

Thinkpad L13 Yoga G2 running Ubuntu 20.04 when flipped like this: screen keyboard sometimes stops working properly: "Space", "Delete" keys are not functioning. If I return to ...
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On screen keyboard: why does it have no special keys like Esc, Ctrl, Alt, Tab or arrow keys?

There's one issue that is bothering me with Ubuntu on my tablet: why does the default on-screen keyboard not have any special function keys like Esc, Ctrl, Alt, Tab or arrow keys? That makes using e.g....
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on-screen keyboard help

I have installed ubuntu 20.04 onto a lenovo miix 2. the pc is predominately a tablet. The on-screen keyboard works as it should and pops up whenever it is needed. Is there a way to add additional ...
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How to display onboard keyboard for one language only?

I use two languages: English and Arabic. I would like to display the onscreen keyboard when using Arabic, but not English. Is there a way to automate this?
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Getting an on-screen (onboard) keyboard to work on ubuntu20

I just got an Ubuntu 20.04.2 installed and need to change keyboard often, between English, Russian, German and Danish. The are no results from searching for it ("no results" when asking for ...
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Onscreen keyboard (Onboard) doesn't work on login screen and makes desktop unusable after login

I'm obliged to use the onscreen keyboard (i.e Onboard). I decided to update my PCs to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. However, I'm facing problems with the on-screen keyboard with all of them It's impossible to ...
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Screen Keyboard not working for Password Prompt and Show Applications Popup

Recently updated Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, post that I am not able to use Screen Keyboard on Authentication Required pop up prompts to type password and also for Show Applications window. As shown in image, ...
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sddm blocks screen with on-screen keyboard in Ubuntu 20.04

I have recently installed KDE 5 (kde-plasma-desktop) on Ubuntu 20.04, and as part of the installation, it asked me to switch the login screen manager to sddm. When sddm starts (either on boot, or ...
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20.04 LTS Changing OSK ( OnScreen Keyboard ) colours

Is there a way to change the background and text colours used to display the OSK? I would like to have bold Cyan text on a Black background.
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How to get rid of the virtual keyboard that appears in login screen on KDE Plasma Ubuntu?

I recently installed KDE Plasma Ubuntu and every time I log in my user account a virtual keyboard shows up on the screen covering half of if. I will never use that keyboard so how can i get rid of it?
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How to disable on-screen keyboard in my touchscreen laptop?

I have a Laptop which supports touchscreen, and since I moved to Ubuntu, there is some on-screen keyboard popup which is very annoying. Every time I touch a text-filling form, the keyboard shows up. I ...
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How to enable a full-functional screen keyboard on Ubuntu 20.04?

I need a screen keyboard with shift, ctrl, and etc, but the screen keyboard on ubuntu 20.04 doesn't support them. I use screen keyboard on a tablet.
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Changing Keyboard language in on-screen keyboard

How to change the language of my keyboard in a way that when I enable screen keyboard it should show the keyboard in the language which I selected and not in English via selected language keyboard.
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Onscreen keyboard keeps popping up - Ubunto 20.04

Since an update about 2/3 weeks ago, every time I touch the screen of my laptop the onboard keyboard annoyingly pops up. I was hoping this issue would get solved with new updates but since it is not ...
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Keyboard Stops working after flashing not allowed sign

I have been using Ubuntu from last 2 years and i don't know from where this problem suddenly arises. My keyboard is working fine on login screen of Ubuntu and lets me in. But after entering desktop ...
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Caribou opens even with the setting disabled

I'm using a Dell Latitude E7470 running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa and GNOME version 3.36.2. My problem is that the on-screen keyboard opens up even if the setting is disabled. Pretty much the same ...
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On screen keyboard doesn't change with language

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. I have installed two languages English and Korean. I turned on On Screen Keyboard. But when I change language to Korean and use the on screen keyboard, it still shows English ...
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20.04: Command / Shortcut to toggle on-screen keyboard?

Currently I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on my Microsoft Surface. I want to have it so I can toggle the On-Screen keyboard via a command. I specifically mean this keyboard: Currently the only way to do it is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: On screen keyboard pops up whenever clicked on text input box. It should only pop up when touched

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from Ubuntu 19.10. I'm using Lenovo Thinkpad L380. In 20.04, the on-screen keyboard was disabled and I enabled it by following this guide - Use an on-screen ...
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Ubuntu 20.04, on-screen keyboard not showing when using touchscreen on LENOVO YOGA 500

Well, the title says it. I have a Lenovo yoga 500, recently updated to 20.04. When I was on 19.10, the keyboard used to show automatically when I touch a textbox. However, now it won't open, unless I ...
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Running Kubuntu on 2 -1 tablet (Dell Latitude 5175)

After a long uphill battle to get linux running on my tablet I finally decided to write here. I am trying to run a stable linux distro on my 2 in 1 tablet with touchscreen functionality and all the ...
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How do I completely deactivate the Screen Keyboard?

So, when I go to settings, in Accesibility, the option for the Screen Keyboard is off. But whenever y touch the screen (my laptop allows me to) on a website and there is any element of text, the ...
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Screen Keyboard on - how to activate it

With Screen Keyboard switched on, I wonder how I can activate it. Sometimes it appears as when logging in and while typing the password, but in many other situations it does not appear. How can I ...
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Degraded multi-touch touchscreen capabilities from 18.04 to 19.10

I just got my new Lenovo L13 Yoga, and briefly tested several Live-Versions in order to get the best solution out of the box. My experience (tested w/ Firefox and LibreOffice Draw): Ubuntu 19.10 (...
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How can I disable/enable the on-screen keyboard's auto-show behavior from a script?

I recently got a laptop with a touchscreen, and I'm running Ubuntu 19.10. The on-screen keyboard comes up when I focus a textbox with the touchscreen, and I usually don't want it to. However, this ...
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Replace or enhance default on-screen Keyboard

I am running Ubuntu 19.04 on a Surface Go. There is the default on-screen keyboard which looks exactly like the ones on phones. But I need (at least sometimes) the extra keys like Alt, Ctrl, and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 not accepting password

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 my password is no longer being accepted on the login screen. The funny thing is that the password is accepted through the terminal and when I enter it using the on-...
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18.04 Completely disable on-screen keyboard [duplicate]

I'm running an app in kiosk mode. Currently swiping up triggers the Ubuntu on-screen keyboard. How can I completely disable this keyboard? I will never want it in this instance
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