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asked 2012-10-17 14:09:47 -0500

zenotornado gravatar image

Hello Ladies and Gents,

I would like to use fedora 17 for my Exo PC Tablet PC. It's working fine but I have a problem with the virtual keyboard system. I always have to open it manualy for using it and I cant use it f.e. for typing passwords. So maybe you can help me with one of these solutions:

  1. I've a button (0xf8) and I would like to use it to open the virtual keyboard. Is there a command I can use to open the keyboard and can I use it for my passwords.
  2. Is it possible to open the virtual keyboard automaticaly if I enter a text box?

I hope you can help me.


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answered 2012-10-18 01:35:45 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

What desktop environment are you using? Gnome-shell has an accessibility setting where you can enable the virtual keyboard permanently.

Click on the accessibility icon in the top right, next to sound. Switch on "Screen keyboard".

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answered 2012-10-18 04:42:33 -0500

zenotornado gravatar image


I use Gnome. Acc, Settings are switched on but often I cant open the keyboard. f.e. when typing passwords and often it disappears in the lower task bar. Is there a shell command to open it?

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answered 2012-10-18 04:51:41 -0500

zenotornado gravatar image

f.e. Keyring, Admjn Auth.

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