Update: onscreen keyboard for Raspberry Pi 7″ touchscreen

Quick followup from last week’s post on setting up an onscreen keyboard. I couldn’t find a way of getting an onscreen keyboard, either matchbox-keyboard or florence, to respond on Raspbian’s logon screen. Rather than spend more time on investigating this, I just enabled the logon to desktop in raspi-config, and now logged on, either of the keyboards work as expected, perfectly well.

Florence seems to be the better of the two I tried. Once opened from the menu you can drag it around, or minimize it to a keyboard icon, so you can pop-it open as needed.

If I could get it to work from the logon screen too that would be awesome, but avoiding that issue and once you get to the desktop, it works great.

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