Is there some way to turn the predictive dictionary off?

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at
Fri Jul 25 03:38:03 CEST 2008

On Fri, 25 Jul 2008 02:06:15 +0100 Michael Sheldon <mike at> babbled:

> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> > one FIXME i have in the code is auto-detecting a "real keyboard" (usb
> > or bluetooth). if you plug in or use a REAL keyboard you'd like the virtual
> > one to just slide away and hide while this is the case (or course begin
> > able to manually bring it up if wanted). right now i don't know a CLEAN way
> > to auto-detect this. (and by CLEAN i mean a way that would work not just on
> > the freerunner, but on a desktop as well, and any other device that is
> > similar - so in future as we produce new and interesting devices - the
> > exact same code just keeps working without specific changes per device)...
> > 
> > unfortunately for me - this is a lower priority thing as well. i have no usb
> > keyboard that plugs in and works with my FR, no a bluetooth one... if i get
> > around to having these 2 - i'd definitely look into it. in the meantime...
> > anyone who wants to find a nice clean way to detect this... it'd make this
> > happen sooner... :)
>   What about checking hal at startup (then subsequently monitoring hal 
> events) to see if a device with "input.keyboard" in its 
> "info.capabilities" list exists or is added/removed?
>   I'm planning on getting a USB keyboard (a frogpad) to use with my 
> Freerunner, so might be willing to have a play around with getting this 
> sort of thing to work (time permitting).

i guess hal could be he go... need to check. not sure what all the keyboards
will turn up as... or if there is aleady one faked... not sure. need to look
into it... when i get to it :)

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at>

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