Illume - Command line to display the keyboard ?

kimaidou kimaidou at
Wed Mar 11 09:30:40 CET 2009


Thanks very much for sharing your tool !
I am using SHR + Illume, and I would like to make the illume keyboard appear
when short clicking on AUX. So I went to the Illume configuration --> Input
--> Key Bindings, and added the command "/home/root/Scripts/illume-kbd-show"
on the Aux press.
This works well, but I cannot use the same Aux button to hide the keyboard.
The best for that would be that your script first test wether the keyboard
is displayed or not, and display / hide it depending on the "display"
status. Do you think it is possible ?

Thanks again.

2009/3/11 "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" <mail at>

> kimaidou wrote:
> > I am running SHR testing, and I am trying to display the keyboard with a
> > very short press on AUX (like under Hackable:1). To map the keys, I use
> > illume configuration : Input > Key binding. I have not found with google
> > and wiki search how to display the keyboard, such as when clicking on
> > the icon "qwerty".
> The illume keyboard supports the matchbox protocol that works over x11
> xevents, that's why I've written this small c program [1] that basically
> sends the "_MB_IM_INVOKER_COMMAND" x-atom that can control the illume
> (and matchbox) keyboard.
> You can try this binary too, simply run "illume-kbd-show" to show the
> keyboard it and "illume-kbd-show -k" to hide it.
> Using that code as base we could also use the ecore_x keyboard atoms
> (_E_VIRTUAL_KEYBOARD*) to select the keyboard to be used and so on...
> [1]
> [2]
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