[SHR-U] Stop keyboard auto-display?

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak seba.dos1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 18:37:46 CET 2010

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 18:33, vancel35 <vancel at thespazcat.com> wrote:
> Back in the days of the April release for SHR-Testing, the keyboard wouldn't
> auto-display, and I thought that was somewhat inconvenient, so I was happy
> when I upgraded to SHR-U and saw that the keyboard would auto-display when I
> clicked in text fields.
> However, I've found that the behavior is more annoying than having to pull
> up the keyboard when I want it.  There are many times that a program will
> automatically put the cursor into a text field, and I don't want to do
> anything with that text field, so I have to manually close the keyboard.
> Then I click somewhere else on the screen, and it happens to go into a text
> area again... the keyboard auto-displays, and I have to manually close it
> again.
> Is there a configuration that I can tell it to only display and hide
> manually?  I want it to stay invisible until I want it, and I want it to
> stay visible until I'm done... indicated by hitting the button to activate /
> deactivate.  I don't want it to try to interpret when it thinks I want it
> and when I don't.
> I've searched the mailing list using Nabble, and the only thing I found was
> from when the matchbox keyboard was a separate application, and there was a
> separate configuration (/etc/matchbox/session).  Unfortunately that path
> doesn't exist in the December release.
> Thanks for any info.
> -Laura
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That's matchbox-keyboard-im which makes keyboard popping up
automatically with GTK+ apps (don't be suggested with name, on default
install matchbox-keyboard-im pops up Illume keyboard ;)). You can
uninstall that package.

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak

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