Disable on screen keyboard permanently.
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(02-15-2022, 08:05 AM)wibble Wrote: Based on the script on the wiki page I guess something like this should work as the basis for a script which you could then add a .desktop file for:

if [ $(gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications screen-keyboard-enabled) = "true" ]; then gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications screen-keyboard-enabled false; else gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications screen-keyboard-enabled true; fi

Thanks, that works great!

What I did was use that in a shell script ~/bin/keybd, that displays the result before exiting:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

if [ $(gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications screen-keyboard-enabled) = "true" ]; then gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications screen-keyboard-enabled false; else gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications screen-keyboard-enabled true; fi

echo ""
echo ""
echo ""
echo =====================================================""
echo "Toggling on-screen keyboard..."
echo "Keyboard is now: $(gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.a11y.applications screen-keyboard-enabled)"
echo =====================================================""

sleep 2

I installed xterm since I found that unlike King's Cross the xterm window closes completely after it exits (no need to swipe up).

Code:
sudo apt install xterm

Then I created the desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/keybd_toggle.desktop:

Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Name=04 Toggle Keybd
Type=Application
Icon=input-keyboard.png
Exec=/usr/bin/xterm -fg white -bg black -e /home/mobian/bin/keybd
Categories=Utility;
X-Purism-FormFactor=Workstation;Mobile;

This makes for a very quick way to toggle the onscreen keyboard. (The reason for the number "04" in the name is to put this near the top of the screen. I have my most frequently used icons named that way, currently prefixed 00 through 04.)
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RE: Disable on screen keyboard permanently. - by Zebulon Walton - 02-15-2022, 11:48 AM

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