How to enable On-Screen Keyboard in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
Turning on the on-screen keyboard in Ubuntu Linux is a little more complicated than it should be. These tips should work for any version of Ubuntu within the last few years, but I’m using Ubuntu version 10.04 Lucid Lynx.
The simple way to enable the on-screen keyboard is to run the program from the Terminal:
However, if you cannot use the keyboard, you cannot type. On to method 2:
- Go to System -> Preferences -> Assistive Technologies in the Ubuntu menu.
- Select “Enable assistive technologies”.
- Click “Preferred Applications”.
- Under Mobility, select onBoard from the drop-down menu. Check “Run at start”.
- Log out and log back in, and the On Screen Keyboard is now enabled.
If you want to enable the on-screen keyboard at the login screen, please read my VMware Lucid Lynx guide, it’s explained as part of that tutorial.