Top 3 On Screen / Virtual Keyboards for Raspberry PLC & Panel PC
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Top 3 On Screen / Virtual Keyboards for Raspberry PLC & Panel PC
Boot & Work Corp. S.L., Fernandez Queralt Martinez

Introduction

Are you the ones that wonder: How do I get a virtual keyboard on my Raspberry PLC? Does my Raspberry PLC have a virtual keyboard? How can I control my Raspberry PLC or Panel PC without a physical keyboard?

If your Raspberry PLC has an operating system with desktop and you have a panel PC without a virtual keyboard yet, you dropped in the right place!

In this blog post, we will see how to install a top 3 of virtual keyboards, so that you can control your device with no need of a physical keyboard with your favourite virtual keyboard.

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What is a virtual keyboard

A virtual keyboard is a software that is used to emulate a standard keyboard. So, if you have a touchscreen, you will be able to simulate a real keyboard only by pressing the keys. And if your Rasperry PLC has an operating system with desktop, but you do not have a real keyboard, you will be able to click on the keys in order to simulate a real keyboard.

simulate a real keyboard - Top 3 On Screen / Virtual Keyboards for Raspberry PLC & Panel PC

TOP 3 RASPBERRY PLC 
ON BOARD/VIRTUAL KEYBOARD


1- ONBOARD

The first virtual or onboard keyboard is the Onboard keyboard. Follow these steps in order to install it:

sudo apt install 
sudo apt install onboard

If you go to the Menu > Universal Access, you will be able to see the Onboard keyboard. Click on it and start exploring the multiple configurations possibles like show/hide options, desktop integration, layouts, themes, key-press behaviour, typing assistance and more.

Onboard keyboard1 - Top 3 On Screen / Virtual Keyboards for Raspberry PLC & Panel PC
Onboard keyboard2 - Top 3 On Screen / Virtual Keyboards for Raspberry PLC & Panel PC
Onboard keyboard3 - Top 3 On Screen / Virtual Keyboards for Raspberry PLC & Panel PC
Onboard keyboard4 - Top 3 On Screen / Virtual Keyboards for Raspberry PLC & Panel PC

2- FLORENCE

Although this one has less configurations than the onboard keyboard, it also has a floating-icon and it can work properly as a physical keyboard with many styles, windows, behaviour and layout to choose.
Install it by running these two commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install florence -y
Florence - Top 3 On Screen / Virtual Keyboards for Raspberry PLC & Panel PC

3- MATCHBOX

This keyboard is a full width simple on board keyboard. Right click on the top bar for more options. Install it by running:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install matchbox-keyboard
Matchbox - Top 3 On Screen / Virtual Keyboards for Raspberry PLC & Panel PC
Top 3 On Screen / Virtual Keyboards for Raspberry PLC & Panel PC
Boot & Work Corp. S.L., Fernandez Queralt Martinez
15 November, 2021
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