Official Raspberry Pi touchscreen - On screen keyboard


#1

Hi,
Yesterday I have received the official touchscreen display. I would appreciate if someone could explain to me how to activate the on screen keyboard and how to scroll the pages up and down.

Many thanks in advance for your help!


#2

You install the on-screen keyboard using this command:

sudo apt-get install matchbox-keyboard

It should then be available in the main menu under “Accessories” > “Keyboard” (you’ll need to restart to see it appear!)


#3

Hi jon,
Many thanks for getting back to me.
I will give it a go tonight as soon as I get home.
Would you please be so kind as to let me know how I can scroll the pages up and down as well? Would that be possible via a fingers geasture as you would normally do with a tablet?
Thanks a lot for your help!


#4

I’m not sure what the status of scrolling etc in LXDE is. I’ve not heard anything about it yet!


#5

That’s great. Many thanks for letting me know!
Cheers