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Feature #5563

Add virtual keyboard to Tails Greeter

Added by Tails over 6 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Accessibility
Target version:
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
Affected tool:
Greeter

Description

In order to protect users against encryption passphrase and sudo password compromise in the presence of a hardware keyboard logger, the Florence Virtual Keyboard should be available in Tails Greeter.

Implementation research

A proof of concept has been implemented :

  • add florence.desktop to gdm greeter session
  • florence needs a system tray to enable user to access its icon, so, install trayer and add a corresponding .desktop to gdm greeter session.

This works, but a solution which does not require to display another panel has to be found.

Why do we "have" to find another solution? If we really have, how hard would it be to have the existing tails-greeter panel act as a system tray?

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Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #7500: Tails Greeter is not accessible Duplicate 07/06/2014
Related to Tails - Feature #10041: Requesting feature: Virtual keyboard at initial bootup of welcome screen Duplicate 08/14/2015
Related to Tails - Feature #10814: Add icon to easily launch virtual keyboard Resolved 12/31/2015
Related to Tails - Bug #12385: The virtual keyboard in the Greeter allows to type only a limited set of keys Resolved 03/19/2017
Duplicated by Tails - Feature #5783: Florence Virtual Keyboard to be available at first prompt Duplicate
Duplicated by Tails - Feature #5587: Add a virtual keyboard in Tails Greeter Duplicate
Blocks Tails - Feature #6064: Handheld Tails Confirmed 07/10/2014

History

#1 Updated by 2Be over 6 years ago

It is not only important for security. I am running Tails on a Slate and when I'm on the road I usually have no physical (non-bluetooth) keyboard available to activate my persistence partition which is kind of annoying. Would love to be able to use that feature on this device always as well.
Thanks for your great work!

#2 Updated by intrigeri about 6 years ago

  • Category set to 165
  • Starter set to No

#3 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from tails-greeter: add florence to Add the Florence virtual keyboard to the Greeter

#4 Updated by emmapeel about 5 years ago

  • Related to Feature #5587: Add a virtual keyboard in Tails Greeter added

#5 Updated by sajolida about 5 years ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #5783: Florence Virtual Keyboard to be available at first prompt added

#6 Updated by sajolida about 5 years ago

  • Related to deleted (Feature #5587: Add a virtual keyboard in Tails Greeter)

#7 Updated by sajolida about 5 years ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #5587: Add a virtual keyboard in Tails Greeter added

#8 Updated by sajolida about 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Add the Florence virtual keyboard to the Greeter to Add Florence virtual keyboard to Tails Greeter

#9 Updated by sajolida almost 5 years ago

#10 Updated by sajolida almost 5 years ago

#11 Updated by sajolida almost 5 years ago

#12 Updated by BitingBird almost 5 years ago

  • Related to Bug #7500: Tails Greeter is not accessible added

#13 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago

  • Target version set to 2017

#14 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #10041: Requesting feature: Virtual keyboard at initial bootup of welcome screen added

#15 Updated by mckaygerhard almost 4 years ago

The xkbd are more captable to implement at the gdm, inclusivelly comes with some notes,

florence does not perform well on display greeters.. only has a "eye candy" asct,

xkbd has more usefully behabior

#16 Updated by intrigeri about 3 years ago

  • Target version deleted (2017)

#17 Updated by intrigeri almost 3 years ago

  • Related to Feature #10814: Add icon to easily launch virtual keyboard added

#18 Updated by alant over 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from Add Florence virtual keyboard to Tails Greeter to Add virtual keyboard to Tails Greeter
  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved

Caribou is working in the greeter in 3.0~beta2

#19 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

  • Category set to Accessibility
  • Target version set to Tails_3.0

#20 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #12385: The virtual keyboard in the Greeter allows to type only a limited set of keys added

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