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Feature #8444

Feature #6064: Handheld Tails

Monitor development of screen keyboard in GNOME

Added by sajolida over 4 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
Category:
Accessibility
Target version:
-
Start date:
12/16/2014
Due date:
% Done:

20%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:
On-screen keyboard

Description

Good screen keyboard support is required for Tails on handheld devices and touchscreen.

GNOME is working on an integrate screen keyboard:

We should monitor their progress and help them focus on what matters, especially about:

  • The on-screen keyboard layout does not reflect the physical keyboard layout except for very few languages (but accented and other special chars can be input). See #8281#note-28 for the current state of things, and #8281#note-41 for WIP in this area. Actually there are two cases:
    • using the on-screen keyboard as a counter-measure against hardware keyloggers: then this is a serious problem as one has to context-switch between the layout of the physical keyboard and the layout of the on-screen keyboard;
    • using the on-screen keyboard for universal access reasons: in this case, one will "simply" get used to the QWERTY layout, and no context switch is involved, so it's OK-ish (except for people who switch between and other operating systems).

Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #8445: Try to configure Florence better for handheld devices Resolved 12/16/2014
Related to Tails - Bug #8312: Better integrate Florence within GNOME Shell, or replace it Resolved 11/20/2014
Related to Tails - Bug #12385: The virtual keyboard in the Greeter allows to type only a limited set of keys Resolved 03/19/2017
Related to Tails - Feature #10263: Test that the on-screen keyboard works and its layout is correctly set Confirmed 09/26/2015

History

#1 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #8445: Try to configure Florence better for handheld devices added

#2 Updated by alant almost 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #8312: Better integrate Florence within GNOME Shell, or replace it added

#3 Updated by alant almost 4 years ago

  • Related to deleted (Bug #8312: Better integrate Florence within GNOME Shell, or replace it)

#4 Updated by alant almost 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #8312: Better integrate Florence within GNOME Shell, or replace it added

#5 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

Nobody has volunteered to do this, nor reported any update, since 2 years => lowering priority.

#6 Updated by intrigeri about 2 years ago

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

#7 Updated by alant about 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to alant

#8 Updated by alant about 2 years ago

There is a nice design page on the wiki, but there to be only maintenance going on and no active developpment to implement the new design.

#9 Updated by sajolida about 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

I'll start listing issues (and possible resolution) in the description of the ticket.

#10 Updated by sajolida about 2 years ago

  • Category changed from Hardware support to Accessibility

#11 Updated by u almost 2 years ago

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

#12 Updated by u almost 2 years ago

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

#13 Updated by u almost 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#14 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Affected tool set to On-screen keyboard

#15 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

(Dumped stuff from #8281 that I don't want to see lost forever.)

#16 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Related to Feature #10263: Test that the on-screen keyboard works and its layout is correctly set added

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