Onboard not work with google chrome

Asked by christian

Hello, Anyone experiment problems with Google Chrome?.
I have Ubuntu 16.04 with Google Chrome 54.0.2840.90 (64-bit). The "Onboard" keyboard not shows when an input element or the url bar in chrome get focus. Nevertheless in other apps like firefox, nautilus, libreoffice, etc onboard works fine...
Any help?

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Francesco Fumanti (frafu) said :

Hi Christian,

Thanks for your interest in Onboard.

Your problem is known to us and unfortunately, we cannot do much about it. Onboard relies on the at-spi2 framework to get informed about events on the desktop. If an application does not cooperate with the at-spi2 framework, Onboard does not get the needed pieces of information from the application to react on it. GTK3 applications for example usually have good support for at-spi2, because of the GTK3 toolkit. There are libraries to add at-spi2 support to more applications. Command to type in the terminal that installs the libraries:

sudo apt-get install libatk-adaptor libatk-wrapper-java qt-at-spi libreoffice-gtk libreoffice-gtk3

However, please be aware that even with these libraries there are still applications (for example Chrome), that don't support at-spi2.

Hoping to have been helpful.

Have a nice day,


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Vitalii Blagodir (vitalii.blagodir) said :

The Onboard on-screen keyboard auto show feature works well with Google Chrome 112.0.5615.49 (Official Build) (64-bit) and Electron 19.

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