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Plasmoid Binary

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Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  1911
Submitted:  Mar 29 2009
Updated:  Aug 8 2010


This is the first virtual keyboard for plasma. I made it for everyone who is using a touchscreen or plans to use one.

This is now part of the kdeplasma-addons package for KDE 4.4.


There are some requirements for compiling. Check out the following from the readme.


- You need a working GNU Compiler toolchain.
- Cmake
- KDE Headers files (kde development packages)
- Xlib Header files (X develpment packages)
- XTest Extension Header files (X develpment packages)
- QT Header files (QT development packages)


In the main directory run
- cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix`
- make
- make install/strip (as root or: sudo make install/strip )



- Plasmaboard does only (!) work when you place it in the panel. You can place it on the desktop but clicking on its buttons will do nothing

- When pressing "Alt Gr" the symbols on the keyboard do not adapt. This is an issue with the underlying X-Function, which seems
only to do mapping for the shift key correctly. No known solution yet. Despite of that AltGr works as expected

- When changing the xkb-modmap, plasmaboard does not adapt automatically. You need to force the relabeling of the keys. Press "Shift" for example

- Backspace key does not work in eclipse. Don't know why. If you find other applications in which plasmaboard doesn't work as expected, please report


This is the version of plasmaboard shipped with KDE 4.5.0 plus a bugfix. I provide it here for everyone still using KDE 4.4.

Advantages over the 4.4 version are quite big. Read here:

- Fixed building bug

- WARNING: This is not compatible with KDE 4.2 anymore!
- Will be part of KDE 4.4. kdeplasma-addons
- Improved labeling of keys and its performance
- Added transparency to key notifications
- Added tooltip for the keyboard
- Enhanced scaling behaviour inside of a plasma panel

- There is now a text label on the keyboard for switching between the basic and the extended layout. I think it is necessary that you can switch between them without using the context menu. However - if you have a bette idea how to provide this switching functionality please let me know.

- Font size on buttons is now scaled with the size of the keyboard
- That means the key label will always fit onto the keys (minus some bad translations)
- the popup showing the last pressed key is working far better now

- Much code cleanup
- Fixed bug concerning the switch between layouts
- Shows the last pressed key in a tooltip

Added the patch for kdelibs, that need to be applied for getting plasmaboard working on KDE 4.2.3/4.2.4 . Perhaps some package mantainers can add it to their packages?

- Fix for plasmaboard loosing focus when opened. This needs a patch for KDE which is NOT in the vanilla 4.2.4 packages. Hope to get some package maintainers patching their distro packages. It does work on coming KDE 4.3 releases, RC1 for example.
- Added missing gpl stuff for packaging
- nothing else, sorry, no time

- Clicking on keys like Control, Alt or Meta deactivates them now
- Closing the keyboard clears all pressed function keys
- Extended mode now provides a keyboard

Bugfix. Arrows on keys should be visible with every correct plasma theme now.

Just a small build-fix. If 0.4 it built for you, you don't need it.
0.4 still has a problem with unreadable labels on some keys. That's a problem with some plasma-themes I still have to investigate. In glassified and aya it works.

Enter, Tab, Shift, Caps, Backspace and ArrowKeys now have arrows painted on instead of a text label

Plasmaboard does now have all keys you might need. You can switch to the old basic layout via the conextmenu.

Many changes in the code. But you will notice the following enhancements:
- keyboard is now fully scalable in all directions
- symbols are repeated if you keep the key pressed
- Changed WIN-label to META
- Most "known issues" are gone

0.1.1: Bugfix. Function keys work now.
(Enter, Backspace and so on didn't work in 0.1. Uh, that's painful). Changed labeling of Control and Enter-Key

0.1: Initial version

(Patch for kdelibs 4.2.3/4.2.4)
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 Doesn't work

 by warnec on: May 20 2009
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Hi. I don't know why, but your plasmoid simply doesn't work. It compiled and installed without any problems. I use opensuse 11.1 with KDE 4.2.3 and QT 4.5.2 (the problem was present, AFAIR, as well with qt 4.4)

I can move it on my desktop, when I click on a button it appears "clicked", but this has no effect on any of my windows - like nothing is typed.

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 Re: Doesn't work

 by Jinidog on: May 22 2009
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Don't put Plasmaboard on your desktop! It gets focus when you click on it there. That means it will send the clicked keys to itself. That is useless, you need the keys in the last used window.

Put Plasmaboard in the panel and use it from there.

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 Re: Re: Doesn't work

 by Anywhere on: May 27 2009
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Is there a way Plasmaboard can detect that it is not in a panel and display a warning? The Panel Spacer plasmoid does this.

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 Re: Re: Re: Doesn't work

 by Jinidog on: May 27 2009
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I'll think of that.

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 Mandriva rpm

 by kubdat on: May 26 2009
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For Mandriva 2009.1.x86_64

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 Mandriva rpm i586

 by dglent on: May 27 2009
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 Focus problem

 by schafm on: May 27 2009
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I've got a problem:

I've put plasmaboard into the panel. But when I use plasmaboard to type stuff, my application looses focus (I think plasmaboard gains the focus). So typing doesn't work for me :-/

Any hints?

I'm using kde 4.2.3 with qt 4.5.1

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 Focus stealing

 by warnec on: May 27 2009
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I can confirm that issue.

I'm also using KDE 4.2.3 with qt 4.5.1 (opensuse 11.1)

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 Re: Focus stealing

 by Jinidog on: May 27 2009
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I'm aware of this issue. The Plasma-Widget I use suddently changed behaviour so that the focus is lost. This happens on some distributions, on Ubuntu it works for example. But probably that will change.

The KDE-developers want the "steal focus" behaviour, so I need to find my own way for the popup. Not so easy. But I'll work on this.

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 Re: Focus stealing

 by Jinidog on: Jun 3 2009
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I worked out the problem with the KDE developers. I made a patch for KDE and comitted it. The bad thing is, that this will not come to KDE 4.2.4 . At least not in the vanilla one, I beg package maintainers to add the patch to their kdelibs packages. Depending on your distro, you may be lucky.
The bugfix will definetly be included in KDE 4.3.

I have to release a new version of plasmaboard, too. So expect version 0.5.2 soon. It will fix the focus bug but only together with a recent kde package that includes my patch.

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 by outeredge on: May 31 2009
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Could you add it to the cashew as an option?

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 Re: cashew

 by Jinidog on: May 31 2009
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Sometimes when this is integrated in the KDE-suite, perhaps :)

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