Florence documentation

François Agrech

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Revision History
Revision 0.6.2May, the 16 of 2014


This document describes how to install, configure and use Florence virtual keyboard.

Table of Contents

Preparing the dependencies
From source
From distribution package
Uninstall (from source)
Input methods
Florence modes
Florence keys
Modifier keys
Command line options
How to
Activating auto-hide mode
Using Florence at login with GDM2
Using Florence at login with GDM3
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Create your own layout
Getting help
A. GNU Free Documentation License


Florence is an extensible scalable virtual keyboard for X. You need it if you can't use a real hardware keyboard, for example because of injury, handicap, your keyboard is broken or because you use a tablet PC, but you must be able to use a pointing device (as a mouse, a trackball, a touchscreen or opengazer); If you can't use a pointing device, there is gok, which can be used with just simple switches.

Florence stays out of your way when you don't need it: it appears on the screen only when you need it. A Timer-based auto-click input method is available to help disabled people having difficulties to click. The ramble mode is another efficient input method that can help.

Florence can be used on any desktop environment.