2016-03-31 7:38 GMT-03:00 Mukundan Ragavan <nonamedotc(a)gmail.com
On 03/31/2016 01:53 AM, ToddAndMargo wrote:
> Dear Fedora Xfce Live Developers,
> Request for Enhancement: please in a virtual keyboard for those
> situations where the computer in question has a Blue Tooth keyboard,
> such as on an Apple MAC.
> "florence" is in the repos and works very well on my sticks
> I keep its RPM on a separate stick and have to "click"
> on it to install it. I also have it installed on my direct stick.
> Florence is very simple and just works without any "drama".
> Believe it or not, about one in every three computers I need to
> boot off a live or direct install stick are Apples. (You hold
> down the "option" [not the flower] key when booting to select
> your Live or direct USB.)
> Many thanks,
> Mac keyboards can be described in one word: miserable. Mac
> users must not create a lot of text. Seems like
> they mainly click a lot. Who knows ...
> Chuckle: the older versions of MAC think that the Live USB
> is a "Windows" stick. Newer ones call it an "efi" stick.
That's a good idea in my opinion. We do have space on the LIVE images -
So, I wouldn't think that would be a problem.
What do other folks think?
On 03/31/2016 07:11 AM, Ignacio Rodríguez wrote:
You can plug your keyboard with the USB cable... And it will work
But +1 to the idea, just as user :)
I am an on-site only consultant. I basically fix things. The
Live and Direct USB/DVD are an invaluable tool for so very
many things, not just testing the hardware. (I also do things
like probe the entire network, etc..)
What USB keyboard? Mac's use an obnoxious Artsey-Farty
miniaturized Blue Tooth keyboard that is miserable to type
on. It has no USB connector. That is the issue.
It is really bad form to go and borrow a keyboard from a PC user,
if one even exists. Some of my customer are MAC only shops.
The customer does not need two machines out of service to
accommodate your presence. He also thinks you are an idiot,
even if he doesn't know what or why your are doing things the
way you are. The customer does not know the difference
between a Blue Tooth keyboard and any other keyboard and
you should just use the one in front of you.
With a virtual keyboard, if I got tired of it, I could always
use Blue Tooth pair bonding and switch to the miserable
MAC keyboard. Yes, you have to watch yourself type as you can
not tell where one key start and one key stops. And no delete
key either. Only a backspace key. (There may be a delete key
somewhere, but I just haven't found it.)