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onboard X11 application onboard


onboard – On-screen Keyboard


onboard [ options ]


onboard is an on-screen keyboard that can be useful for tablet PC
users, as well as for mobility impaired people.

onboard supports macros, easy layout creation and word suggestion.


onboard accepts the following command-line options:

-h, –help
Display a help with all available command line options and exit.

-l , –layout=
Layout file (.onboard) or name

-t , –theme=
Theme file (.theme) or name

-x Window x position

-y Window y position

-s , –size=
Window size, widthxheight

-e, –xid
Start in XEmbed mode, e.g. for gnome-screensaver

-a, –keep-aspect
Keep aspect ratio when resizing the window

-d , –debug=

-m, –allow-multiple-instances
Allow multiple Onboard instances

-q , –quirks=
Override auto-detection and manually select quirks

Silently fail to start in the given desktop environments. is a comma-separated list of XDG desktop names, e.g. GNOME
for GNOME Shell.

-g, –log-learning
log all learned text; off by default




This manual has been written by Mike Gabriel by using the options from Config.py (see COPYING file for
authors of options). It is distributed under the GPL-3+ license.

Version 1.2.0 Feb 2016 onboard

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