I'd like to point out the need for other than UK or US keyboard layouts. I personally would need a spanish layout. Will this be available, and if so, when?
Any way to add a virtual keyboard. I have a bluetooth keyboard but no dongle for the pi and the cable that comes with it appears to be just for charging.
Looks like you can use xmodmap (which is already installed as part of x11-xserver-utils) to completely customize your keyboard (as long as you're using X.)
I just used this technique to make the left-shift and arrow keys work a little bit more like my Macbook:
#!/bin/bash # Make the up arrow key act as another left shift xmodmap -e "keycode 111 = Shift_L" # disable autorepeat on new shift key xset -r 111 # Make the left arrow key the new up arrow xmodmap -e "keycode 113 = Up" # Make left control key the new left arrow xmodmap -e "keycode 105 = Left" # enable autorepeat on new left key xset r 105
I'd like to raise that "bug" too, I know the basics about modding keymappings and I also know how to change the locales etc., but in fact we all use localized physical keyboards - especially in Europe - and doesn't matter if it's a AZERTY, QWERTZ, DVORAK or whatever layout, there are lots of language specific keys needed. I contacted support for more keyboard layouts different than GB/UK yet but got the answer it is not planned in the next future especially for Pi-Top V2. That's very disappointing for me and a veritable reason not to buy a Pi-Top (and that's hard, because I really love the idea of a real Pi-driven Notebook).
I'd like to rise a petition for additional keyboard layouts but never did something like that... is anyone else interested and willing to help in that case? I appreciate that very much :)
What bothers me is the missing INSERT key, eliminating clipboard options like shift-insert and control-insert.
I use dvorak and was easily able to change my layout in the keyboard and mouse preferences in the GUI. However this change does not carry over to pi-top/DASHBOARD. When I'm there I have to hunt and peck with qwerty.