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How to activate virtual keyboard explicitly by touch screen?

Venca B Spam
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How to activate virtual keyboard (next VK) explicitly by touch screen?

Business requirement / Use case:
- Start using the system as laptop with physical keyboard.
- Physically flip the screen hardware by 180° (e.g. as on Yoga 500).
- Continue using the laptop as tablet
- When wanted to use VK, swipe along the bottom edge towards center of the screen.
(Alternatively the trigger could be hw sensor e.g. LID/FLIP sensor and/or system panel icon/action)

This is duplicate of my question I posted here https://askubuntu.com/questions/977415/ ... s-or-swipe, I put it here too as I feel this is also relevant place to search for an answer.

Although knowing that the VK is available on lock screen, login manager and it could be even explicitly used when starting particular application (using the OS environment variable QT_IM_MODULE=qtvirtualkeyboard), I did not find any way how to activate it on already running application (and also disable it).

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