How can I write text inputs using the touchscreen display?

The touchscreen is working well, but for example, if I want to write in the terminal something, instead of writing it selects the terminal lines.

So, how could I write ls using the touchscreen pencil and then run the command?


You would need software that reads handwriting.

A quick look around found this github project.

Alternatively you could opt for an onscreen keyboard if you are running a GUI.

sudo apt-get install matchbox-keyboard
  • And is it possible to start it before running the GUI, just in the terminal where you write startx? :) Aug 11 '15 at 13:31
  • I don't think that's possible... :) Aug 12 '15 at 10:38
  • No that won't work. If it doesn't need to be attached to the Pi you could go with something like Juice SSH
    – Havnar
    Aug 12 '15 at 11:34

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