Just got my first Raspberry and don't have a spare keyboard around. I was hoping there would be a key pallet utility to use for my password but can't find one. Help!

  • You can SSH from another computer and use the command line to configure your WiFi. You can also temporarily use a keyboard to make the settings then return it to the other computer. Oct 4, 2016 at 23:52

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There isn't an onscreen keyboard installed by default on Raspbian, so your choices are (in ascending order of hassle):

Borrow a keyboard from another computer

SSH or console cable into the Pi and change the password on the console (needs a bit of Googling if you don't know how)

SSH or console cable into the Pi and install the onscreen keyboard, then put it in on the graphical mode

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