I have a Raspberry Pi 3 and an offical Raspberry Pi touchscreen and I want to use them as a tablet. This sort of works by installing an onscreen keyboard, but the keyboard does not automatically pop up when entering an input field like on for instance Android. Is there a way to make this work?

I am willing to change OS from Raspberian to something else or make some code changes if that is what it takes.

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    Have you tried running Android on the Pi? The modifications required for this to work are kind of extreme, and Android already has this in place.
    – Aloha
    Jan 28 '17 at 10:17
  • I haven´t looked into using Android. I wasn´t aware it was an option really. I will check it out, thanks!
    – oyse
    Jan 28 '17 at 20:01
  • Here's something to get you started: raspberrypi.org/magpi/android-raspberry-pi
    – Aloha
    Jan 29 '17 at 2:12
  • @pandalion98: Are there any versions of Android for the Pi that are truly usable? Last I saw most distributions struggled to even boot properly.
    – Jacobm001
    Jan 31 '17 at 17:59
  • @Jacobm001 There are versions that are usable, more or less. raspberrypi.org/magpi/android-raspberry-pi
    – Aloha
    Feb 10 '17 at 2:20

Florence virtual keyboard claims to have this feature (called "auto-hide mode"), which should work with modern applications implementing accessibility API (e.g. GTK+ and Qt 5): enter image description here

For a system-wide experience, you'll probably have to install a modern desktop environment like GNOME or KDE. As far as I know, default Raspbian desktop lacks such features.

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