OSK appears when device is connected externally over HMDI with BT conected keyboard

Bug #1580143 reported by Richard Collins on 2016-05-10
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Ubuntu UX
unity8 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The current UX for the OSK when a device is externally connected over HDMI is to always display the OSK even if a BT keyboard is connected. Although it was envisioned this UX does serve a purpose: to allow a user to disconnect from the external display and avoid manually disconnecting the BT keyboard, we feel this is not the right experience. The OSK should not appear in any instance when a physical keyboard is connected.

Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :

It's not about disconnecting from the external display (the OSK won't be shown then if a BT keyboard is present), but rather picking the device up and using its virtual touch pad feature.

Conversely, bug #1521518 discusses the opposite being a problem on the main screen - that there is no way to invoke the OSK when an external keyboard is connected.

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