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The GNOME On-screen Keyboard (GOK) includes an alphanumeric keyboard and a keyboard for launching applications. Users specify keyboards and access methods in XML, which lets them modify existings methods and create new ones. Users can set key width, height, and spacing as well as visual and auditory feedback on highlighting and selection. GOK also dynamically creates keyboards to adapt to a specific situation by redisplaying user interface components of running applications directly within GOK as keyboards. The user then has efficient access to elements of the user interface and does not need to navigate the interface indirectly though keyboard accelerators. GOK also supports the redisplay of application menus and toolbars, and includes a window activator keyboard that lists the current windows and lets users switch between them.


User manual available in HTML format from http://www.gok.ca/functional.shtml


Download version 2.30.1 (stable)
released on 28 September 2010

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module name: gok


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
LGPLJanet Casey20 June 2003

Leaders and contributors

David Bolter Maintainer
See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=gok
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://developer.gnome.org/tools/cvs.html
Developer E-mail mailto:gnome-accessibility-devel@gnome.org
Support E-mail mailto:gnome-accessiblity-list@gnome.org

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite XInput
Source requirement GNOME
Source requirement at-spi

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 15 September 2016.


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