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       florence - extensible and scalable virtual keyboard for GNOME


       florence [OPTIONS]


       Florence is an extensible scalable virtual keyboard for GNOME. You need it if you can’t
       use a real hardware keyboard, for example because of injury, handicap, your keyboard is
       broken or because you use a tablet PC, but you must be able to use a pointing device (as a
       mouse, a trackball, a touchscreen or opengazer); If you can’t use a pointing device, there
       is gok, which can be used with just simple switches.

       Florence stays out of your way when you don’t need it: it appears on the screen only when
       you need it. A timer-based auto-click input method is available to help disabled people
       having difficulties to click. The ramble mode is another efficient input method that can

       Florence is primarily intended to be used with the GNOME desktop, although it can be used
       on any desktop environment by using the --no-gnome option.


       -h, --help
           Print help message and exit.

       -V, --version
           Print Florence version and exit.

       -c, --config
           Open configuration dialog.

       -d, --debug
           Launch Florence in verbose mode.

       -n, --no-gnome
           Use this option if you are not using the GNOME desktop environment. This will disable
           some GNOME specific features.

       -f , --focus[=WINDOW]
           With this option, any florence input will go to the selected window. The window
           argument is the name of the window (the one that most window managers put in the title
           bar). if the window argument is not provided, florence will select the last focused
           window. This option is useful for window managers that don’t support the "not
           focusable" hint and focus the keyboard window instead of the output one. It can also
           be useful if you want to input text to a window that is not focused. This option must
           be used for the keyboard to work in GDM.

       -u FILE, --use-config=FILE
           Use the configuration file provided instead of gconf. The configuration file is a
           key-value pair file with sections. An example of configuration file is provided at


       Florence documentation in the GNOME help system.

       Florence website:


       François Agrech <>