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[Bug 1543351] Re: Add on-screen-keyboard support for Xmir/Puritine apps


Hmm, I think that just about covers it actually.

Providing we're only talking about apps that work with input methods on
Unity7 already,  we're just missing a Unity8 frontend for those input
methods (Brandon knows the APIs but I forget what they're called). It
would not matter if the app is running inside Xmir, it should just work
and talk to the Unity8 frontend that's providing an OSK (or other input

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  Add on-screen-keyboard support for Xmir/Puritine apps

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Bug description:
  From perspective of product management - this is currently not a
  requirement, just want to capture it for future

  we currently can't interact with puritine apps relying on the OSK

  to add this feature in where text-box selection on an xapp results in
  triggering the osk, in unity8 would be a very large/complicated
  effort. However, with a manual capability to trigger the OSK this
  could be achieved.

  For design team
  one idea was to add a show/hide button for the OSK.
  realizing this may be undesirable to add another indicator item - a follow-on idea might be to add an alpha button in the corner of the xmir-root window (the window that holds any xapp at the moment)
  this way the button presence would only be limited to the Xapp interaction.

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