[Gta04-owner] solved: set qwerty keybd layout as default (was: QtMoko v52)

e.waelde ew.ng7125 at nassur.net
Sun Feb 10 15:31:29 CET 2013

Hello Frode,

On 02/10/2013 01:49 AM, EdorFaus wrote:
> On 02/09/2013 07:01 PM, e.waelde wrote:
>> 2. I find it annoying that I have to switch the layout
>> (querty) every time I use the keyboard. After hide/show the
>> layout is back to abcde. So is there a place to request the
>> qwerty layout at start?
> You can rename the files the keyboards are stored in, so that
> the qwerty one comes first when sorted alphabetically, as that
> is apparently what the keyboard program uses to select the first
> one.
> Note that you'll have to restart QtMoko to get it to notice the
> changes - just give it a long press on the power button and then
> select the "Restart QtMoko" button.
> The keyboards are stored in the /opt/qtmoko/etc/im/svgkbd/
> folder, in the .svg and _shift.svg files there. (I assume you
> should keep the prefix the same for both variants of a keyboard.)
> As an example, I renamed abc.svg to zabc.svg and abc_shift.svg
> to zabc_shift.svg, and now the qwerty keyboard comes up first
> for me.

Cool Trick! Thank you very much for your detailed explanation!
This makes my day!


> (Btw, these are standard .svg image files - you can edit them
> with e.g. Inkscape to modify what the keyboard looks like and
> what keys are included - e.g. for national variants. :) (I'm
> working on making a Norwegian variant, myself.))

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