onboard - Man Page

On-screen Keyboard


onboard [ options ]


onboard  is an on-screen keyboard that can be useful for tablet PC users, as well as  for mobility impaired people.

onboard supports macros, easy layout creation and word suggestion.


onboard accepts the following command-line options:

-h,  --help

Display a help with all available command line options and exit.

-l <LAYOUT>, --layout=<LAYOUT>

Layout file (.onboard) or name

-t <THEME>, --theme=<THEME>

Theme file (.theme) or name

-x <X>

Window x position

-y <Y>

Window y position

-s <SIZE>, --size=<SIZE>

Window size, widthxheight

-e,  --xid

Start in XEmbed mode, e.g. for gnome-screensaver

-a,  --keep-aspect

Keep aspect ratio when resizing the window

-d <DEBUG>, --debug=<DEBUG>


-m,  --allow-multiple-instances

Allow multiple Onboard instances

-q <QUIRKS>, --quirks=<QUIRKS>

Override auto-detection and manually select quirks QUIRKS={metacity|compiz|mutter}


Silently fail to start in the given desktop environments. <DESKTOPS> is a comma-separated list of XDG desktop names, e.g. GNOME for GNOME Shell.

-g,  --log-learning

log all learned text; off by default

See Also



This manual has been written by Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de> by using the options from Config.py (see COPYING file for authors of options). It is distributed under the GPL-3+ license.


Aug 2016 Version 1.4.1 X11 application