I am using Linux Mint 18 Mate on a tablet - everything working fine.
But there is no on screen keyboard on the lock screen. The workaround is to choose “switch user” instead, that brings me back to the login screen. From there I can unlock my running session, using an icon that brings up an on screen keyboard.
Within the session I use onboard. I am not quite happy with it, as it turns my mouse cursor to always being busy after the first use of it - but it works (ok, sometimes it does not work, as sometimes it seems to not release modifier keys, but I can close and restart it, which is quite ok).
All settings within onboard and the system properties are activated that relate to the login/lock screens. But for none of them, an on screen keyboard is displayed automatically. While I can call it in the login screen, there is no such option in the lock screen.
Is the on screen keyboard in the login screen powered by onboard as well? Cause it looks different.
Are there other on screen keyboards that are better? I will try them sooner or later, but if s. o. has an experience here, this would be greatly appreciated.
Finally: how can I enable an on screen keyboard in the lock screen?
Thanks in advance for all comments!