I tried support platforms and was told that onscreen keyboard won’t appear all the time even if you enable it through accessibility. I have experienced it first hand on a laptop where the keyboard is dead. Is it going to be the same in 18.10 ? No fix ?
Which keyboard do you use? Caribou? Afaik Gnome Shell has a built-in OSK in version 3.30, thus caribou was dropped.
I am using whatever that is shipped with Ubuntu. I have not made any changes.
Then the good news is that 18.4 shipped with Caribou which is now retired in 18.10. Make sure that it is removed porperly.
If you are using Ubuntu, enable OSK and try replying to this thread using OSK without touching physical keyboard. You will know what I mean about 18.04.
If you haven’t already then please make sure a bug is open for this issue in launchpad. To open one, please run:
Then add tag
osk and more details about the problem you are facing.
OnScreen Keyboard missing- Bug #1798227