Support of bluetooth keyboards

asked 2017-12-10 12:27:45 +0300

jsommer gravatar image

Yesterday I tested the virtual bluetooth Serafim Keybo keyboard. It's quite cool, because it works with a projection on any flat surface.

I was able to pair the keyboard with bluetooth. My Intex Aqua Fisch with release did find the external device and show the correct name of the device. Unfortunately the key commands are not processed by SailfishOS. I tried it with the default notes app and TinyEdit form the Harbour store.

The virtual keyboard works fine with another testing device running LineageOS 14.1 with the newest build. Here the android app of Serifam for virtual music keyboard works fine either. On SailfishOS the app crashes.

I found twi featrue requests for bluetooth keyboard support in this forum from 2013 and another post about a specific Microsoft keyboard support in 2015. What is the current state of this feature? Do I have to recognize additional settings?

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Bluetooth keyboards in general should work as I am using my Jolla Tablet day to day with a HP Touchpad Bluetooth Keyboard which works fine. I also paried a Rii Keyboard with my Jolla C back in the day which also worked just fine.

leszek ( 2017-12-10 22:45:16 +0300 )edit

Thanks for your response. Did you do something else than pairing the keyboard with the bluetooth settings?

jsommer ( 2017-12-11 07:29:03 +0300 )edit

I only paired them and configured the keyboard layout in settings to use the fitting layout of the keyboard itself.

leszek ( 2017-12-11 11:16:19 +0300 )edit

Unfortunatelay this doesn't work for me. I have tested the external keyboard with macOS and it works fine. I'm afraid the bluetooth support is broken in my Intex Aqua Fish and I have to re-install the system image again. This is time consuming, becuase the phone is my productive one. I will post the issue in another thread. The reason for my assumption is, that my MacBook doesn't show the file browser for bluetooth any more.

Here are two screenshots from my bluetooth settings:

The protocolls are missing for the keyboard, aren't they? This could be a hint, that bluetooth is not working properly any more. I'm using Version Keyboard Settings

jsommer ( 2017-12-16 13:29:59 +0300 )edit

Today I received my second Sailfish device. I can't couple it with the Serafim bluetooth keyboard either.

jsommer ( 2018-01-12 17:33:00 +0300 )edit