I'm disabled and use an on-screen keyboard to type and I'm having a problem with VMWare. VMware won't accept input from my primary OSK (SofType) or from the default Windows 8 on-screen keyboard - is there a fix?
I don't have access to appliance 2014, but since it's Ubuntu-based, you should have an application called Onboard under the applications. If you don't, you may install it by executing
sudo apt-get install onboard
in the terminal (the password is crimson, if you are asked to enter one).
NOTE: you may copy and paste the previous line since you don't have keyboard in the appliance. You may refer to this for additional information about copying from your host machine and pasting into your guest machine.
If you want to use Host On-Screen keyboard with VMware workstation you have to do some setting for that follow step below :
- Go to workstation menu.
- Click on edit button.
- Click on Preference.
- Click on Input.
- Check mark on "Grab keyboard and mouse input on key press".
- Click on ok button.
Now it done..