Introduction to GOK

GOK is a dynamic onscreen keyboard. It features Direct Selection, Dwell Selection, Automatic Scanning and Inverse Scanning access methods and includes word completion.

Package Information

GOK Dependencies


libgnomeui-2.10.0, ScrollKeeper-0.3.14, libwnck-2.10.0, AT SPI-1.6.4 and GNOME Speech-0.3.7



Installation of GOK

Install GOK by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome --localstatedir=/var/lib &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
chmod -v 644 `pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`\

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts ScrollKeeper files in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.

Configuring GOK

Configuration Information

It is recommended that you configure your input device as an “Extended” input device. Exact configuration methods depend on the type of hardware attached to your system. See the README file in the package source tree and GOK Help for information on how to configure your input device.


Installed Programs: gok and create-branching-keyboard
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/apps/gok, /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/schemas/apps/gok, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/help/gok, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gok, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gtk-doc/html/gok and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/omf/gok

Short Descriptions


is a dynamic onscreen keyboard utility.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600