Stop Onscreen Keyboard ‘Onboard’ Auto-Starting in Ubuntu 16.04

Last updated: March 17, 2017

onscreen keyboard

After first time launching the onscreen keyboard in the login screen, the ‘onboard’ onscreen keyboard automatically starts up every time when I login, or backup from suspend.

launch onscreen keyboard in login

The software does not offer an option to enable / disable the auto startup feature. So here’s how to stop Onboard onscreen keyboard from auto-launching using the Startup Applications utility.


1. Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” in Unity Dash. When it launches, run command:

sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" /etc/xdg/autostart var jetpackLazyImagesL10n = {"loading_warning":"Images are still loading. Please cancel your print and try again."};