Screenkey is a tool that displays the keys you press on the screen, which is useful when recording screencasts (especially video tutorials).
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Screenkey original was abandoned, but the efforts of other developers, the application continues to live thanks to fork, which is almost a complete rewrite screenkey 0.2 (the latest version released by the original developer) and includes several improvements and new features, such as:
- Support for multiple monitors
- Customizable fonts family, size, position
- Several methods of sending keystrokes
- Support for composition keys
- Better handling of Backspace
- Improved handling of Caps
- Dynamic record pressing both control keys
- Fixes bugs found in previous versions
- Last Screenkey 0.8 also got some advanced features, such as Windows Screenkey on top of the app (first screenshot above), console placement (these features require the installation of "slop" that is not available in the official Ubuntu repositories, but are available from the main PPA repository WebUpd8 team and is installed automatically when you install Screenkey from there) and more.
Here is Screenkey in action:
Because previously did not exist repositories with the latest version of Screenkey 0.8, WebUpd8 team uploaded it to their main PPA repository along with slop (which adds in some additional features, mentioned above), so you can now easily install and update on Linux Mint and related ubuntu's derivatives.
Installation latest version into Linux Mint:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install screenkey