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Screenkey (fork) - display the keystrokes in the screencasts


Screenkey (fork) - display the keystrokes in the screencasts

Screenkey is a tool that displays the keys you press on the screen, which is useful when recording screencasts (especially video tutorials).
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:

Screenkey (fork) - display the keystrokes in the screencastsScreenkey (fork) - display the keystrokes in the screencasts

Screenkey (fork) - display the keystrokes in the screencastsScreenkey (fork) - display the keystrokes in the screencasts

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
Good Luck!!!

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JosГ© Luis
JosГ© Luis 27 November 2015 08:00
Kudos for your page, but lacks the LMDE 2 version aka Betsy. You always point to ppa repository which is banned in LMDE. Its a pity!
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Shekin 27 November 2015 08:04
José Luis,
Installation and basic usage
Execute without installation:

To install:
sudo ./ install

Python 2.7 (Python 3 support yet incomplete)
setuptools (build only)
DistUtils-Extra (build only)
slop (
Install dependencies (on Debian/Ubuntu):
sudo apt-get install python-gtk2 python-setuptools python-distutils-extra
x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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