KeyCastOW – keycast on windows
keystroke visualizer for Windows, lets you easily display your keystrokes while recording screencasts.
- small footprint (one 100kb executable file)
- green and portable, only depends on windows system dlls
- prenty of settings for keystroke display
- hotkey to turn on/off
- Windows Defender identifies keycastow as Win32/Rundas!plock trojan.Rebuild on Windows 10.
- Add deferred label to get rid of mousedown before click
- Keep display on mouse down is holding
- Key combinations overwrite previous display
- Crashes on maximumLines set to 0
- Can’t move display to the bottom of screen because taskbar is placed on top of the desktopscreen
- Draggable label that can be turned on/off in settings
- Alignment as left can not work after restart
- hold down modifier key to keep it on display, rather than repeat it
- alignment setting, right alignment by default, so that the labels on dispaly is moving left when inline
- a visual way to set position where the labels start
- settings saved in ini file instead of registery
- new setting: Keyboard Auto Repeat, turned on by default, for example, if user holds down
a, serials of
ais generated. If the setting is unchecked, only one
ais generated, until user releases the key and presses it again.
- fixed a bug when label spacing is negative
- new setting: Quick Mouse Button Up/Down as Click, turned off by default, there are a ButtonUp and a ButtonDown for a mouse click in this case. When it’s on, if the ButtonUp is closed enough with ButtonDown, it will be displayed as a Click.
- setting of brackets/hyphen for combination keys,
<Alt - Tab>like
[Alt + Tab]
- fix bug of linger time
- setting of maximum lines on display, 10 by default.
- support mouse actions capturing, turned on by default, can be turned off from settings.
- Support multiple monitors
- Drag settings dialog to set position for keystroke display
- fixed bug Y(offset to left bottom corner) not working in settings
- new feature Display only command keys
- fixed issue Doesn’t display Shift key
- flicker free
- anti-aliasing rounded corner
- opacity settings for text/background/border
- settings preview in dialog
- branding string on screen
- fixed some bugs
As MAC user, I use keycastr, an open-source keystroke visualizer to create tech demo animation.
I’m also a Windows user, I googled alternatives of keycastr for windows several times. There are some, but none makes me happy like keycastr from MAC.
Thus one day in March of this year(2014), I finally started my own one – KeyCastOW, the
OW after keycast means On Windows.
For some reasons, this is not open-sourced, but it’s free.
For demo, here I’m using gVim under Windows with my vim configuration.
<leader> key in VIM is
s, so don’t be surprised when you’re seeing my
actions started with
s in normal mode.
And I do have some window operations started with
Here we go.