Screencast with key status tool

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In the next days i will start produce screencasts only on a xubuntu-pc .
Well someone now Heathenx Screencasters. I like it very much. He use the tool key status monitor.
This is a very useful tool to show watchers what you doing with your mouse and which keys/shortcuts you use.

A new Version is on Google.code:


But don`t like the mouse buttons, so i create a new custom set using Inkscape. It is now more like an real and modern hardware i think. If you want to use this graphics, please fell free to download it directly here an put it into the png-folder:



This is a screenshot with custom buttons on my machine (yes, i like this darklooks theme 🙂 ):


The only problem is the german keyboard layout. Tobias Jakobs (from the and i try to solve this but with some changes in the key-status file, but we cant get a good solution cause we are not programmers.

He added commandline option for delays.

My silly solution is, to rename some keys or save other png-graphics into the folder but it don`t work fully.


And we have the letters: Ö / Ü / Ä (the png`s are ready for it now)

This software is written in Phyton.

If someone (programmer) can help us, please contact me ! Thanks.

chrisdesign (@) gmx (dot) net

3 thoughts on “Screencast with key status tool

    Silvyn! said:
    September 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    It look great ! 🙂

    mubon said:
    August 26, 2010 at 11:52 am

    iam visual programer, i want you let me try to make that program for windows.

      chrisdesign said:
      August 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm

      Hey that would be great ! The projekt is now on google.code. You can take the code there and programming it for Windows users.
      Please let me know when it works on a win-machine. I will blog about that.

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