key-mon

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Keyboard Status Monitor

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key-mon is useful for teaching or podcasts (video podcasts) to show the current keyboard status and which mouse buttons are pressed.

Installation:

Download the zip file and unzip into a directory.

unzip key-mon*.zip
cd key-mon*
sudo python setup.py install


To run just type:

key-mon

Note: The script may ask for your super user password at this point to get access to your USB events.

You can make the dialog --smaller or --larger.

Ex.

key-mon --smaller

Here's the help:

key-mon --help

Options:
 -h, --help show this help message and exit
 -s, --smaller Make the dialog 25% smaller than normal.
 -l, --larger Make the dialog 25% larger than normal.
 -m, --meta Show the meta (windows) key.
 --nomouse Hide the mouse.
 --noshift Hide the shift key.
 --noctrl Hide the ctrl key.
 --noalt Hide the alt key.
 --scale=SCALE Scale the dialog. ex. 2.0 is 2 times larger, 0.5 is
 half the size.
 --kbdfile=KBD_FILE Use this kbd filename instead running xmodmap.
 --swap Swap the mouse buttons.
 --emulate-middle If you presse the left, and right mouse buttons at the
 same time, show it as a middle mouse button.
 -d, --debug Output debugging information.
 -t THEME, --theme=THEME
 The theme to use when drawing status images
 -v, --version Show version information and exit.
 --screenshot=SCREENSHOT
 Create a screenshot.png and quit.
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Last updated on July 2nd, 2012
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