Single keystrokes not recorded

Comments

8 comments

  • Paul Middlin
    When you say single keyboard strokes, I'm guessing you mean typing things without any modifier keys at all (control, alt/option, command). That is as intended- we don't make keyboard callouts for typing because filling in a form field such as this one here would generate hundreds of callouts in a few seconds. Its intent is to be more for notable commands.

    Now, that said, programs like Lightroom have commands that don't include modifier keys, like "N" or "G" to change views. So, I can see why you'd want it in this case.

    How would you expect that to work? Such that we make callouts for things you want ('N' in Lightroom) but not when you don't ('N' in Chrome or TextEdit).
    0
  • dabowphoto
    Yes, typing without modifiers but only in so far as shortcut keyboard commands within the Lightroom application (i.e. pressing 'L' for lights-out mode, 'R' for the crop tool, etc.). How about the ability to select whether you want all keyboard strokes captured, or not. that way you could set it to on when in programs like Lightroom and off when using something like Textedit?
    1
  • Paul Middlin
    Thanks; would you expect to do that during recording, before recording, or later in the Editor? (others are welcome to chime in as well)
    0
  • dabowphoto
    Personally I'd like it to be a choice before recording as to whether you'd want to save all or just the modifiers, then have the ability during the edit as to if you wanted it to show throughout the whole capture or just during certain sections.
    1
  • John
    I would like to see this too and for the same reason as the OP. In fact I was also recording Lightroom and wanted to show how the image toggles between colour and B&W while one holds down the V key.
    My preference would be to record all keystrokes and then have an additional option in the Editor. So the Generate Keystroke Callouts would have an additional check box - "Include non-modifier keystrokes".
    I'd like to distinguish between normal pressing of a key, and holding that key down for a few seconds. The viewer might understand this prolonged press and release by the shortcut remaining on screen for those seconds, but some sort of animation might help.
    1
  • jgreene777
    Ideally, you'd leave the toolbar open below the capture area and allow us to check a box on/off when we need it to capture keystrokes. I'm in the process of creating videos showing users how to search/filter within the fields of a form... for example, showing them that typing "tur" or "rni" will both return the result "turnip". Having to create manual Keystroke Callouts will become tedious and time-consuming.
    0
  • rinzwind

    I'm repeating myself here (was looking for this exact thing), but one solution is to use this very small utility that does one thing good. Show keystrokes with or without modifiers. Just read the readme. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/ws-demo/9pg70l290clw   (Microsoft Store link, Windows only for now, but heard macos version is thought about so let them know if you need it)

    0
  • John Joseph

    I was waiting the new version but when I watched the new features video found nothing!
    are your going to add this feature?

    rinzwind

    Thanks for the utility but I need the ability to control the timing, delete the mistakes that happens while recording

    it looks very simple to add this feature instead of applying new utilities!

    0

Please sign in to leave a comment.