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I've seen several screencasts (recorded on Mac OS X) which show a nice little "toast" indicating which shortcut key is being pressed by the screencaster, typically in the middle of the screen. Is this a feature of the screencasting software? Is there an app that does this that stands alone?

I regularly do presentations for programming classes, and I want a way to show my audience what shortcuts I'm activating.

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Screenflow has an option to display the pressed keys, but they will only be shown in the recorded screencast.

There are also standalone apps that display the keys in real time like Keycastr and Mouseposé.

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Exactly what I was looking for, thank you. –  lyricsboy Apr 1 '12 at 16:46
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KeyCastr had been abandoned, and it needed a little modernization love, so I forked it here: github.com/bignerdranch/keycastr –  lyricsboy Apr 1 '12 at 17:17
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