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I am planning a screencast and would prefer to use PuTTY from my Windows 7 (x64) box. However, I want the audience to see what keys I am pressing on screen.

For Linux there are screenkey or key-mon, but what can I use on Windows? I don't care if it is shareware, but FLOSS would still be preferred.

NB: this is not about the best program, it is asking for any such program as I haven't been able to find one even after putting considerable effort into the search. This is also not about software to record the screen contents in any way.

Meanwhile I also found KeyJedi, but the program won't show just any key presses. It only shows particular ones (e.g. with Alt and Ctrl) so it doesn't solve the problem.

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This script shows a mock keyboard which will highlight the key as they're pressed. This is a compiled script that will display what key are being pressed. Both should cover your need. FYI, I found them using 'autohotkey show pressed key' since I remembered autohotkey sample showing the first script. Turns out googling 'show pressed key' will do the trick too.

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Thanks. The keyboard shown is undesirable, but your search terms are helpful. Switch that to "visualize key press" and things look bleak. – 0xC0000022L Feb 27 '13 at 12:11
Turns out neither of them provide a solution as all of the solutions on Windows, including those you suggest, are picky about what they show. I will have to resort to Linux, I guess. – 0xC0000022L Feb 27 '13 at 14:51

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