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Re: Screencast Key Display with Capslock <-> CTRL respect?


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Screencast Key Display with Capslock <-> CTRL respect?
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:32:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Tory S. Anderson) writes:

> I've been making screen casts for emacs and am looking into programs
> that display the keys being used. I'm on Linux with KDE, which effects
> some of the options. I was pretty happy with the way KeyMon works, and
> it was available in the repos; but then I noticed that although it has
> dedicated display positions for the CTRL key, it still registers my
> Capslock as a capslock stroke although I have it bound as CTRL. This
> means that it doesn't properly capture any commands normally using
> L-CTRL for my viewers. I'm sure there are other emacs screen casting
> folks out there; do you have a suggestion for getting a key monitor
> program that will properly interpret my Capslock as a CTRL? Or of
> changing a setting to make that happen in KeyMon? I don't know much
> about key-capturing on a system level, but apparently KeyMon is
> grabbing things at a lower level than KDE.


I've got an emacs command M-x toggle-echo-keys to show the emacs keys
and commands used.

https://gitorious.org/com-informatimago/emacs/source/pjb-echo-keys.el

You may see it in action with this ttyrecord:

ftp://ftp.informatimago.com/users/pjb/lisp/string-01--132x48.ttyrec
xterm -geometry 132x48 -e ttyplay string-01--132x48.ttyrec


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