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Author Topic: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed  (Read 6184 times)

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Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« on: April 02, 2009, 03:25:27 PM »
I want to know what code a certain media key on my keyboard sents to my pc. I just want something what says which key is pressed. That's all. Scancode is fine aswel.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2009, 03:40:15 PM by Coeluh »

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Re: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 04:15:08 PM »
I think Skrommer had made a little app that when run showed what keyboard keys were being pressed, it was called ShowOff. It may be what you are looking for.
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Re: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 04:17:30 PM »
I almost suggested ShowOff myself -- which is a cool program meant to show on screen in a nice big font the key being pressed, and was designed for making screenscast video recordings.. It's a very useful tool for such purposes.

BUT, i think what Coeluh is asking for (correct me if wrong!) is something to help him figure out what the hotkeys or keyboard scancodes are for certain keys, so that he can use these codes in another program.

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Re: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 04:21:14 PM »
I almost suggested ShowOff myself -- which is a cool program meant to show on screen in a nice big font the key being pressed, and was designed for making screenscast video recordings.. It's a very useful tool for such purposes.

BUT, i think what Coeluh is asking for (correct me if wrong!) is something to help him figure out what the hotkeys or keyboard scancodes are for certain keys, so that he can use these codes in another program.

Oh, if that's the case i dunno which app to recommend.
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Re: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009, 04:35:43 PM »
I want to know what code a certain media key on my keyboard sents to my pc. I just want something what says which key is pressed. That's all. Scancode is fine aswel.

try this:
http://www.tranglos.com/keytest.zip

(Really bare-bones, tested only on XP.)

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Re: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 04:53:26 PM »
Another one, oh hell, while we're at it :P

showmethekeys.PNG

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Re: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009, 04:42:45 AM »
Thanks for the reply's, I found out the scancode is 133. Now what I need is try to do some ahk coding. I want to when 133 is pressed simulate a alt-f4
« Last Edit: April 03, 2009, 04:49:05 AM by Coeluh »

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Re: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009, 09:41:56 AM »
That's exactly how I'm using HotkeyP (again, sorry...), besides other functions. And I don't even need to know the scancode. But you require some eye candy, don't you? Then HotkeyP is out of luck, it's packed with features in lieu of graphical attractiveness.  :P

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Re: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2009, 10:02:23 PM »
off-topic perhaps, but some of the member avatars are sure getting weirder.. :huh:

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Re: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2009, 04:26:11 AM »
off-topic perhaps, but some of the member avatars are sure getting weirder.. :huh:
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Re: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2009, 09:37:08 AM »
I can't figure it out. Anyone?

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Re: Very, very easy request: Show what key is pressed
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2009, 08:11:15 PM »
 :) This topic has been discussed at lenths at the AutoHotkey forum. Try SKAN's scancode utility at http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22881, or shaun's at http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic39574.html.

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