Key-Mon is a small but handy application for Ubuntu that shows keypresses and mouse clicks in real time while you do your work. The application can be useful for teaching or making screencats.
A look at its features:
- The window and buttons are scalable to any size.
- Different keyboard themes/styles supported.
- Can start without a window border to take up less space.
- Right click provides an application menu.
- Supports the META (aka Windows) key.
- Supports the scroll wheel.
- Supports all three mouse buttons.
- Swap the left and right mouse buttons for lefties.
- Support for touch tablets.
- Emulate middle click by clicking left and right mouse buttons.
- Visible mouse click. Briefly shows a circle where you clicked.
- Option to show only key combinations.
Key-mon can be configured using a GUI but you can also use terminal commands:
To run key-mon: $ key-mon
To get a list of available configuration commands: $ key-mon --help
Key-mon in action (watch in HD)
Download Key-mon from here
Also look at ScreenKey, a similar tool that makes making screencasts easy that we reviewed few days back: Screencast Your Keystrokes