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Displays Keystrokes in an overlay window. (Windows 8)

Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt to reveal configuration options, resize, move or close the window.

Demo Video:

Screenshots below.

This is Open Source. If you miss a feature, go for it and send a Pull-Request afterwards!


  • Displays special keys (volume up: 🔊) and shortcuts
  • Click Through
  • Opacity
  • Customizable: Colors, Font, Size and Position, Text Position and Orientation
  • Displays history of pressed keys
  • Icon in notification area
  • One small file, no installation required
  • Visually indicate mouse cursor position
  • Visually indicate pressed buttons


Download PxKeystrokesUi.exe 0.3.1 (most recent, 2016-01-31, Win10 tested)

This security alert will appear. Click the More Info link, and then Execute anyway.

SmartScreen filter dialog.

This dialog is ugly. To fix this, i need a validated security certificate. Certum offers a low priced 1 year certificate for open source projects for € 17.22 per annum. If someone funds at least three years of certification (€ 51.66), i will use that money to buy a new certificate each year. Then I will also implement a secure autoupdater. Get in contact with me. For transparency: Currently total raised money: € 0.


You can find the exe in the Releases folder

  • v0.0.1 (Text positioning not implemented yet)
  • v0.1.1 (Looks fine)
  • v0.1.2 (More Whitespace between special chars)
  • v0.1.3 (fix bug with Win+? shortcuts)
  • v0.2.0 (indicator for cursor position, history timeout, bugfixes, documentation)
  • v0.3.0 (indicator for pressed buttons, deadkey fixes, backspace functionality)
  • v0.3.1 (new icons, little fixes and internal improvements)


Windows 8 or 10

Windows 7 requires you to change the default font, otherwise you will see little squares instead of symbols.



  • Make some things a little bit more beautiful
  • Documentation, Refactoring, Testing

Known Issues

  • Centering of Text if many arrow keys (or other special keys) have been pressed
  • Will not work in Front of Win 8 Apps


Apache Version 2, refer to the file LICENSE for details

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