PbCounter is a small Windows utility that counts how many times each mouse button and each keyboard key is pressed. With these statistics it does three things:
- Display the counters, obviously :)
- Create an heat map to put in evidence the most used keys on your keyboard
- Upload the statistics at regular interval to a web page of your choice (an example PHP script here or source)
It is purposely compatible with scripts made for Mousotron (request format below). It takes less than 3MB of ram and uses very little CPU.
On first run the application will create an ini file with default settings.
To make PbCounter run on windows startup place a shortcut to counter.exe in the Startup folder of your start menu.
Here are some settings you may want to change (Important to quit PbCounter before editing the ini file!):
- computername: This is used when the script sends statistics over the internet. By default it is your computer name.
- updateinterval: This is the time in second between web statistics update.
- updateenabled: Wether or not to use auto web statistics upload (if you set this to 0 you can still press the Update Now button to send your stats)
- updateurl: the url of the remote statistics script
These are the variables sent during the GET request:
- al = ComputerName
- reset = last time the counters were reset
- lb = left clicks
- rb = right clicks
- mb = middle clicks
- eb = extra button clicks
- scr = wheel scrolls
- ks = keystrokes
The keyboard heatmap is hard coded to qwerty layout, eventually I'll make it dynamic but for now please know that the key counters correctly mapped. You might not see your layout, but Q on the map is still Q on your keyboard!
- Keyboard icon by famfamfam
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