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    Laptop Keyboard Testing

    I'm looking for an app that will visually tell me what key or combination of keys I am pressing on a keyboard to aid in troubleshooting dodgy keys.

    I've done some googling but haven't come up with anything good, anybody have a app like this?

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    Start-All Programs-Accessories-Accessibility-On screen keyboard


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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    Thats for clicking on and using instead of typing as far as I can see doesn't appear to help provide me any diagnostic information.

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    Keytweak might do what you're after (not it's main purpose, but IIRC it does show which keys and scan codes you're triggering).

    http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    Thats a bit more like what I'm after that could well do it.

    All I really want is a picture of a keyboard that highlights each key or combination as you press it.

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    I usually find notepad works

    The onscreen keyboard should light up the keys as you press them on the keyboard (even though its main purpose is to be clicked upon).

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    Onscreen keyboard doesn't light up as I type at work or at home I want to test things like fn + f key combinations so notepad is no good.

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    ah, looks like there two different versions of the on screen keyboard. The one i was using was on a tablet pc and that will show keys as you hit them.

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    Is there some delux version of Notepad I didn't know about.

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    Is there some delux version of Notepad I didn't know about.
    I use metapad here.

    www.liquidninja.com/metapad/

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    Something like:

    http://www.passmark.com/products/keytest.htm

    Is what i'd like but I don't want to pay for it

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    what's the best way of removing strawberry yoghurt from a (brand new) laptop keyboard? NQT's eh?

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    what's the best way of removing strawberry yoghurt from a (brand new) laptop keyboard? NQT's eh?

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    Remove keyboard and wash it then allow to dry before reffiting?

    Or make the nqt lick it off?

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    Re: Laptop Keyboard Testing

    hmm...there's a mini webcam above the screen. No, no, there's no way she'd fall for that.

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