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No sound for Shift and CapslocK.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:24 pm
by polocanada
No sound for Shift or Capslock?
Would be useful. I downloaded the app for that.
Looks like I will end up looking for some script instead.
Thanks.

Re: No sound for Shift and CapslocK.

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:45 pm
by Patrick Linehan
I'd like to see this as well, as a beginning touch typist it would be very useful.

Re: No sound for Shift and CapslocK.

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:54 pm
by psichel_adm
In normal use, Shift and CapsLock are modifier keys and do not actually send a keystroke to applications.
By analogy, when using an old fashion typewriter, these keys do not strike the paper.

I'm curious why you want to hear a click for them?
Is it just to confirm a key was pressed?
Notice you can use "Modifier Key Tones" to play a subtly different keyclick sound for modified key strokes.

- Peter

Re: No sound for Shift and CapslocK.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:52 pm
by henry
I'd also love to have modifier keys and function keys make sound!

I guess you could say it's to verify that a key was pressed… It just feels very strange to have Keyclick turned on, but then to hit "shift" and not hear anything. I don't use the typewriter sound and am not trying to pretend that I'm typing at a typewriter – I'm more emulating the experience of a mechanical keyboard (because I can't justify the expense of a Matias;) After all, the arrow keys and escape don't wouldn't make anything hit the paper on a typewriter either

On my mbp's keyboard, the keys in question are fn, control, option, command, caps, shift, and everything on the fkey row except for escape, mission control/f3, and launchpad/f4 (and of course the vol- and vol+, which I guess shouldn't have a sound)

On my wired apple keyboard (w/ number pad) the fkey row makes sounds except for f7, f8, f9, and eject.

I understand if the way OSX identifies keystrokes makes this an unreasonable request, but it'd sure be great.


p.s. Modifier key sounds can now only be turned on by turning on sticky modifiers

Re: No sound for Shift and CapslocK.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:39 pm
by psichel_adm
Keyclick intercepts keystrokes just before they are passed to the active window or application. This allows it to exclude certain applications which is very convenient, but also prevents it from seeing keystrokes that are not normally available to applications.

Kind Regards,

- Peter

Re: No sound for Shift and CapslocK.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:48 am
by waleed333
I guess you could say it's to verify that a key was pressed… It just feels very strange to have Keyclick turned on, but then to hit "shift" and not hear anything. I don't use the typewriter sound and am not trying to pretend that I'm typing at a typewriter – I'm more emulating the experience of a mechanical keyboard (because I can't justify the expense of a Matias;) After all, the arrow keys and escape don't wouldn't make anything hit the paper on a typewriter either

Re: No sound for Shift and CapslocK.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:37 pm
by psichel_adm
Thanks for your input. By tradition dating back to the VT100, Keyclick only generates clicks for keys that send Keystrokes.