Keyboard Tracer Guide
Keyboard Tracer is an easy-to-use and practical tool for tracking all
keypresses on your computer keyboard. Keyboard Tracer records all keys
pressed in a log file: symbols, function keys (F1, Escape, etc.), lock
keys (Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock), key combinations (with Alt,
Ctrl, Shift), name of the application where the keys were pressed, and
the date and time of each keypress.
The program provides a useful view of keyboard activity: it displays the date and time of each keypress, typing
speed, and the names of the applications in which the keys were pressed.
There is an option to export activity to a text file. The program has an
intuitiveinterface and uses very little system memory.
System Requirements: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
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The lower section of the main window contains a number of buttons:
- Record – begins logging all keypresses. Recording begins
automatically on launching the program. Recording takes place in the log
file specified in the «Settings» window.
- Stop – stops recording.
- Launch Keyboard Tracer – launches the application to view keyboard
- Settings – opens program settings window.
- Help – opens the help file.
- Exit – stops recording and closes the application.
In the center of the window, you can view recording start time, length of
recording from program launch, and the total number of keys pressed.
The «Settings» window contains the file path for recording all keyboard
activity, options to automatically launch the program on starting Windows and display the icon in the System Tray,
and the shortcut key combination to open the main window.
List of program files
Keyboard Tracer consists of two programs:
- Keyboard Logger («Logger.exe» file) is used to record all keypresses
(to record all keyboard activity, the files required are: Logger.exe and Keyboard.dll)
- Keyboard Tracer («Tracer.exe» file) is used to view recorded activity.
Keyboard Tracer is made up of the following files:
- Keyboard.chm – help file that describes the operation of the program
- Keyboard.dll – system file where keypresses are tracked
- Logger.exe – program file that performs the keypress recording
- Readme.txt – text file containing the program description
- Tracer.exe – utility for viewing keyboard activity
How does Keyboard Logger work?
On launching Windows, Keyboard Logger («Logger.exe» file) becomes hidden (the main window is not
visible) and records all keyboard activity to the log file. There are
three ways to restore the main window (i.e. make it visible):
- Right-click the Keyboard Tracer icon in the System Tray and
select «Show Keyboard Logger» (the «Display icon in System Tray» option
in «Settings» must be enabled for this).
- Use the keyboard shortcut (the key combination can be set in
the «Settings» window). The default shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+K.
- Relaunch the application (through Explorer or from the Start menu).
The application always runs as a single version – on relaunch the main
window is restored and becomes visible.
How can I view activity?
To view keyboard activity, you need to launch Keyboard Tracer
(«Tracer.exe» file). There a three ways to do this:
- Right-click the Keyboard Logger icon in the System Tray and
select «Launch Keyboard Tracer» (the «Display icon in System Tray» option
in «Settings» must be enabled for this).
- In the main «Keyboard Tracer» window, select the «Launch Keyboard
- Manually launch the Tracer.exe application (through Explorer or
from the Start menu).
On launching the application, you will see all activity on your computer
keyboard. You can specify a particular date and use the application
filter. By pressing the «Play» button, you can view typing speed.
The unregistered version of Keyboard Tracer has limited functionality,
and only displays activity only for the previous 10 days. To register the
program, go to order page.
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Keyboard Tracer contains no spyware
The Keyboard.dll file uses a system hook to record keyboard
actions, and some antivirus packages recognize this file as a trojan.
Keyboard Tracer does not record any kind of hidden information and does
not send any information from your computer anywhere. The Keyboard.dll
file is used exclusively to capture keypresses and record these to a log.
In case the Keyboard.dll file cannot be found, you should reinstall the
application and authorize your antivirus software to allow Keyboard.dll
to run (add it to exceptions). Keyboard Tracer does not contain any kind