Add additional keystroke callouts

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  • Updated 3 years ago
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Using Camtasia to record video tutorials,  I really, really, really, really....wish we had a better keystroke callout library...that includes  a mouse icon with buttons highlighted, and perhaps a LMB, MMB, RMB text below it. I see things like this in other online tutorials and think it's a shame that Camtasia doesn't  offer it.  I had to create a set myself, in Photoshop and place them in the media list.

Furthermore, the keystroke callouts are never accurate. I always have a bunch that don't show up. Using that feature is not even worth it, for I have to spend more time doing all of this manually, one keystroke callout at a time. A better Keystroke callout featureset would save a LOT of time and make the presentations look more professional.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Camtasia Feedback Feature Request Round-Up.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Photo of jsokolowski


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Especially for keyboard callouts that are combinations of keys, like Ctrl + X or Ctrl + C or Ctrl + V
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Video Engineer

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they need to include all combos, like CTRL+ALT+any button which is actually used in my software
so is
CTRL+SHFT+any button
CTRL+SHFT+ALT +any button too

There should be no limitationa
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Recently I had to make fake "keystroke callouts" for the arrow keys.

How about options for type of key presses?

* letters
* symbols
* key combinations
* mouse button
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Bruce Morehouse

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I concur--my current work around is at this post:

You won't get to play with them post recording, but they are very clear, and they work now, which is a plus!
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David D, Technical Product Manager - Camtasia

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Official Response

Thanks for taking sometime to submit your idea. We can see that additional call out options could be beneficial. The idea don’t get quite enough votes in this round up. As a result we’ll are going to mark this not planned. If this comes back in a future idea round-up we’ll see it gains more votes.

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