Single keystrokes not recorded

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I'm using Camtasia 3.0.4 on a Mac Pro running  Sierra 10.12.3. I've just recorded an editing demonstration in Adobe Lightroom CC and none of the single keyboard strokes have been recorded, only those that have the CMD key used at the same time. Ergo pretty much all of my keystrokes haven't been recorded. Can someone tell me why??

NB: I know I can add them manually, but that's a headache given the number of commands I use.
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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When you say single keyboard strokes, I'm guessing you mean typing things without any modifier keys at all (control, alt/option, command). That is as intended- we don't make keyboard callouts for typing because filling in a form field such as this one here would generate hundreds of callouts in a few seconds. Its intent is to be more for notable commands.

Now, that said, programs like Lightroom have commands that don't include modifier keys, like "N" or "G" to change views. So, I can see why you'd want it in this case.

How would you expect that to work? Such that we make callouts for things you want ('N' in Lightroom) but not when you don't ('N' in Chrome or TextEdit).
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Yes, typing without modifiers but only in so far as shortcut keyboard commands within the Lightroom application (i.e. pressing 'L' for lights-out mode, 'R' for the crop tool, etc.). How about the ability to select whether you want all keyboard strokes captured, or not. that way you could set it to on when in programs like Lightroom and off when using something like Textedit?
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Thanks; would you expect to do that during recording, before recording, or later in the Editor? (others are welcome to chime in as well)
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Personally I'd like it to be a choice before recording as to whether you'd want to save all or just the modifiers, then have the ability during the edit as to if you wanted it to show throughout the whole capture or just during certain sections.
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Ideally, you'd leave the toolbar open below the capture area and allow us to check a box on/off when we need it to capture keystrokes. I'm in the process of creating videos showing users how to search/filter within the fields of a form... for example, showing them that typing "tur" or "rni" will both return the result "turnip". Having to create manual Keystroke Callouts will become tedious and time-consuming.
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I would like to see this too and for the same reason as the OP. In fact I was also recording Lightroom and wanted to show how the image toggles between colour and B&W while one holds down the V key.
My preference would be to record all keystrokes and then have an additional option in the Editor. So the Generate Keystroke Callouts would have an additional check box - "Include non-modifier keystrokes".
I'd like to distinguish between normal pressing of a key, and holding that key down for a few seconds. The viewer might understand this prolonged press and release by the shortcut remaining on screen for those seconds, but some sort of animation might help.