Are you missing the good old click sounds from typewriters when you are typing on your computer keyboard? If you do, ClicKey may come to the rescue.
ClicKey is a portable software program for the Microsoft operating system which can add "click sounds" to all keys on the computer keyboard. The application comes with 26 different sounds that can be configured instantly from its interface.
The application's interface offers all the controls necessary to set the sounds for the computer keyboard. A slider is available that can change the volume of the sounds.
Pressing buttons from a to z will change the sound that is generated whenever a key on the computer keyboard is used.
The sounds range from classic typewriter sounds to shorter clicks and beeping sounds. You may want to go through them all until you find one that is suitable for you.
It is highly suggested to play around with the volume slider as well as clicking sounds that are set too loud may irritate you more than they may help you.
Available sounds are the classic typewriter sound and some very annoying ones that could come straight out of a video game (think Space Invaders when shooting the gun). The program will display the selected volume and sound scheme. A click on the Set button will activate the sound scheme for the computer and every key pressed from then on will also play the selected sound.
The remove button will remove the sound scheme again so that no sound is being played while typing on the computer keyboard. ClicKey can be downloaded from the developer's website. It is compatible with most versions of Microsoft Windows.
The program supports several commands that you can run it with, the most important ones are:
Update: Note that ClicKey does not seem to be compatible with newer versions of Windows. Running the program on Windows 7 will load it fine, but you do not hear a clicking sound when you change the sound scheme, and no sound is set when you select one.
We are not aware of a comparable solution that is compatible with modern versions of the Windows operating system.
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