Key Viewer
Key Viewer
1.0

1.0

Key Viewer free download for Mac

Key Viewer

1.0
16 May 2007

Script makes it easy to call up the Keyboard Viewer.

Overview

Key Viewer ... Old-time Mac users will remember the Desktop Accessory called Key Caps. Key Caps made it very simple to look up how to get your keyboard to input special characters. Apple dropped Key Caps in Mac OS X 10.2. So, I made Key Viewer.

Apple still ships the Keyboard Viewer as part of OS X, but without Key Caps, there is not a simple method of invoking it. Key Viewer is simply a wrapper around a script that makes it easy to call up the Keyboard Viewer.

5 Key Viewer Reviews

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StevenJayCohen
16 May 2007

Most helpful

And some people think that using menubar space on something like this is wasteful. I have a 12" powerbook. I find it useful. I thought others might find it useful, so I posted it.
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Version 1.0
Beri~
13 February 2011
I was unable to get Key Viewer to work once I upgraded to Snow Leopard. Compared to JimW's method, there's a slightly different way to access Keyboard Viewer in Snow Leopard. Same method, just different names and menus. Here's how I do it in OS 10.6.3: ~ Open system preferences ~ Click on “Language & Text” ~ Click on “input sources” tab ~ Tick box at top of list that says “keyboard & character viewer” ~ Then tick box on bottom right of the window that says “show input menu in menu bar” ~ From this input menu, select “show keyboard viewer”. Done! =)
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Version 1.0
StevenJayCohen
20 May 2007
Oh, since this is such a simple application, I thought I shoud give you all the source code: #!/bin/sh open /System/Library/Components/KeyboardViewer.component/Contents/SharedSupport/KeyboardViewerServer.app
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Version 1.0
chrisB
18 May 2007
The same concept and (almost) the same name as my small application: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14995 The difference is: Your application is twice as big and not Universal.
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Version 1.0
StevenJayCohen
16 May 2007
And some people think that using menubar space on something like this is wasteful. I have a 12" powerbook. I find it useful. I thought others might find it useful, so I posted it.
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Version 1.0
Jimw
16 May 2007
While it is nice that this is free, it is a script that is unnecessary for most of us. Keyboard View has always been in OS X as a menu item but the method of access is different from Classic. Here's how to set it up: - Open 'System Preferences' - Open 'International Preferences' - Click on the following items: 'Keyboard Viewer' 'Character Palette' (optional) 'Show input menu in menu bar' (at bottom) - Close the window The Keyboard will now be in your menu bar underneath the flag. That's all their is to it. It is available to all programs that display the menu bar. Some may also wish to add US Extended as a keyboard option from the list as well.
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Version 1.0
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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