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Keyboard test software for OXS10.4 or earlier?

Tom2112

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Does anyone know of a keyboard test app for OSX 10.4 or earlier? I'm specifically looking for a program that will visually show each key as it is pressed so that I can verify keyboard repairs/restorations. I searched Macintosh Repository and Mac Garden, but I must not be using the right search terms.

I'm looking for an equivalent of this webpage, but for Apple keyboards:
https://keyboardchecker.com

Unfortunately, that page won't load on OSX 10.4.11's version of Safari - most likely because of SSL.

TIA,
Tom
 

LaPorta

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You are looking for System 7-OS 9 Key Caps in the Apple Menu, or in OS X go to the System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard, and select the option "Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar." This will make a new menu item, which when clicked has an option "Show Keyboard Viewer." Same equivalent as the earlier Key Caps.
 

Tom2112

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Unfortunately, that option isn't available in OSX 10.4.11, but it was good to go in OS 9.2.2!

Thank you, sir! You are a gentleman and a scholar!
 
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LaPorta

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10.4.11 will certainly have the Keyboard Viewer; all versions of OS X have had it.

Glad that Key Caps in 9 worked for you!
 
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