I used this tool a while ago that let me show on-screen what keyboard shortcuts and combinations I was pressing so that others could see them, especially during presentations, and on video recordings.

But for the life of me today, on a new machine, I couldn’t remember what it was called. Searching didn’t help. For future reference, I will remember I wrote this article, and hopefully, others searching for “show shortcut keys on screen” will find this article as well.

The tool I used was called Carnac. Carnac is a Code52 project on GitHub. It nicely shows the shortcut keys you press, such as ctrl+c, alt+enter ctrl+. etc on the screen so that others can see what you pressed. Since I’m recording a few videos of coding at the moment, this will add an extra benefit for those watching them.

I suspect originally I heard about this from Scott Hanselman’s 2014 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows (Although I may have the year wrong…).

This is in the same vein as Another post I wrote about Visual Studio present mode, which is still in ProductivityPowerTools2015, and the latest ProductivityPowerPack2017.

Happy presenting!