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Typewriter Sounds [closed]

asked 2012-10-07 00:37:49 +0200

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updated 2015-10-19 02:29:19 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Since I switched to Ubuntu 12.04 and then had to rely completely on LibreOffice I'd only missed one thing.

A program which could launch typewriter sounds while typing. For instance, in Windows I used this: for a long time.

I learned that this other writing program: had the sounds but only for the program itself.

However, Focuswriter lacks in a lot of other respects, so I'd rather stay with Libre.

Any plans of adding optional typing sounds in LibreOffice in one of your updates? :-)

Or do you know if Ubuntu has any such plans to support the rhythm of creative writing?

I'd really like that!

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answered 2012-10-07 18:05:46 +0200

dan142 gravatar image

updated 2012-10-07 18:18:45 +0200

There is a piece of software on Git that does this.

It needs the python-xlib package, so you'll need that first.

To download it, just run the following in the terminal:

wget -O keypress.tar.gz tar xvfz keypress.tar.gz && cd chrelad

Then to start it, run:


If you want to change the sound, open and look for the line that reads:

os.system("aplay sounds/key01.wav")

Change key01.wav to the name of the alternative sound file.

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Can I use this on a Mac running Mountain Lion?

obform gravatar imageobform ( 2012-11-17 17:36:08 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-11-22 17:47:04 +0200

Roger gravatar image

I'd really like some kind of typewriter sound in LibreOffice. As the commenter above, I also used the Colorpilot and also tried Focuswriter, both without success.

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