Skip to main content

Hook and simulate keyboard events on Windows and Linux

Project description

Take full control of your keyboard with this small Python library. Hook global events, register hotkeys, simulate key presses and much more.

  • Global event hook (captures keys regardless of focus).

  • Simulates key presses.

  • Complex hotkey support (e.g. Ctrl+Shift+A followed by Alt+Space) with controllable timeout.

  • Maps keys as they actually are in your layout, with full internationalization support (‘Ctrl+ç’).

  • Events automatically captured in separate thread, doesn’t block main program.

  • Pure Python, no C modules to be compiled.

  • Zero dependencies. Trivial to install and deploy.

  • Works with Windows and Linux (if you have a Mac, pull requests are welcome).

  • Python 2 and Python 3.

  • Tested and documented.

  • Doesn’t break accented dead keys (I’m looking at you, pyHook)

  • Mouse support coming soon.


import keyboard

# Press PAGE UP then PAGE DOWN to type "foobar".
keyboard.add_hotkey('page up, page down', lambda: keyboard.write('foobar'))

# Blocks until you press esc.

This program makes no attempt to hide itself, so don’t use it for keyloggers.

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution (20.7 kB view hashes)

Uploaded Source

Built Distributions (48.1 kB view hashes)

Uploaded Source

keyboard-0.6.8-py2.py3-none-any.whl (18.7 kB view hashes)

Uploaded Python 2 Python 3

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page