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Keyboard Test Utility

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Keyboard Test Utility

  -  2.08 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    Keyboard Test Utility 2.1.0 LATEST

  • Review by

    Marian Marinescu

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64

  • User Rating

    Click to vote
  • Author / Product

    Javad Taheri / External Link

  • Filename

    keyboardtestutility.exe

  • MD5 Checksum

    8932fb5f9bf26c5b4f7f2fb62bb46e16

Keyboard Test Utility is a lightweight hardware health application that can help Windows OS users of all knowledge levels quickly and easily test the health status of their keyboards. While many users can instantly detect any issue with their keyboard hardware, such as missing clicks, double or multiple signals on each keypress, or in very rare cases sending off the wrong keypress signal, this app can help anyone to really troubleshoot the issue and clearly see if the fault is hardware or software-based.

Overview

Keyboard Test Utility is a powerful application developed to evaluate and analyze the performance of keyboards, both mechanical and non-mechanical. It provides comprehensive testing capabilities to identify any issues or limitations in keyboard functionality, allowing users to make informed decisions when purchasing or troubleshooting keyboards. The software offers a range of tests that assess various aspects of keyboard performance, including key responsiveness, rollover functionality, ghosting, input delay, and more.

The program is 100% FREE, lightweight, fast, and can be used on all modern versions of Microsoft Windows OS. Enjoy!

The entire Keyboard Test Utility application is distributed online in a single EXE file that does not feature an installer. Simply download this portable file on any of your local storage devices (including portable USB sticks), run it, and the app will be up and running immediately. The entire user interface consists form a visual showcase of a standard keyboard layout, with virtual buttons that will illuminate when users press the keys of their keyboard. The small diagnostic screen on the bottom will showcase the digital command that the keyboard has sent to the PC.

To better serve the needs of users who may not have the default keyboard layout on their laptop or notebook, the app supports switching to reduced button layouts. The supported layouts are ANSI, DP-72, and SL-91. In addition to that, the entire interface can be tweaked to showcase several colors of keyboards. Keyboard Test Desktop Tool also records the history of keypresses, which can be erased by clicking on the prominently featured “Reset” button.

The straightforward nature of this accessory diagnostic app can help users very easily spot the location of faulty buttons. The app lacks any of the automated tests or in-depth configurations. It is simply intended to be used as a visual showcase of keyboard presses, and it does that job admirably well.

Main Features

Key Response Test
Evaluate the responsiveness and accuracy of individual keys on your keyboard.

Rollover Test
Determine the number of simultaneous key presses your keyboard can register accurately.

Ghosting Test
Detect any ghosting issues where multiple key presses are misinterpreted or unrecognized.

Input Delay Test
Measure the delay between pressing a key and its corresponding action on the screen.

Macro Recording
Record and replay complex keystroke sequences for repetitive tasks or gaming macros.

Customizable Testing Parameters
Tailor the testing parameters to suit your specific keyboard requirements.

Detailed Reports
Generate comprehensive reports with test results and statistics for further analysis.

Installation and Setup

Installing the program is a breeze. Simply download the software from FileHorse and run the installation wizard. The process is straightforward, and the software is compatible with Windows OS. Once installed, the application is ready to use immediately.

How to Use
  • Launch the application and select the desired testing parameters.
  • Choose the specific test you want to perform, such as Key Response, Rollover, Ghosting, or Input Delay.
  • Start the test and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the evaluation.
  • After the test is complete, view the results and generate reports for further analysis.
  • Use the insights gained to make informed decisions regarding your keyboard or troubleshoot any issues.
FAQ

Q: Can Keyboard Test Utility test both wired and wireless keyboards?
A: Yes, it supports both wired and wireless keyboards, allowing you to evaluate their performance accurately.

Q: Can I customize the testing parameters to match my specific keyboard model?
A: Yes! it offers flexible customization options, enabling you to adapt the testing parameters to your keyboard's specifications.

Q: Is the software compatible with gaming keyboards?
A: Yes, the software is designed to work with all types of keyboards, including gaming keyboards. It offers specialized tests to assess gaming-specific features.

Q: Can I use the software to diagnose and fix keyboard issues?
A: While the tool excels at identifying keyboard performance problems, it primarily focuses on assessment rather than fixing issues. However, the insights gained from the tests can assist in troubleshooting or determining whether a keyboard replacement is necessary.

Q: Are the generated reports shareable or exportable?
A: Yes, it allows you to export the generated reports in various formats, including PDF and CSV, making it easy to share the results with others or keep a record for future reference.

System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later
  • CPU: 1 GHz processor or higher.
  • RAM: 1 GB or more.
  • Storage: 100 MB of available disk space.
PROS
  • Comprehensive testing capabilities for various aspects of keyboard performance.
  • User-friendly interface with clear instructions and visual cues.
  • Customizable testing parameters to match specific keyboard requirements.
  • Detailed reports for further analysis and comparison.
  • Supports wired and wireless keyboards, including gaming keyboards.
CONS
  • Some users may find the software's extensive testing options overwhelming if they only require basic evaluations.
Conclusion

Keyboard Test Utility is a powerful software that provides a comprehensive solution for evaluating keyboard performance. With its intuitive interface, customizable testing parameters, and detailed reports, it offers a valuable tool for keyboard enthusiasts, gamers, and professionals alike.

Whether you need to assess key response, rollover, ghosting, or input delay, this software has got you covered. Overall, Keyboard Test Utility is a highly recommended tool for anyone looking to optimize their typing experience or troubleshoot keyboard-related issues.

  • Keyboard Test Utility 2.1.0 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

- New: Now you can resize the app window

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