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Smarter Detection of Modifier Key Combinations

When pressing a modifier combination, e.g. ⌘A, it would be helpful if ScreenFlow only captured the ⌘A combination, not: ⌘, then ⌘A.

Since the momentary display of ⌘ prior to the combination is only a distraction, I split the clip between ⌘ and ⌘A and then deselect Display keystrokes for the ⌘ time.

An open source tool named KeyCastr seems to always display only the modifier combination even though the momentary detection delay is not configurable.

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    Jim said:
    When pressing a modifier combination, e.g. ⌘A, it would be helpful if ScreenFlow only captured the ⌘A combination, not: ⌘, then ⌘A.

     That may involve a combination of detection speed and what the OS sends to the app. 

    Keep in mind in some tutorials the teacher may want to show the modifier key separately to differentiate from which of the subsequent keys are pressed.

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      CraigS said:
       That may involve a combination of detection speed and what the OS sends to the app. 

      CraigS , thanks for the quick response.

      Yes, I could see that a configurable delay might be required. Even without it however, KeyCastr has worked for me.

      CraigS said:
       Keep in mind in some tutorials the teacher may want to show the modifier key separately to differentiate from which of the subsequent keys are pressed.

      I could see this possibility in rare cases; however, the teacher would likely press the combination more slowly, i.e., there would be a longer delay between ⌘ and ⌘M.

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      Jim Asked developers to investigate the feature request  FLOW-11606

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      CraigS Thanks!

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      Jim 👍

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