gkm-class

1.1.0 • Public • Published

GKM

An event based, Global Keyboard and Mouse listener.

Tested on Windows 7 (and Linux), but should work on Mac OS X as well (untested).

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Why?

Node didn't have any global keyboard and mouse listener available at the time.

Requirements

GKM depends on JNativeHook, which runs on Java. Thus you will need to have a JVM available and more importantly, java availble on your PATH.

In the lib folder, you will find gkm.jar, which source you can find at https://github.com/tomzx/gkm-java. You will also find JNativeHook.jar, which source you can find at https://github.com/kwhat/jnativehook.

Getting started

Install gkm via node.js package manager:

npm i gkm-class

Then require the package in your code.

ALWAYS remember to run gkm.quit() when you are done with GKM, otherwise java will continue running.

import GKM from 'gkm-class';

const gkm = new GKM();

// Listen to all key events (pressed, released, typed)
gkm.on('key.*', function(data) {
    console.log(this.event + ' ' + data);
});

// Listen to all mouse events (click, pressed, released, moved, dragged)
gkm.on('mouse.*', function(data) {
	console.log(this.event + ' ' + data);
});

// Close gkm in 10 seconds
setTimeout(() => {
    gkm.quit(); // Close java and remove listeners
}, 10000);

License

The code is licensed under the MIT license (http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT). See license.txt.

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