How can I see a daily count of all words I type?

post by Alex_Altair · 2022-02-04T02:05:04.483Z · LW · GW · 4 comments

This is a question post.



I'd like to have a way to see a daily count of all words I type. What are some good technical solutions to this?

In the ideal case, it counts all words that I type in any application, whether I'm using my laptop keyboard or external keyboard, and also track words typed on my phone. It intelligently tracks backspacing and option-backspacing, et cetera. But that's asking for a lot. I'm also on Ubuntu, which could make this easier or harder.

But for compromises, are there keyloggers that are known to be really secure? Are there great browser extensions that could do this for me? Is there some kind of device that I could plug my keyboard into, which would just read the count directly from the stream of key press signals?



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comment by RHollerith (rhollerith_dot_com) · 2022-02-04T03:12:11.918Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Please reply with the output of the command libinput --version.

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comment by Alex_Altair · 2022-02-04T17:11:18.925Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Command 'libinput' not found, but can be installed with:
sudo apt install libinput-tools


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comment by RHollerith (rhollerith_dot_com) · 2022-02-05T00:48:15.495Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Further learning about libinput leads me to believe that libinput does not offer a way to solve the problem. I give up.

comment by Gunnar_Zarncke · 2022-02-04T08:03:55.508Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Grammarly counts words per week. But generally its statistics are not very useful.