Keyboard Monitor is a free desktop gadget that displays live keystroke statistics in a sidebar on Windows desktop. It's a handy and lightweight app that enable users to track the total number of keystrokes they make during an entire Windows session or during successive logins. Keyboard Monitor shows useful keyboard statistics, including the total number of keystrokes, current keystrokes per second, maximum keystrokes per second, and average keystrokes per second.
Once you launch keyboard monitor, a counter will begin that displays live number of key-presses made on your system, along with additional keystroke speed information
So basically, you will will be able to view the total number of keystrokes made so far, the current keystrokes per second, maximum keystrokes per second, and average keystrokes per second.
The app contains a "Play/Pause" button at the center that allows you to play or pause the counter if required. Apart from that if you make a double-click anywhere on the gadget's interface, it will open the "Keyboard Properties" window and lets you directly customize keyboard properties (like character repeat settings or cursor blink rate) from there - another useful feature of keyboard monitoring tool.
Keyboard Monitor shows a side handle on mouse hover that lets you close the gadget, or move it anywhere on the desktop screen. There's also a "Settings" button that opens the Settings window which shows other customization options. These include options to change the gadget size, remember or reset counters, save or reload counters, hide gadget title or copyright information, and customization options to change colors and keyboard image on the gadget's interface.