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How to Make a Computer Keyboard Sound Like a Manual Typewriter

Updated February 21, 2017

Typing on a computer can become monotonous, especially if your job requires you to be at your computer all day. The classic sound of a typewriter can add life to your daily typing routines with the tick of each key stroke. You can download a keyboard sound utility and begin hearing the sound of a typewriter with your typing tasks. Qwertick, ClicKey and Home Typist tools are all available for free and can make your computer keyboard sound like a manual typewriter.

Download and install the Qwertick utility (see Resources).

Turn on the sound on your computer.

Double-click the application icon on your desktop to activate and launch the program. The Qwertick utility should be in the System Tray of your computer at the bottom of the desktop.

Begin typing. Press any key on the keyboard to begin hearing the sound of a typewriter.

Download and run the ClicKey utility (see Resources). ClicKey is a stand-alone application and doesn't need to be installed in order to function on your computer.

Turn on the sound on your computer.

Double-click the ClicKey application icon located on your desktop to activate and launch the program.

Select your sound. ClicKey comes with several typewriter sounds. Click the sound of your choice from the "Sound Chooser" mode that automatically launches when you launch the program. Click "Set."

Begin typing. Press any key on the keyboard to begin hearing the sound of a typewriter.

Download and run the Home Typist utility (see Resources).

Turn on the sound on your computer.

Double-click the Home Typist application icon located on your desktop to activate the program. This will initiate the typewriter sound.

Begin typing. Press any key on the keyboard to begin hearing the sound of a typewriter.

Things You'll Need

  • Typewriter sound program
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About the Author

Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.