Thank you for your suggestion.
I've tried ClicKey in the past and found it wanting. The quality of the typing samples is poor, and it had the issues mentioned in my earlier post (long delay between key press and sound, and/or missed key clicks for too rapid typing). Another "dedicated clacking" program called Qwertick also falls into this category.
But your post got me to looking around on the internet--thinking there must be something out there that works! -- and much to my surprise, I was able to find two different dedicated clackers that work well on my Win 7 laptop.
I know they won't help you, but perhaps they will be of assistance to other Windows users looking for typing sounds.
) This thing works wells with my sound card, in that I'm not hearing delays or missed keys. The typing sounds it comes with are decent, but its strength is that you can substitute your own WAV files for different types of key strokes. This increases the realism, as you're not hearing the same sounds for every key. I've got different sounds for the letter keys, the space key, backspace key, and return. WriteMonkey (http://writemonkey.com/
) (a great text editor) came with really good WAV files, so I am using them with JingleKey. When active, JingleKey places an icon in the system tray, which makes it easy to mute/unmute the typing sounds.
Key Sound Generator (http://moosesoftware.16mb.com/mooses_freeware.html#Key_Sound_Generator
) is another one that also works well with my sound card and allows you to substitute your own sounds. It doesn't have the capability of muting.
One last point. JingleKey and KSG sounded *terrible* through my laptop speakers. Not just the sound quality but key clicks were missed if I typed too fast. Oddly enough though, they sound great through my bluetooth headphones, and no missed clacking. Weird.
Hope this helps somebody!