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Anyone know a plugin or application that emulate the Compiz Annotate funcionality in Gnome 3? Annotate is the plugin that lets you draw on the screen.

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Perhaps you can try the option number 2 (Ardesia) in this answer.… – Roman Raguet Sep 22 '13 at 21:55
Ardesia does not work for me – eri Mar 7 '14 at 18:51

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Open-Sankore it's probably your solution. It allows you to turn your computer into a whiteboard.

  1. Go here:
  2. Download a stable or a beta
  3. When downloaded, open a terminal and go to the unzipped folder, so:

sudo dpkg -i Open-Sankore_*.deb

After that you can run Open-Sankore: When it's opened click on Show Desktop in the top-right of the screen to view your desktop with a little toolbar, so select a pen and have fun.

If you can't see anything after you clicked on Show Desktop, you probably have to change window in your workspace searching for the "Open-Sankore window".

Open Sankore screenshot

Good use.

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There is also miry's PPA, providing packages for Ubuntu 14.04. They work in 14.10 as well if downloaded manually and installed via dpkg -i. – tanius Mar 17 at 15:07

It is gnome-shell version 3.6 now in Ubuntu 13.04, But still it has nothing similar to "Annotate" plugin in Gnome 3. I believe, there will be no alternative for that functionality in Gnome. I recommend using Compiz enabled environment like Unity, Or you can customize your own environment using cairo-dock or avant-window-navigator.

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I found this post

Drawing over the desktop

which shows 3 options:

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That's the exact link Roman gave in the comments. – David Foerster Oct 15 '14 at 13:43
indeed :) which means it was worthy of a proper answer since I didn't noticed the comment in the first place :p – yota Oct 15 '14 at 19:25
Fair enough.... – David Foerster Oct 15 '14 at 23:26

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