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The drawing mode provided by zoomit is wonderful during a presentation. Is there any software on Ubuntu that provides the same functionality?

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If you have Ubuntu, you should have compiz, so use compizconfig-settings-manager to turn on some plugins. This manager is in software-center with plugins too. When you will have some problems with crashing of compiz because your testing, install fusion-icon to quick reloading it.

compizconfig-settings-manager can be launched by command ccsm.


Plugin Anotate - drawing on the screen.

Plugin Enhanced Zoom Desktop - does that zoom.


Set-up shortcut as you like and enjoy. :)

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But beware: Compiz is not as stable as it was in 2010, since Unity required a lot of changes, and the Unity developers didn't care about any Compiz functionality apart from those features required by Unity itself. Expect crashes. Expect inability to log into the Unity session. Expect that you'll have to reset the Unity configuration to default values (in other words: deleting the Compiz configuration files). –  soulsource May 13 at 10:36
    
thanks. i tried it and it works. –  tristan May 14 at 5:11
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Check out "Shutter". It's in the repos. It's basically a screenshot tool that lets you draw on the image with a built in tool, upload them directly to various sites, etc.

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this doesn't sound like zoomit ? –  tristan May 14 at 5:00
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