As soon as I open SimpleScreenRecorder in Ubuntu 18.04 I get the standard input dialog. As soon as I pick the "record a fixed rectangle" radial button, my screen gets covered in this solid blue box that doesn't go away until I quit SimpleScreenRecorder.

I get it this a preview of the area that's going to be recorded. But it's on top of everything, is not transparent, and I can't see what I'm doing. It obscures SimpleScreenRecorder's own input dialog. I can hit TAB and guess where the cursor is to change settings. But this is maddening.

Turn this blue box off or make it transparent or something. How???

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    What version of ssr do you have? Is this the repo version or something else? You could post the content of ~/.ssr/settings.conf. I don't have this issue with version 0.3.8-3. – DK Bose Nov 9 '18 at 1:14
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    Also consider installing inxi from this ppa and then posting the output of inxi -Fxxxz for the relevant machine. More on inxi here. – DK Bose Nov 9 '18 at 1:51
  • Thanks, I just installed Kazam instead and it works. I might get around to troubleshooting this eventually. – stackinator Nov 9 '18 at 13:04

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