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.
Gromit-MPX (GRaphics Over MIscellaneous Things) fits this use case perfectly and works well enough in Gnome 3! I just had this same need on my new Arch Linux system on a ThinkPad X1 Yoga and was sorely missing my lovely Compiz Annotate.
sudo apt install gromit
Arch (AUR) -
yay -S gromit
@todo instructions for other distributions like Fedora and Debian.
1) I haven't gotten multi-pointer support to work yet, but not critical for my immediate needs. Would love to get this working though.
2) I haven't yet figured out how to enable palm detection when using a pen. But I suspect I can disable one of the inputs to do that.
3) I am seeing the resulting lines a bit rough/aliased which is what I had with Compiz Annotate. It says in the gromit-mpx readme:
When there is no compositing manager such as Compiz or xcompmgr running, Gromit-MPX falls back to a legacy drawing mode.
Which it seems is happening in Gnome 3 and I would like to see how to improve this, because in the Wacom Tablet Settings, the test box shows a really nice pressure sensitive non-aliased black and white lines, so I want to know how to pursue adding that compositing backend system to gromit-mpx.
Open-Sankore it's probably your solution. It allows you to turn your computer into a whiteboard.
- Go here: http://open-sankore.org/en/download
- Download a stable or a beta
- 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".
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.