My OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I searched on google hundreds of times and I couldn't find any solution for desktop recorder software. There is the Kazam unstable version, but shortcut keys didn't work. I need a stable desktop recorder with keyboard shortcuts. There are many options on windows for this. But on ubuntu, I couldn't find a desktop recorder with global keyboard shortcuts.

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    If your issue has been solved, could you please accept one of the answers instead of placing [Solved] in the title? Oct 15 '12 at 7:16

From Ubuntu Software Center:

RecordMyDesktop http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/about.php


Istanbul Desktop Session Recorder https://live.gnome.org/Istanbul

  • oh noo... these have no shortcuts... please I need shortcuts to pause when I record Oct 14 '12 at 18:25

I didnt know that recordmydesktop has shortkeys.

to pause recording, just push

control + mod1 + p (modal1 is generally left alt)

to stop recording

control + mod1 + s

that's all

you can check shortkeys for recordmydesktop here click


Ubuntu 16.10 recordmydesktop

The default Ctrl + Alt + S global shortcut to stop recording is already taken on Ubuntu by default by Keyboard > Shortcuts Windows > Toggle shaded state.

On the GUI version (gtk-recordmydesktop), I could not find how to change that setting, so I could only change the default Ubuntu shortcut to something else.

For the CLI version (recordmydesktop) you can use:

recordmydesktop --stop-shortcut Control+Mod1+x

as explained in man recordmydesktop.

I could not find a shortcut to start recording. Does not seem to exist according to: http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/rug/app_a.php

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