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I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have installed Ubuntu on Windows using VM Player.

While learning Ubuntu, I want to record the actions I perform on the system. When I searched using chrome browser on Ubuntu, I found the application RecordMyDesktop on apps.ubuntu.com.

When I try to download the file, I am shown a pop-up asking to choose an application to launch the application. I am not sure on how to proceed from now on. I do not see any applications listed in the dialog box. Hence I am a bit confused.

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    Anything you find in apps.ubuntu.com you can also find it in Ubuntu Software Center. The "problem" you describe is a matter of Chrome's Browser behavior. Use the Software Center to install any applications you want.
    – NickTux
    Aug 30, 2013 at 6:20

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I understand that you are in the following page,

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Click on the orange color button. You get the following window,

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The above actually wants to open the application xdg-open. Click at the bottom right button, for Launch Application. You get the following window in Ubuntu Software Center.

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Click on Install. The rest of installation proceeds without any problem.

As an alternative, you may want to proceed with the preferred command line installation process. Press Ctrl-Alt-t, you get a terminal window.

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Type

sudo apt-get install recordmydesktop gtk-recordmydesktop

Press Enter. Provide password if asked for, the installation automatically will proceed from here.

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    @VijayBhoomireddy do not forget to click the answer as the correct one.
    – NickTux
    Aug 30, 2013 at 6:43
  • @VijayBhoomireddy Glad to be of assistance. I still remember by toddling days when the community extended its hands.
    – Masroor
    Aug 30, 2013 at 6:44
  • Any idea how to fix the icon to the top panel?
    – vabada
    Dec 1, 2016 at 9:38
  • @dabad Which icon we are talking about? Would you mind clarifying a bit?
    – Masroor
    Dec 2, 2016 at 2:28
  • Sure, sorry for that. I noticed that when running recordmydesktop a red -record- button appears in the indicators top panel (where other indicators such as the language, networking, battery, etc.). But as soon as I stop it it disappears. I would like to have it in the top panel all the time, so that I could start it from there.
    – vabada
    Dec 2, 2016 at 7:49

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