I want to record a high res video of a zoomed in part of my screen.

Is there any way that I can increase the zoom level of my desktop?


2 Answers 2


Gala has a zoom plugin that is installed by default.

Default shortcuts are:

Super+ Super- to zoom in and out.

To check or modify the set values, have a look at org.pantheon.desktop.gala.keybindings.


Try this one

sudo apt-get install xzoom

The usage is very simple, and exactly what I wanted:

  • start in terminal xzoom.

  • place the window where it does not disturb you.

  • "drag" you mouse cursor from within the window to the spot of the screen you want to magnify.

I found this HERE answer no 2, I don't know if elementary uses compiz so no 1 might not be valid.

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