I want kali linux default screen recorder on my Ubuntu but don't know the name since I do not have the kali linux. The unique property which make me fall in love with it was the icon on the top panel appears once kali linux starts. I tried to find out the default packages of kali linux but everywhere only penetrating tools are listed.

  • You mean recordmydesktop? Check here: recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/about.php Jan 19, 2017 at 8:36
  • But record my desktop is not pinning itself on top panel (near to wifi, battery icons) Jan 19, 2017 at 8:41
  • Well I guess it should be some configuration that you have to do.. I have never used a screen recorder, but as far as you see it in videos regarding Kali, that they use the same program, then it's probably a simple configuration on recordmydesktop program. Jan 19, 2017 at 8:48

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Here is someone's list of the top four Linux screen recorders and how to install them. I hope this list includes what you are looking for.

  • It was kazam but I still don't kow how to pin it to panel. Jan 19, 2017 at 9:05
  • But I found out similar vokoscreen with 'hide windows' option. I added it in startup program. Hoping it to appear with hidden windows on startup. Jan 19, 2017 at 9:07

Getting the right Screen Recorder

Although Kali Linux has a screen recorder built-in, I would suggest getting a similar screen recorder that is very easy to install and customize. The name of it is "Simple Screen Recorder".

Why should you use it?

The name says it all. This is a simple screen recorder that can be fully customized to your needs.

Benefits of SSR:

  • SSR is multi-threaded
  • SSR is capable for Live streaming of videos
  • SSR supports many different types of codecs like MKV, WebM, MP4 etc
  • SSR can record on 32-bit OpenGL application within a 64-bit OS

How to Install SSR:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder

The one your talking about is "EasyScreenCast" it is a gnome extension and as @blametheadmin said it uses gtk-recordmydesktop which you can use from terminal or if you would like install jack2 qjackctl and your good to go


I can recommend green-recorder.

Step to install through the command line:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install green-recorder
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossproject/ppa
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    Welcome Any additional repositories added to the Kali sources.list file will most likely BREAK YOUR KALI LINUX INSTALL. Kali sources.list Repositories
    – GAD3R
    Oct 23, 2018 at 11:26
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    I'm not a Kali user, but why would you add a repository after (trying to) install the application?
    – Jeff Schaller
    Oct 23, 2018 at 12:38
  • You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:fossproject/ppa Nov 20, 2018 at 7:29

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