Any keyboard shortcut to end recording?

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2007-06-23
2013-06-03
  • Hi All,

    I've been playing with gtk-recordmydesktop and have really liked it so far.  One thing I'd like to be able to do is to end the recording with a keyboard shortcut.  Currently all my screen captures end with the mouse clicking on the system tray icon which I then have to edit out.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

     
    • That would be a usefull feature, but unfortunately the toolkits
      (gtk and Qt)don't offer a way to register global keyboard accelerators.
      Something like that would require a tighter integration with the
      underlying desktop environment, which is not currently planned.

      One way to get this done right now, is by creating a script
      like this:

      #!/bin/sh
      killall -s INT recordmydesktop
      exit 0;

      and then register an application launcher shortcut for it,
      through your desktop environment's facilities.

      This will effectively stop the recording (but be carefull,since
      if you press it twice, it will also cancel the encoding process).
      Note also, that this way, there won't be an  encoding process dialog,
      as [Qt]gtk-recordMyDesktop will only get notified after the program
      has exited.

       
    • OK, thanks for the reply... I'll give that a try.