How to Install Kazam on Ubuntu – Kazam Screen Record

Kazam is a free and open source desktop screen recording software for Linux. It’s one of the best screen recorder applications for Linux. You can use Kazam to record the entire screen, a portion of the screen, or a specific window. You can take screenshots as well as screencasts. You can record screencasting in MP4, WebM and AVI file formats. It supports keyboard shortcuts, audio capture from speakers or microphones, mouse cursor capture, and more. Released under the GNU General Public version 3 License.

Install Kazam on Ubuntu

You can install Kazam directly from the Ubuntu repository or via the unofficial Kazam PPA.

Open the Ubuntu terminal app (ctrl + alt + t0) and run this Kazam install command.

sudo apt install kazam

A stable version of Kazam (version 1.4.5) is installed on your system. You can also install it from Ubuntu software. This version works correctly on all systems. Run Kazam from the following command or application search.


Install Kazam via PPA.

The latest development version of kazam (version 1.5.3) is available from the PPA below. It comes with some additional useful features, but can be unstable. You can use the following commands to install them one by one in your Terminal app.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sylvain-pineau/kazam
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install kazam
sudo apt install python3-cairo python3-xlib

Reboot the system.

Recommended reading: record Ubuntu desktop screen using hidden GNOME screen recorder

Kazam keyboard shortcuts:

Where SUPER is the Windows key.

SUPER + CTRL + Q – Quit
SUPER + CTRL + W – show/hide main window
SUPER + CTRL + R – Start recording
SUPER + CTRL + F – end recording
SUPER + CTRL + P – pause recording and resume recording

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