How to start drawing on the screen on Ubuntu 20.04 or later

Want to start drawing on the screen and save the artwork as PNG or SVG? It’s easy to do this on Ubuntu via the Gnome Extension.

Draw On Your Screen is a Gnome Shell extension that allows you to easily start or stop drawing on the screen using the Alt + Super + D keyboard shortcuts. It allows you to start free drawing, create basic shapes, insert text and export artwork to SVG files.

How to start drawing on the screen on Ubuntu 20.04 or later

1.) Install the Gnome Shell Extension.

Extensions are available as regular software packages in the Ubuntu repository. Simply open the terminal from the system app launcher or by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard. Once open, run the command to install the extension.

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-draw-on-your-screen

Enter your user password when prompted and press Enter. For security reasons, there is no asterisk feedback.

How to start drawing on the screen on Ubuntu 20.04 or later

2.) Enable the extension.

Extensions are not enabled immediately after installation. Therefore, it must be turned on using the GnomeTweaks tool.

1. First press Alt + F2[コマンドの実行]Display a dialog box, type r, and press Enter to restart Gnome Shell without losing any running applications.

How to start drawing on the screen on Ubuntu 20.04 or later

2. If you don’t have Gnome Tweaks, install it from the Ubuntu software. Then open it and[拡張機能]Go to the tab.

Turn on the extension toggle icon to enable it.

How to start drawing on the screen on Ubuntu 20.04 or later

3.) Start drawing on the screen.

You can now press Alt + Super + D to start drawing and press the keyboard shortcut again or use the Esc key to exit mode.

In blended mode, you can right-click on the desktop to see a list of menu options.

How to start drawing on the screen on Ubuntu 20.04 or later

To draw rectangles, circles, lines, insert text, and other shortcuts, press Ctrl + F1 to get help.

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