Kazam, an open-source tool that lets you take screenshots and screencasts of your Linux Desktop has been updated to version 1.4.2 and this brief tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.04. This program is a great tool go have if you’ll be doing video screen-casting. It allows you to record your entire desktop screen or potion of it, then creates a video of your activities.

This release adds a minor enhancement to the program that makes it easier to capture a select area of the desktop.

The screen is now clearly seen when you begin dragging your mouse to define the area to capture. A screen holder now lets you select any angle of the movable boundaries and move it up, down, left or right.

To get started with installing Kazam in Ubuntu, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal or console. Then run the commands below to add its PPA archive.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/stable-series




Next, run the commands below to update your system as well as install Kazam

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install kazam




That’s it!




If you decide to uninstall or completely remove Kazam, run the commands below to remove its PPA repository from your system

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kazam-team/stable-series


Finally, run the commands below to remove it.

sudo apt-get purge kazam && sudo apt-get autoremove