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Old 07-01-2015, 09:46 AM   #1
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Question Linux equivalent of PointerFocus?


Hello,

Is there a good, open source equivalent of PointerFocus that works in a Linux system?

I am especially interested in PointerFocus' Highlight mouse pointer and Keystroke visualization functions. They're great for recording screencasts! How can I achieve this in Linux? I am using Fedora 21 with MATE in case that helps. Thank you!
 
Old 07-02-2015, 03:30 AM   #2
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With Linux, you're pretty much limited to RecordMyDesktop or SimpleScreenRecorder (and/or various front ends for them). For pointer related stuff, you might just consider altering the pointer's behavior within the Desktop Environment.
 
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With Linux, you're pretty much limited to RecordMyDesktop or SimpleScreenRecorder (and/or various front ends for them).
Oh well that's too bad.
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For pointer related stuff, you might just consider altering the pointer's behavior within the Desktop Environment.
Can you elaborate on this?

Also, if there is no equivalent of PointerFocus, are there standalone programs for Linux that can achieve the same effect as highlighting mouse actions and/or keystrokes? Thanks!
 
Old 08-10-2015, 01:19 AM   #4
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for the pointer
-- not sure on the MATE de in fedora , it will be a mouse action

But for SL6.6 using Gnome2
from the toolbar
System / preferences / Control Center
( you might have to place a check in the "control center" check box from the configure set up gui for the standard menu )

click on "mouse preferences"
and place a check in "locate mouse"



Fedora will have something like that
 
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:41 AM   #5
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System / preferences / Control Center
( you might have to place a check in the "control center" check box from the configure set up gui for the standard menu )
click on "mouse preferences"
and place a check in "locate mouse"
Aha found it! It is called "Locate Pointer" in MATE's Control Panal Mouse settings. Thank you this helps a lot! Wish there's some way to mark this thread as half solved...
 
  


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