Chapter 8. GNOME Screen Recording

GNOME Screen Recording is a built-in feature in the GNOME desktop environment that allows users to record their desktop or specific application activities. The recordings are saved as video files in the WebM format.


  1. To start the recording, press the Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R keyboard shortcut.

    Once the recording begins, a red circle indicator appears in the upper-right corner of the screen, indicating that the recording is active.

  2. To stop the recording, press the same Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R keyboard shortcut again.

    The red circle indicator disappears, signaling the end of the recording.

The recorded video files are saved in the ~/Videos directory. The filenames of recorded videos start with Screencast and include the date and time of the recording.