If you’ve ever wanted to record your Linux desktop but don’t like that existing Linux screen recording apps are ugly and confusing to use, you’ll love Kooha. This is an elegant screen recording app designed with usability in mind. Here’s how to use it to record a desktop on Linux.
Installing Kooha on Linux
The Kooha screen recorder application is supported on Linux via Flatpak, Arch Linux (AUR) and source code that can be compiled. However, before we can move on to using this program, we need to demonstrate how to install it.
To install the Kooha app on your Linux computer, you need to open a terminal window. You can open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard. Or find “Terminal” in the application menu and launch it that way.
Once the terminal window is open, you can begin the installation. Follow the installation instructions below that match your preferred installation method.
The main distribution method for Kooha is through the Flathub app store as a Flatpak package. The reason for this is that the application is developed for the Gnome desktop and the Gnome team is working on the Flatpak. However, any Linux desktop can use Flatpak.
To start installing Kooha through Flatpak, you need to set up the Flatpak runtime. Setting up the runtime begins by installing the “flatpak” package on your computer. You can install this package by searching for “flatpak” in your distribution’s package manager.
If you are having trouble setting up the Flatpak runtime on your computer, we can help you! Check out our in-depth guide to installing and configuring Flatpak on Linux. It will tell you everything you need to know to make it work!
Once the Flatpak runtime is set up and configured on your system, you need to enable the Flathub app store. To enable Flathub app store use flatpak remote add command below.
flatpak remote-add –if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Once you have the Flathub app store installed on your Linux computer, you will be able to install the Kooha app. Using the below flatpak install command , set up your application.
flatpak install flathub io.github.seadve.Kooha
The Kooha app is available for installation on Arch Linux through the Arch Linux AUR . To start the installation, you must install the Trizen AUR assistant . This program makes it easy to configure AUR applications.
sudo pacman -S git base-devel git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git cd trizen / makepkg -sri
With the Trizen app installed, you can install the Kooha app on your computer using the trizen -S command .
trizen -S kooha
Although we do not recommend doing this, it is possible to install the Kooha application on your Linux computer from the available source code. For more information on how you can get this app to work on your Linux PC, visit the official Kooha webpage .
How to record Linux desktop with Kooha
To record your Linux desktop using the Kooha app, launch it by searching in the app menu. Then follow the step by step instructions below.
Step 1. Inside the Kooha app, you need to decide what you want to record. To capture only a portion of the screen, click the Capture Selected Screen box. Select the Capture Monitor or Window check box if you prefer to capture your entire desktop.
Step 2: After deciding which part of the screen to record in Kooha, you need to choose your audio options. Find the speaker icon in the app and click on it if you want Kooha to record all the audio coming from your computer.
On the other hand, don’t check this box unless you want Kooha to record audio from the Linux desktop.
Step 3: Once you’ve chosen whether you want to record audio from your speakers, you must decide if you want Kooha to record the microphone connected to your computer. To record from it, press the microphone button.
If you don’t want Kooha to record your microphone, don’t press the button.
Step 4: With your microphone settings configured, it’s time to decide if Kooha should display the mouse pointer. To have the application display your pointer while recording, click the Mouse Pointer button.
Don’t want the mouse pointer to appear in your posts? Do not press the button.
Step 5: After configuring all the settings in Kooha, you can start recording. Click the “record” button to start recording. When you click the Record button, the app will start recording your screen.
When you’re done recording, press the stop button. After choosing a stop, Kooha will save your video in the Videos folder in your home directory.