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Playing with desktop files aka application launchers in Linux

Introduction

Desktop files are text files, with .desktop extension, that launches applications. In this tutorial, I wish to explore different ways you can use desktop files to run range of applications.

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Record desktop in Linux using ffmpeg

Step 1: Install PulseAudio Volume Control and ffmpeg

Search your distribution’s software repository to install them. On a typical Ubuntu like OS the terminal command would be

$ sudo apt-get install pavucontrol ffmpeg

Step 2: Record

Use following command to record your desktop.

ffmpeg -f alsa -i default -f x11grab -s 1366x768 -r 30 -i :0.0 -sameq filename.avi

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