Screen Capture & Editing Tool HotShots 2.1.0 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

February 16, 2014 — Leave a comment


Hotshots, a screen capture with some editing feature now is at version 2.1.0. The new release brings a faster launch time and some new features.

Hotshots 2.1.0 changelog:

  • Speed up launch time
  • Add option for mouse cursor in snapshot
  • Add User defined action on click/double-click tray icon
  • Editor: add group alignment (vertical/horizontal)
  • Editor: add rescale background image panel
  • Change Windows grabbing code on windows platform
  • Editor: correct invalid save/restore position for text item

hotshots 2.1 ubuntu

Install / Upgrade:

There are a few Launchpad PPAs that contain the most recent build of HotShots, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, and Ubuntu 12.04.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one to install HotShots from ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install hotshots

You can also install Hotshots from ppa:samrog131/ppa or

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