Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm looking for a good keyboard macro program for Ubuntu Linux? I want to easily be able to "start recording" have it record all keys pressed. Then when I stop recording save it. then I want to be able to call the macro by hitting a special key and selecting the sequence. having to open a text file and program the macro will create too much overhead.

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by Tog, Kevin Panko, Mokubai, nerdwaller, random May 6 '14 at 3:06

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract opinion-based answers. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. Share your research. Here are a few suggestions on how to properly ask this type of question." – Tog, Kevin Panko, Mokubai, nerdwaller, random
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

2 Answers 2

The program that comes closest to this that I know of is XMacro:

The XMacro package contains two simple, C++ programs (xmacrorec and xmacroplay) for recording and replaying keyboard and mouse events on an X server.

This is available in the Ubuntu repository as the xmacro package.

share|improve this answer

autokeys is a good option though it is more heavy weight than i am looking for

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.