Ubuntu Mate, Presentors and Zoom
So i do a lot of presentations and some of the most important tools in a arsenal of a presentor are the clickers and zoom tools
with Ubuntu Mate i have been struggling to find the right tool. so i ended up doing a small hack.
I use logitech spotlight clicker for my presentations, on mac and windows it has a lot of fancy features but in linux there is only one option.
This provides a lot of functionalities. but a simple option stuck me. the option to test the setup
This button allows me to test the setup. I found that this can be controlled via commandline, so i setup following as my key shortcuts
Title: Start Magnification
command: projecteur -c spot=on
Title: Stop Magnification
command: projecteur -c spot=off
This is not without its own drawbacks (when zoomed there is no screenupdate registered, and alt tab etc are not registered and compositor is a must) however it works and for now thats more then enough for me.
note: article originally published on now defunct : https://til.anantshri.info/post/presentor_and_zoom/