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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:21 pm    Post subject: Screen ruler / measurement tool Reply with quote

I need a general (non-browser) based tool to measure size of objects on the screen. (Taking a screen shot and opening the image in an image editor is to cumbersome.)

I have looked at several options:

  • KRuler - probably OK if you use KDE. I use Xfce and don't want all the KDE dependencies that KRuler pulls in.
  • ScreenRuler - seems outdated / unmaintained. Doesn't run on Ruby 2.3 / 2.4 without patches. (No ebuild - because it is unmaintained?)
  • xscreenruler - didnt' work properly. (Couldn't move the ruler where I wanted.)
  • slop (Select Operation) - worked as advertised and has an ebuild. Pretty acurate; easy to move the starting point of the selection with arrows.
  • ...


I ended up using slop. Are there other, better options? Options that work well with Gentoo preferred.

PS! maim (based on slop) seems like a good replacement for scrot, but as I said initially - I don't want to take screen shot.
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