June 14, 2011 · General · Email This Post

Camera Monitor is a little tray system icon that notifies you when your Webcam is on.It is designed for the GNOME desktop, but will work as well on KDE and XFCE.Camera Monitor is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Install camera monitor on ubuntu /11.10/11.04/10.10

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phobosk/phobosk-ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo aapt-get install cameramonitor

Using Camera monitor

Launch cameramonitor on command line: cameramonitor

Or from GNOME menu: Applications -> Sound and video -> Camera Monitor

Change preferences on command line: cameramonitor -p

Or from GNOME menu: Preferences -> Camera Monitor

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4 Comments to “Camera Monitor – System tray icon that notifies you when your Webcam is on”

  1. Red Five says:

    Anyone else notice the icon is the glowing red orb of the HAL9000? Coincidence? Hmmmm….

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  2. Karen says:

    Thank for the program! One little thing – there is a misprint in the listing – not “sudoa apt”, but “sudo apt”, of course.

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    admin Reply:

    Thank you and i have updated article.

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  3. Karen says:

    Erm… now you have “sudo aapt” in that very line. Another update? ;)

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