screenruler - measure objects on screen with a variety of metrics

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name screenruler
Package version 0.960+bzr41
Package release 1.2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 157 B
Download size 18.91 KB
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ScreenRuler will display a ruler on screen which allows you to measure the
other objects that you've there. It has the following features:
* Horizontal and vertical measurement in 6 different metrics:
pixels, centimetres, inches, picas, points, and as a percentage
of the ruler's length.
* Cusomizable colors and fonts.
* Keyboard control for precise positioning.
* Option for the ruler to stay always on top of other windows.


Package Version Architecture Repository
screenruler_0.960+bzr41-1.2_all.deb 0.960+bzr41 all Ubuntu Universe
screenruler - - -


Name Value
ruby -
ruby-cairo -
ruby-gettext -
ruby-gtk2 -
ruby-interpreter -


Type URL
Binary Package screenruler_0.960+bzr41-1.2_all.deb
Source Package screenruler

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install screenruler deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install screenruler




2014-01-16 - Christian Hofstaedtler <>
screenruler (0.960+bzr41-1.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Apply patch for Ruby 1.9 support, drop hardcoding of 1.8 (Closes: #734954)
2013-06-03 - Felix Geyer <>
screenruler (0.960+bzr41-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/control: Replace obsolete libgettext-ruby1.8 dependency with
ruby-gettext. (Closes: #709336)
2012-01-24 - Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals <>
screenruler (0.960+bzr41-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version + modifications from trunk:
- Port to GtkBuilder and replace GConf with a YAML file (Closes: #639437,
- Handle symlinks in screenruler.rb.
- Added a help window and internationalization support.
- Various bug fixes.
* debian/control:
- Update dependencies.
* debian/screenruler.xpm:
- Fix typo in Catalan translation and add a German translation.
* debian/watch:
- Delete it (no point, upstream version numbers are inconsistent).
* screenruler.rb:
- Hardcode Ruby 1.8.
* Change to source format "3.0 (quilt)" and debhelper compatibility
version 7, switch from CDBS to dh and bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
2010-12-05 - Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals <>
screenruler (0.900+bzr27-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version + modifications from trunk:
- Improved the "Track Mouse" feature.
* debian/control:
- Set libgtk2-ruby dependency minimum version to 0.18.1 (Closes: #508788).
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1.
* Update copyright years and debian/install.
* Add debian/source/format with content "1.0".
2009-12-01 - Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals <>
screenruler (0.891+bzr25-1) unstable; urgency=low
The "waiting for a sponsor since a year" release.
* New upstream version + modifications from trunk:
- Ask GDK for DPI settings, and allow users to override them in
the configuration dialogue (Closes: #509049) (LP: #309159).
- All patches except for hardcode-data-path.patch are upstreamed.
* debian/{control,watch,copyright}:
- Launchpad project name changed from "screen-ruler" to "screenruler"
(Closes: #550767).
* debian/copyright:
- Change it to the machine readable format.
* debian/screenruler.xpm:
- Change it to the new tango-style image.
* debian/{rules,install,links}:
- Install screenruler.rb into /usr/share/screenruler and symlink it
from there into /usr/bin.
2008-12-19 - Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals <>
screenruler (0.85-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches/fix-color-parsing.patch:
- The colour selection is not correctly saved, and if you change th
colour screenruler may afterwards fails to start. The problem was
that the string was being parsed as 8-bit, but it's 16-bit (LP: #273684).
* debian/control:
- Change the Maintainer field so that it doesn't contain my nick anymore.
2008-03-04 - Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT) <>
screenruler (0.85-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #466691).
* debian/patches/change-icon-path.patch:
- Patch so that it looks in /usr/share/pixmaps for
the application's icon.
* debian/patches/hardcode-data-path.patch:
- Hardcode the path to /usr/share/screenruler so that the executable
finds it.

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