[ubuntu] recordmydesktop very hard to use

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http://ubuntuforums.org – My experience history I ran this on cinnamon desktop and got a usable red button on the panel to stop and control the program. then something happened and when started, the menu panel disappears and just white bars at top of screen with the current window displayed. No way to shut it down, no control of the PC menus. I eventually pulled the plug on the PC. Subsequent tries same, so log into gnome3 same white panel and no controls when running record my desktop so reboot. Then I discovered you can hit alt-F2 key to open a command input box then type gnome-terminal to load terminal window th (Hardware)