Install Shadow Ubuntu (Linux) beta 18.04


We're proud to offer our official beta version of Shadow for Ubuntu! Because this is a very early beta, we have a unique set of instructions recommended only for advanced users who are confident using Ubuntu or Linux in general. Follow the instructions below to install Shadow on Ubuntu. Before proceeding, confirm your Ubuntu system is in good health and has not received any significant system changes.



Warning: This guide may not work on computers with an NVIDIA graphics card.



The .zip from your customer area contains the .deb, the changelogs
and the installation steps.

Ubuntu 18.04

Download from your customer area

Ubuntu 17.10

Download from your customer area

Installation from terminal

sudo dpkg —unpack shadow-alpha-XXX.deb (XXX bionic|artful)
sudo apt-get -f install

Graphical Installation

Double click on the shadow-alpha-XXX.deb (XXX bionic|artful)



./shadow-beta (or click on the desktop shadow icon)


./shadow-alpha (or click on the desktop shadow icon)

Known limitations

  • No Nvidia video acceleration support
  • No wayland support


Ctrl-G + Shift-G +:

  • G: Grab/Ungrab inputs
  • F: Fullscreen/Windowed
  • Q: Quit the app
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