Something like Vokoscreen?

I love VS, but in Mate it is not darkmoke (white is horribly to intense)& the programs seems to freeze even after removal/reinstall. Is there anything like it that lets you pick the area to record with a box & you can right click on the icon on the taskbar to record/puase stop. I have Simple screen recorder, but you can’t pick the area to record as easy as in VS. Also, I know this is the wrong forum, but not sure where to post.

What about obs-studio? It’s in the Community repository — at least for now, because the next Stable update will move everything from the Community repository into the Extra repository.