scrcpy - Display And Control Android Devices Connected Via USB On Linux


scrcpy is a free application which provides display and control of Android devices connected on USB (or over TCP/IP). It does not require any root access. It works on GNU/Linux, Windows and MacOS.

License: Apache V2.0


  • The Android part requires at least API 21 (Android 5.0)
  • Make sure you enabled adb debugging on your device(s).
  • Also USB Debugging ( Security Settings ). Allow granting permissions and simulating input via USB Debugging.
    NOTE: If Mouse clicks and keyboard doesn't work.

Under Developers Settings on your Android phone activate:

How to install on Debian or Ubuntu:

Install the required packages from your package manager:

# runtime dependencies

sudo apt install ffmpeg libsdl2-2.0.0

Press Enter, then continue with...

# client build dependencies

sudo apt install make gcc pkg-config meson ninja-build \

libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libavutil-dev \


# server build dependencies

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk

Press Enter,

Next, two options if meson is too old, run the second command:

sudo apt install python3-pip

Press Enter,

Wait to see if it is working. If not run the second command via pip3:

pip3 install meson

Press Enter.


Action Shortcut
switch fullscreen mode Ctrl+f
resize window to 1:1 (pixel-perfect) Ctrl+g
resize window to remove black borders Ctrl+x | Double-click¹
click on HOME Ctrl+h | Middle-click
click on BACK Ctrl+b | Right-click²
click on APP_SWITCH Ctrl+s
click on MENU Ctrl+m
click on VOLUME_UP Ctrl+ (up) (Cmd+ on MacOS)
click on VOLUME_DOWN Ctrl+ (down) (Cmd+ on MacOS)
click on POWER Ctrl+p
turn screen on Right-click²
expand notification panel Ctrl+n
collapse notification panel Ctrl+Shift+n
paste computer clipboard to device Ctrl+v
enable/disable FPS counter (on stdout) Ctrl+i

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