Measure distances on your screen

October 2016

Below, a list of software (Onscreen rulers) that will allow you to measure the distance between two points on your screen.

For Windows

Pixel Ruler : freeware for Windows 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista.

For Mac OS

GNU / Linux

  • KRuler : open source, being part of KDEGraphics (KDE).
  • ScreenRuler Open source, being part of Gnome.

Related :

This document entitled « Measure distances on your screen » from CCM ( is made available under the Creative Commons license. You can copy, modify copies of this page, under the conditions stipulated by the license, as this note appears clearly.