gnome-shell on Ubuntu 12.04. When I hit PrtSc to take a screenshot, it works, but it automatically saves the screenshot in my Pictures folder. There's no dialogue asking where to save. It does show the dialogue box under unity though.
Assuming that I have read this bug-report correctly...
This is by design. No really!
Comments #37 onwards talk about this.
The current unity patches state:
The thread carries on:
With the reply:
So there you have it. The Gnome-Developers are insistent that their desktop environment should behave this way. Its an upstream issue. The Canonical Developers are respecting this decision and hence the "divergence" - Unity users have the Save as dialog whilst gnome-shell users have the by-design no dialog functionality.
Thus if you are using gnome-shell/gnome-classic, all the screenshots are saved in your home pictures folder
Note: You can override the screenshot location with
try using Shutter instead, its the best screen capture tool (as it site says :)
app site: http://shutter-project.org/
To configure Shutter as the default tool to take screenshots with when you press PrtSc or Alt+PrtSc, here’s what you need to do:
1 Go to Edit ▸ Preferences in Shutter
Hey guys this might help, I was poking around in the gnome menu as I noticed that with the new version of shutter enabling the hot key was not as simple and found that the iBus daemon wasn't started on my machine while in 'gnome fallback'. I found this by going to the gnome menu > system tools > Preferences > Keyboard Input Methods. I clicked it and started it as requested by a dialog and now printscreen works. Although the dialog used in unity doesn't show up, I found that it saved into ~/Pictures by default so no biggy, hope I could help someone as this frustrated me as well.