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I am not holding a camera, I do not need to hear a shutter sound to know I pressed the Print Screen key.

Other suggestions on the site encourage people to disable event sounds, but I use these. So it something I can hack out of the sound theme?

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Either disable system sound effects or, I am assuming you want to disable only the screen shot sound, move or rename /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/camera-shutter.oga

sudo mv /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/camera-shutter.oga /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/camera-shutter-disabled.oga
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Ta, that worked after a restart. –  johndrinkwater May 26 '12 at 7:43

Although I've not tested it, but it seems that /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/screen-capture.oga is the sound you're talking about.

Try renaming or moving it.

Also, in the properties of screen-capture.oga it is said it has as target the file camera-shutter.oga. so, it is a link to the later. i guess touching any of these would eliminate the sound

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Sorry, just saw your answer. Please edit to add the the file I reference in my answer and I can then delete mine. (both sound the same!) –  izx Aug 27 '12 at 15:11
    
after renaming it and log out/in it is solved. this answer came first and i will check it as definitive –  cipricus Aug 27 '12 at 15:11
    
@izx. add the file I reference in my answer. does this mean that both sound files should be renamed/removed or just one? –  cipricus Aug 27 '12 at 15:16
    
@cipricus: if this worked for you, great, no need to change the other -- that used to be the "old" screenshot sound file. Good job green 7, upvoted! –  izx Aug 27 '12 at 15:22

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