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In Karmic, shutter used to have a commandline option called --selection, which I've used in a hack to replace gnome-screenshot with the funcionality of shutter.

However, this option doesn't not exist anymore, but instead --select exists... the problem being, that --select will immediately open the shutter mainwindow, without allowing me to select anything. The contextmenu of shutter still has the 'Selection' option, which makes me wonder why the commandline option had been removed.

Is there a different way to toggle the Selection option in shutter from the commandline?

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What version of Ubuntu/Shutter are you using? I am using the version in the 10.10 repositories and it has the --selection option. – Alvin Row Dec 22 '10 at 2:49
@DoR: I'm using version "0.87 (beta) Rev.917" – user2817 Dec 22 '10 at 3:31
I am using Shutter v0.85.1 and it's avaialable for me.. – karthick87 Dec 22 '10 at 6:16
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I've removed a previously activated PPA for shutter, which appears to have an unstable Beta version of Shutter. Works now.

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Please accept your answer to the question, thanks! – Jorge Castro Jan 21 '11 at 19:30
@Jorge Castro Thanks for reminding me. When I've written this answer, the site didn't allow me to accept it, and I had to wait a while... looks like I forgot to accept it. :-) – user2817 Jan 22 '11 at 0:54

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