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Default save directory for gnome-screenshot?

The Print Screen window that appears when pressing the ImprPant button (at least, that's what it's called in my keyboard) has the "Save Folder" set to /home/myusername/ by default. I'd like to change that folder so that /home/myusername/Downloads/is the default, but there are no options available that I can see.

How can I do this?

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Yes, it definitely is. –  Gabriel Sep 22 '12 at 0:38
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Install dconf-editor:

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Open it up and head to org --> gnome --> gnome-screenshot. Under auto-save-directory set the URI to your default directory:

file:///path/to/directory
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O.O this can't be the easiest way to achieve something as simple as changing the default save folder of an app, can it?? –  Gabriel Sep 21 '12 at 23:56
    
There is a way to change the dconf setting from the command line directly. I don't know how, though. But yes, it's a lot of effort to change one simple setting. That's how linux is sometimes :/ –  Glutanimate Sep 22 '12 at 0:00
    
haha using the command line is even worst! I personally don't have a problem with it, but I thought Ubuntu was supposed to be the easy Linux OS option... –  Gabriel Sep 22 '12 at 0:02
    
Oh, well, linux is still linux and the powerful command line one of its trademarks. You'll get used to it. If you are unhappy with the screenshot tool in general, you might want to check out some of the (very good) alternatives: askubuntu.com/questions/6558/… –  Glutanimate Sep 22 '12 at 0:05
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@Gabriel You can remove the "print screen" shortcut to "take screenshot" in keyboard settings (just keyboard in unity app view)...and add a custom shortcut for shutter if you want... –  hbdgaf Sep 22 '12 at 0:34
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