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now, that ubuntu 12.04 has the HUD popping up if you press the Alt key, Alt+PrintScreen only ends up taking screenshot of the launcher on the left. How do I get another key binding for Alt+PrintScreen?

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Just curiosity. What does Alt + PrintScreen is meant to do? – Ángel Araya Sep 24 '12 at 20:41
@ Angel: Takes a screenshot of the current window. It works fine for me though. You have to hold down alt, then press PrScr. The HUD only appears if you tap alt, not when holding it down for an extended period of time. – Glutanimate Sep 24 '12 at 20:50
If you want to change the shortcut anyway just head to System Settings --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts --> Screenshots – Glutanimate Sep 24 '12 at 20:53
@Glutanimate Good to know. Shutter always solved that for me. – Ángel Araya Sep 24 '12 at 21:01
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Just to put @Glutanimate comment as an answer:

Head to:

  • System Settings

    • Keyboard

      • Shortcuts

        • Screenshots

Once there modify your shortcuts.

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