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The Prnt Scrn button currently takes a screenshot and saves it in ~/Pictures.

How can I modify the behaviour I want for the Prnt Scrn button?

Use case: I want to take a screenshot and go to GIMP and quickly use Ctrl+Shift+V to paste the screenshot. If I do it now, I see:

GIMP Message
There is no image data in the clipboard to paste.
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You can copy a screenshot to clipboard by pressing ctrl + prt sc. You can change this binding by going to System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Screenshots.


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