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I'm not really sure since I'm still new to Linux distros in general

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Agreed - this may well be a duplicate of something, but it's not a duplicate of that question. –  thomasrutter Sep 19 '13 at 5:15
    
See also: How to take screenshot of indicator menus? –  Wilf Jun 25 at 15:11

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Just press the Print Screen key.

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You may find the Pictures in your Home Picture folder.

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+1 for keyboard picture –  ajduke Apr 22 '14 at 5:03

Shift + Print Screen allows you to print a selection of the screen.

Print Screen alone will take a screenshot.

Hold SUPER (The Windows Icon on you keyboard) to display all key shortcuts.

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Oh I didn't know about the windows key! –  Raffi Khatchadourian Mar 25 at 14:43

Open Dash (upper icon on the launcher) and search screenshot.

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Thanks. I'm running Linux in a VM under OSX and my keyboard does not have a Prt Scr key.. –  Anders Hansson Feb 26 '14 at 10:06

You can use "shutter" for taking a snapshot of a selected area. You need to do

sudo apt-get install shutter
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Use GIMP. Launch GIMP and go to “File”->”Create”->”Screenshot”. Choose to capture a single window (with/without window border), the entire screen (with/without mouse pointer) or a specific region of the screen. Click on the “Snap” button to start capturing.

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View the available short-cuts under

Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Screenshots

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If you have less options view Create custom short-cuts

If you would like to use a tool you may want to use Gimp, Shutter, etc. View more in This thread

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