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

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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 at 5:03

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 at 10:06

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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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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Here are two Options for you to screenshot on Ubuntu:

  1. Use Gnome-screenshot utility. Launch the utility by going to “Applications”->”Accessories”->”Take Screenshot”. Select a screenshot mode from "Grab the whole screen", "Grab the current window" and "Select area to Grab"). Lastly, click on the “Take Screenshot” button to start capturing.

  2. 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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There are huge bugs in the Ubuntu selection-screenshot. The brain-dead tool animates a flash photo, and takes the screenshot just as the flash animation is happening, which results in an orange screenshot. Don't bother using Ubuntu selection screenshot because they can't be bothered to fix it.

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