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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 '15 at 15:11

Just press the Print Screen key.

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You may find the Pictures in your Home Picture folder, this will normally work with any operative system.

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+1 for keyboard picture – ajduke Apr 22 '14 at 5:03
Modifier keys "Shift" and "Ctrl" can also be useful... (screenshot of current window and user-selectable rectangle, respectively) – Peter Mortensen Jul 21 at 16:31

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 '15 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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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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As of Ubunutu 14.04 "screenshot of window" only takes the part in the current workspace. For example if your window spans more than one visible workspace, because it is longer or wider, then only the picture is cropped to the current workspace. – Tino Feb 23 at 17:51

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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