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I'm using standard Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, how come I cannot set Shutter as default screenshoter anymore? I tried everything I knew, I purged it and reinstalled it completely, set it in Compiz Settings Manager shutter -f and shutter -a ticked the Gnome Compatibility Plugin, even rebooted the system completely still it doesn't react when I press PrintScreen instead basic screenshoter takes a screenshot. Is there something else has changed with compatibility?

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just a guess : are the settings in the keyboard shortcut panel (from configuration panel) the same than in CCSM ? – MrVaykadji May 27 '14 at 19:09
@MrVaykadji emm I'm confused, if you mean in settings/keyboard shortcuts/screenshots it says take a screenshot print and take a screenshot of a window alt+print the same by default in CCSM print and alt print I didn't change anything either there or there. – JoKeR May 27 '14 at 19:15
well, you should, since you want to use shutter when you press print. – MrVaykadji May 27 '14 at 19:16
@MrVaykadji what exactly do I need to change yet except shutter -f and shutter -a? because I'm confused... I'm using the same settings as I used in previous distros. – JoKeR May 27 '14 at 19:20

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Go to keyboard under system settings, and create a new custom shortcut.

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Once created, click on disabled, and once it changes to new accelerator, just press PrintScreen button, and you're all set.

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tricky! Thank you @Mitch, it works. I didn't even know about that. – JoKeR May 27 '14 at 19:35
I think it's worth to mention below the answer that if you bind shutter -a command to shortcut you will get active window screenshot (not entire screen). – s3m3n Jan 17 at 0:51

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