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On 11.10, I don't get a screengrab when pressing the Print Screen button on my keyboard if I have activated a drop down menu. For example, in nautilus, I can click the File menu and press the print screen button, nothing happens. Deactivating the drop down menu and all other things being equal, it works. Is that normal? Often when using this thing I'm actually needing to show some of those menu options.

Currently I use the workaround to grab after a delay of a few seconds, but I'm used to the print screen button working no matter what's in focus and would prefer it that way.

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I can confirm this occurs under both Unity and GNOME Shell sessions. BTW, this has already been reported as bug 29894 and has been around since early 2006. –  WarriorIng64 Oct 26 '11 at 3:57
    
Another side note: you can still use the Print Screen key when you have menus open from the top panel in GNOME Shell. Not sure why that's different, but it seems to at least work there. –  WarriorIng64 Oct 26 '11 at 3:58
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and what about shutter it will work without a problem, but you need to rebind the print key to shutter

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+1 But can you add steps on how to rebind print key to shutter in your answer –  wim Sep 17 '13 at 19:01
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