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Taking a screen shot pressing PRINT SCREEN key will not work if I have the application menu activated or a pop-up menu (right-click).

I know it s possible to do that using a delay on the screen shot application, but sometimes it would be a lot better to use a keyboard shortcut to do that.

Does anyone know if it is possible to take those screen shots using PRINT SCREEN key (or some other shortcut)?

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After some research, I found out this is a won't fix bug described in Gnome's Bugzilla.

So the only way to do it is use the screen shot tool with a delay, as described before.

Thanks for the help.

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Will this be improved? –  Casper Li May 8 at 8:21
    
@CasperLi I don't think things will change. It has been reported as won't fix at the GNOME project... :-( –  Alexandre May 9 at 14:18
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but it is so inconvenient... –  Casper Li May 9 at 14:19

The standard screenshot application gnome-panel-screenshot application supports a --delay argument (amongst others).

For a full list, run at a terminal

gnome-panel-screenshot --help

Edit : D'oh, you already know about that.

You can use the Keyboard settings panel to define custom shortcuts to commands - including arguments.

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