Screenshot is an image taken by the computer to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device. Usually this is a digital image taken by the host operating system or software running on the computer

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Taking a screenshot of current user's session

(Forgive me if my terminology is not quite accurate here) I have a cron job set up that uses scrot to take screenshots of my desktop at various intervals. However, when I switch user to another ...
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CoverFlow app for Screenshots

Does anyone remember how the tiny little KDE/QT tool to create stylish (reminiscent of iTunes' CoverFlow effect) screenshots with reflections? One could select some screenshots (or other pictures) and ...
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Create periodically screenshots using scrot excluding time when screen is locked

I do one screenshot per minute using next bash script while true; do scrot -d 60 -q 1 '%Y-%m-%d-%H:%M:%S.png' -e 'mkdir -p ~/screen-snapshots/%Y-%m-%d & mv $f ~/screen-snapshots/%Y-%m-%d/'; ...
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Random PostScript File in my home folder

Today I have installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my machine. I set up some program and different tool. But when I right-click on a file, in 'Open With' line I see an empty cell: screenshot here When I click ...
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Screencap installation screen in ubuntu

Is there a way of taking a screenshot of the installation process of Ubuntu without having to create a virtual machine and installing it inside it? Thank you!
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How can I take a screenshot of an application running in a TTY without framebuffering enabled?

As the title says, I have an application that I need to run in a TTY. I also need to take a screenshot of it while it's running. How can I take a screenshot of an application running in a TTY without ...
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Screenshots taken in ubuntu 14.04 LTS are not opening in windows 7 [closed]

I have dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Screenshots taken in Ubuntu with default screenshot app do not work inside windows 7. I can't even open them with paint,windows photo viewer, PHOTOS, ...
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Set default folder for screenshots [duplicate]

I take screenshots very often. I have a dedicated folder for screenshots, but I have to select it each time I take a snapshot with Ubuntu's default screenshots tool. How can I set the default folder ...
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Opening Screenshot in capture menu not in the action menu!

I have added ScreenShot to the xfce-pannel but like starting it using [Fn] [Prnt Scrn], I don't get the timelaps option, instead I get the full screen capture menu, but opening the same Screenshot ...
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How to fix automatic “save screenshot ”message popup comes while typing?

My machine is taking screenshot automatically while typing.It is happening in between typing and comes a popup "save screenshot". How can I fix this problem. Please help.
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Taking screenshot of a specific area from the command line

I am running Lubuntu desktop 12 and I am looking for a tool that can take screenshots of a certain area from the command line. I have tried out Shutter. It works but, when I run the command it ...
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How can I take a screenshot from a window, with customizable margins

I need a tool that will do the following: selecting a window, will make a screenshot of that window with a x padding, like in the following image: So, in most of the cases x will be equal with y, ...
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gnome-screenshot keyboard shortcut not taking screenshots of my entire desktop

I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Using the "keyboard" settings, I have bound my print screen key to the command gnome-screenshot -c -p, and Super+Print to gnome-screenshot -c -p -w. However, when I ...
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Screenshot tool with “copying into clipboard in jpeg format” function

I need to paste many screenshots into libreoffice calc document and i want minimize the size of file. I try to take screenshot with gnome-screenshot and with shutter. I make screenshot, copy into ...
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Screenshot not being saved to auto-saved-directory

I'm using ubuntu-gnome and changed org.gnome.gnome-screenshot to a different directory with this command: gsettings set org.gnome.gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory ...
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How do I specify directory for screenschots? Lubuntu 14.04 LTS

The screenshots I take using PrtSc button are stored in my /home directory. Is it possible to specify another directory? I do not get an option to specify where I would like my screenshot to be saved ...
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14.10 Screenshot Funtionality missing

In ubuntu 14.10 the screenshot functionality is missing, If I hit Prt Sc nothing happens, It doesn't copy something to the clipboard, it doesn't open a image save dialogue or a screenshot app. How do ...
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What is the convenient way to take a screenshot and share it to Google+?

What is the convenient way to take a screenshot and share it to Google+? I tried Shutter but it doesn't have a plugin to share to Google+. I also tried to install Nanoshot, but I got E: Unable to ...
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How to take a screenshot without make the NetworkManager applet close?

I want to take a screenshot of the NetworkManager applect because it doesn't work as expected for me. When I press PrtSc button, a screenshot is made but before the screenshot is take, the "popup" of ...
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gnome-screenshot problem with color depth 8, any change to generate screenshots 32 color depth?

$ gnome-screenshot -f test.png $ identify test.png test.png PNG 1920x1080 1920x1080+0+0 8-bit DirectClass 275KB 0.000u 0:00.000 $ xwininfo -root | grep Depth Depth: 24 It generates 8-bit images, ...
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Hotkeys and Menus when screenshotting

Why's it so difficult to take a screenshot of something say like a menu and hotkeys disable themselves whenever a menu or popup is on the screen? When I want to take a specific screenshot of ...
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Can't take screenshots after updating to 14.10 from 14.04

(Sorry if this doesn't belong here) I updated to 14.10 last night, and today I've been trying to take screenshots of various things but I'm not able to take it properly. Before, I wuold hit PrntScr ...
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Indicators, menus and menu bars displaying white?. Screenshots issue?

I've just made a upgrade (partial upgrade to be honest) to Ubuntu 14.10, from 14.04. When restarting the computer I find what is displayed on the image, I tried to update my computer to see if that ...
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Print Screen doesn't work

Print screen key does work in ubuntu 12.4. downloaded an app called screenshot and that works great. but would like to know why the print screen key is disabled
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How to take a screenshot with the actual pointer icon?

Normal keyboard shortcuts for screenshots like Ctrl+Print_Screen do not include the pointer in the image at all. Special applications like Take Screenshot may offer an effect option to include the ...
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Taking screenshot of GRUB without VM

Is there any way that I can take screenshot of my GRUB menu without loading my operating system in a virtual machine? Or if I want to take a screenshot of my GRUB menu using a VM, do I have to ...
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Cannot make a screenshot using Print-key on Gnome 3.10

I use Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME shell 3.10.4. Pressing the [Print]-key will cause the screen to shortly turn dark - as it seems to be custom on Ubuntu for capturing a screen. But afterwards there is no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is making screenshots automatically without my interaction

From yesterday, working on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS notebook I noticed that the system is making screenshots automatically without my interaction at different time intervals. "Save screenshot" window ...
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How to get the default screenshot tool?

I want to get user's default screenshooter application. Like, in a fresh install Ubuntu, it is gnome-screenshot, or in Xubuntu it is xfce4-screenshooter. Or maybe Distro A's screenshooter is ...
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Automate taking a screnshot and sending the image to Inkscape

I very frequently use Inkscape to take a screenshot of some application. Doing it while doing other jobs is somewhat distracting because it requires to take the screenshot, open the software to ...
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QQ International - is there a way to get this to work?

Well, I would love to have the chat features, but the main reason I want it is because of how good the screen capture function is. The CTRL+ALT+A and being able to resize the picture area is really ...
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Screenshooter hangs XFCE4

Several times over the last 48 hours I have had to reboot my way out of an XFCE4 hang where the mouse and keyboard cease responding in the GUI. A pattern has emerged whereby this happens just after I ...
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Automatic screen capture script

I'm looking to accomlish exactly what Anwar Shah describes here Bash script to take screenshot and save the image - Ubuntu with the added functionality of setting a time increment for the script to ...
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Installing gnome screenshot

I followed this advice Default save directory for gnome-screenshot? and installed it as the top answer suggested. But the "screenshot" does not appear (see image). ...
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Blue Selection line appears in screenshots after installing MATE

So, I have Xubuntu installed with the default screenshotting program. Which is generically called "Take Screenshot". When selecting the "Selected Area" method MATE seems to have a different ...
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From gnome-screenshot command line, how do you predefine the are?

So gnome-screenshot has the following options: tim@Hairy14:~$ gnome-screenshot --help Usage: gnome-screenshot [OPTION…] Take a picture of the screen Help Options: -h, --help ...
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When I use Super+Prt Scr I get a transparent file

I am using Gnome 3.12.2 This is a screenshot taken when I press Prt Scr (I have a dual screen. Chrome is maximised). This is one is taken when I do Alt+Shift+4 (My shortcut to take an area ...
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How can I use firefox to take full page screenshots from command line?

I need to take a screenshot of a whole web page. I have seen How can I take a full page screenshot of a webpage from the command line? where many ways to take a screenshot are proposed but I need to ...
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Screenshot (CTRL + SHIFT + PrtScn) not in clipboard

CTRL + SHIFT + PrtScn has suddenly stopped working. I'm still able to select an area, but the image is never copied to the clipboard. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.
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Gnome-Screenshot GUI: Which command launches that?

I'm interested in setting up a keyboard shortcut that will launch the graphical user interface for Gnome Screenshot. I am however unable to find the command that launches the GUI. Executing ...
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Why is my screenshot just of the splash screen?

Below is all I see when I take a screenshot using the Print Screen key on my desktop. The application that pops up with the option to save/copy the screenshot is just called "Screenshot". I also had ...
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How to prevent switching Print key shortcut back?

I've set my Print key to Take a screenshot of an area, but every time I logout and login it changes back to Take a screenshot (of full screen) without unsettin the old one ?! and saves the full screen ...
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Any screenshot application that supports HiDPI?

In a computer with a HiDPI screen (3200x1800), with Ubuntu 14.04 and Cinnamon, gnome-screenshot (3.10.1) captures images at half the resolution (1600x900), so the capture appears blurry. I've tried ...
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Can't take screenshot with 14.04

I just made a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. All goes well but I can't take screen-shot with the shortcut print key. In the shortcuts settings the key is recognized. Previously installed Ubuntu ...
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How to change the keyboard shortcut to take screenshots with Shutter?

I use Shutter for screenshots. When I press Print Screen or Shift + Ctrl + Z, a popup appears that a screenshot is going to be made in 2 seconds. After that Shutter opens, and I can then crop the ...
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How to take screenshot in jpeg format using ubuntu tools only

i need to develope a cpp software to capture screenshot ( in jpeg format ) and send images's bytes through a socket. I created correctly the server socket but i don't know how to take a screenshot ...
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How to take screenshot of shutter's menu?

With the application famously known as shutter, one can take screenshot of about every GUI element: like windows, hidden windows, menus, cursor tip etc. The only thing shutter can't take screenshot ...
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Adding white space to a shutter screen shot

I have a taken a screenshot with Shutter, and I wish to annotate the screenshot, so I click on edit. How do I add white space around the screenshot to put my annotations?
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How to capture screen in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm new to Linux. However I already enjoy what I see. My question is, how do you make a screen shot when using the Desktop, and what program(s) would I go about using to do it? I would also like to ...
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zscreen - real alternative for automated screen capture

I know there's scrot for automated screen capture at every X seconds, but I need something like ZScreen which provides a GUI and simply by click Start and Stop, I can toggle between the process. And ...