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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Auto screenshot capture tool for linux [duplicate]

I use zscreen in windows to capture my screen every 2 minute and save them on local file system with date time label. Is there any tool or script to doing this on linux Ubuntu?
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Black screen when taking screenshot

I am getting black pictures when I try to take a screenshot with the PrtSc key (which calls Screenshot application). My graphical system is a Nvidia optimus with Bumblebee installed (the problem ...
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How can instantaneously extract text from a screen area using OCR tools?

In Ubuntu 12.10, if I type gnome-screenshot -a | tesseract output it returns: ** Message: Unable to use GNOME Shell's builtin screenshot interface, resorting to fallback X11. How can I select a ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 screen capture (KSnapshot, etc.) broken by update

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 with an AMD/ATI graphics card (and multiple monitors). After a system update about a month or two ago KSnapshot stopped working for me. All it does is capture the stock KDE ...
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How to take a screenshot on Ubuntu Touch

I have flashed Ubuntu Touch on my Motorola Razr GSM (umts_spyder), and would like to take screenshots, but I don't know how. Is there a way to do that?
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crontab does not run

i have added a script to run every min like this crontab -e and then add this code * * * * * /bin/sh /home/user/Public/call.sh the code did not run then i restarted the cron sudo ...
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Taking screenshots with Mac keyboard

I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP notebook for more than two years, and I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Mac Pro. The problem of taking screenshots on a Mac is that there is no PrintScreen ...
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How do I take a screenshot with dimensions?

I need to capture hundreds of screenshots, each the same size. Is there an application that would allow me to capture a portion of my screen with fixed dimensions? For example, I would like the fixed ...
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Should I use ZimageZ in Xubuntu xfce to store my screenshots? [closed]

xfce4-screenshooter is offering to upload your screenshots automatically to zimagez.com but how long will they keep your screenshots there? See this article about the tool on webud8.org If it is not ...
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Screenshot utilty keeps taking the same pictures. (and using ffmpeg x11grab does the same) [closed]

The titles says it all. And this seems to happen a lot after installing Steam. At least I think it's tied into Steam because I start getting odd artifacts when starting Steam when. I don't think I ...
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Configure xfce4-screenshooter settings

xfce4-screenshooter is the standard screenshot program in XFCE on Xubuntu. How can I configure the settings about which format it saves the screenshot in and in which folder? I noticed, that my ...
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How to make Shutter as the default screenshot tool?

I have shutter 0.90 on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine (installed via PPA). I would like to use it as my default screenshot tool with the Print shortcut key. But I can't find the option in Shutter. It should ...
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How do I take screenshots with a delay?

While pressing Prnt Scrn mostly takes a screenshot there are times it doesn't do as intended. The most common case is when a dropdown menu is active. How do I take such screenshots? I want a solution ...
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Create an .svg screenshot

Is there an application which can makes a .svg screenshot?
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Is it possible to change language for user interface temporarily?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with German UI. However, when I ask questions here or anywhere else on Stack Exchange, and I am adding screenshots, I would prefer having them in English. Thus, my question is: How ...
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How to modify default printscreen behaviour?

The Prnt Scrn button currently takes a screenshot and saves it in ~/Pictures. How can I modify the behaviour I want for the Prnt Scrn button? Use case: I want to take a screenshot and go to GIMP and ...
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How to take a screenshot of a fullscreen video?

When I watch some movie, in fullscreen, I would like to make wallpapers for myself. Unfortunately, in fullscreen, I try to press PrtScn , then the fullscreen closes, after which it takes the shot. I ...
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Screenshot Tools to Capture Scrolling Windows

As the title of the Question states, I want to know what are the tools available for Ubuntu which would allow me to take screenshots of "Scrolling Windows" ie; tall webpages, tall nautilus window ...
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Read QR and other bar codes from screen

I'm looking for a simple way to read bar codes, data matrix and QR codes. The scenario: I have it on my PC screen (website, photo, PDF, webcam), want the contained text I'm on KDE, Kubuntu Precise, ...
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How to take screenshot of an X11 based GUI from a text terminal (such as tty1)?

I tried using DISPLAY=:0 import -window root "$HOME/Pictures/screenshot.png" (import is part of the ImageMagick suite), but that just displays a black screen. I want to do this as I wanted to ...
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Ubuntu Screenshot Window Class

I would like to know the class for the "thing" that pops up when you take a screen shot using the default screen capture utility in Ubuntu 12.04. When I do a full screen capture it lags a lot because ...
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Screenshot of active window

In former versions of Xubuntu, I was able to take a screenshot using Alt+PrintScreen. This doesn't work anymore in 12.04. Have the key binding changed?
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Quicker alternative to gnome-screenshot? (no animation!, quick!, no frills)

I want to take screenshots in Ubuntu. This is normally no big problem with the standard gnome-screenshot program is working good. But just now I ran into trouble because I need to take a screenshot ...
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Cannot take a screenshot when clicking on top-right system tray icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take screenshot of indicator menus? When I say top-right icon is the: wifi, volume, clock, system gear... When one of them showing the menu, I cannot take a ...
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How can I print-screen just one window and not my entire desktop?

I could swear I've always been able to do Alt+Print Screen to get 'just that window' but right now I am getting my entire desktop. Any idea why this would be or what I can do to get my ability to do ...
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Error while saving screenshot with any screenshot software

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I try to take a screenshot with the default screenshot utility or Shutter a dialog box appears saying that /home/user/Pictures is a read-only file system. I checked the ...
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Taking screenshots of all (or specific) virtual desktops/workspaces (or: windows beyond/larger than current desktop)?

I often need to take screenshots of windows that are larger than the currently shown desktop. I'm on Ubuntu 11.04, gnome-about says Version: 2.32.1; compiz --version says Compiz 0.9.4.0 -- and I have ...
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How to change screenshot file type from png to jpg when doing a Print Screen on Lubuntu?

This computer is running on Lubuntu. Print Screen will do a screenshot and save it automatically. However, the default image file is saved as png. I'd like to save it as jpg automatically. I tried ...
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Screenshot of the Gnome Shell Activities screen

Is there a way to take a screenshot of the gnome shell activities screen i.e the screen that pops up on pressing the Win key or Alt+F1? The PrintScr button works normally but doesn't seem to work when ...
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image format for Screenshot

In 12.04, can the image format for Screenshot be jpeg? I change the file name to save to to be ended with ".jpg", but Gnome image viewer seems not be able to open it saying Error interpreting ...
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What is the terminal command to take a screenshot?

What command(s) can I use in the terminal that's equivalent to the PrtSc (Print Screen) button? I am running Ubuntu gnome.
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How to take screenshot in a TTY terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I take a screenshot of a virtual console? I sometimes go to TTY1 to do some fixing when an app freezes or the system is slow (rare cases) but in some cases I need to ...
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scrot (screenshot) cron job not executing

I'm trying to execute a cron job with Scrot (screenshot utility) but it won't work. At first I thought it was a directory problem. I wrote my.png by itself at first, which could have been dropping ...
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How do I get another key binding for Alt+PrintScreen?

now, that ubuntu 12.04 has the HUD popping up if you press the Alt key, Alt+PrintScreen only ends up taking screenshot of the launcher on the left. How do I get another key binding for ...
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Taking screenshots in Lubuntu (11.10) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Print Screen key doesn't work if a drop-down menu is active As you know, by pushing PrintScreen button on the keyboard, a screen-shot of desktop will be saved on ...
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How to save GNOME Terminal contents with ANSI escape codes?

VT100 terminals have a relatively simple way to save terminal contents with escape codes to a file using Meta-p: XTerm.VT100.printAttributes: 2 XTerm.VT100.printerCommand: cat - > file ...
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App for taking a screenshot, editing and uploading it to a server

Do you know of any app that can take a screenshot using a keyboard shortcut, open a window for selecting a region of the screenshot and upload it to a hosting like imgur? Preferably for KDE.
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How to remove sound in Take Screenshot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the screenshot sound? After reinstalling Lubuntu 12.04 and Take Screenshot, I have a typical picture camera shot sound whenever I use the program, and ...
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How to get ScreenCloud to use PrtScn key

I recently downloaded the ScreenCloud app from the Ubuntu Software Center, and coming from Windows 7, it acts a lot like the "Lightshot" program. Like the Lightshot program on Windows, I would like ...
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What's a screenshot application which will auto-upload to imgur?

Is there an equivalent to Imgur on Ubuntu? I am looking for an application that has the simple workflow of: Taking a screenshot. Having it auto-upload in the click of a button.
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capture login screen-not sucssecful

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 . If more information is needed, please tell me. I Tried some guides to cature my login screen: How can I take a screenshot of the login screen? ...
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How do I disable Shutter plugins?

Shutter is a nice software but it takes a while to load. I observed that initially it loads some plugins (eg:upload-plugin). Is there a way to disable these plugins so that shutter loads quickly? ...
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How do I set a shortcut to screenshot a selected area?

In gnome's screen shot program, the quick keys PrtScn captures the entire screen and alt+PrtScn captures the active window. Is there a way to script or set up the third capture option of a selected ...
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gvnccapture- Installation

I want to capture virtual machine screenshot. I have installed xen hypervisor and I am controlling my virtual machines using libvirt-php API. It has a function: ...
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How to automatically add meta-tags to screenshot?

I was wondering if there is a way to automatically add a given meta-tag to the screen-shots taken on pressing print screen key. It would really be a time-saver because I upload many screen-shots to ...
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How to uninstall the default screenshot app?

I installed Lightshot using Wine and PlayonLinux, and it works really well. But, I think the default screenshot app is interfering with Lightshot, with the actual prtscn button. I was wondering if ...
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Where is the screenshot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard shortcuts not working after removing Shutter I pressed PrtSc, saw a flash and heard a shutter sound but no screenshot file saved in ~/Pictures. However, if I ...
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How do I cancel a time-delayed screenshot?

I'm using the default screenshot application that comes with Ubuntu gnome-screenshot When I was using it earlier to take screenshots of the lock screen I had set a long time delay, but forgot to ...
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How to take screenshot while a menu is open [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take a screenshot of a whole desktop with app menu selection? I recently wanted to take a screen shot of a nautilus menu to provide an image to the answer of a ...
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Pressing “Print Screen” making the screen flash two times. How can I stop that? [closed]

Pressing “Print Screen” key takes a screenshot and gives the feel of as I'm clicking a photo. It was the normal behavior on Ubuntu 11.10. But on 12.04 when Im pressing “Print Screen” flash happens ...