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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Why won't `import` correctly capture the inside of a window rendered in OpenGL, while `scrot` will?

I have been experimenting with OpenGL recently, and I decided to take a screenshot of one of my fancy triangles with import, which is part of imagemagick. However, on two different computers, one ...
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Move Gimp on the top of list in Screenshot

When I press PrtSc button, in the Screenshot dialog, if I choose "open with" in appear list, gimp is always on the bottom. Is it possible to move on the top?
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Application to turn screenshot (Ctrl+Shift+PrtScn) into file

I want to be able to press Ctrl+Shift+PrtScn - creates a partial screenshot - and save it automatically to file (to attach to email, etc...) ... Without installing a large application such as shutter ...
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Gnome-Screenshot error in Ubuntu GNOME 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (it came with GNOME 3.8, but I replaced by GNOME 3.10) and after a few problems, the only one I couldn't solve was the screenshot problem. When I press the ...
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How to set screenshot format to jpg? [duplicate]

I am wondering how can I change default screenshots to jpg, specially for MPlayer where default shots are in png which renders the images too large.
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How do I take a screenshot?

I'm not really sure since I'm still new to Linux distros in general
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gnome-screenshot copy to clipboard shortcut

I use MATE as desktop viewer. How can I add a shortcut for taking a screenshot of a part of the windows and copy it to the clipboard? Basically what with gnome the command control-shift-stamp.
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Faster Screen Capture

Good day everyone, I use screen capture utilities to create Anki study flash cards. I have been using the Shutter application with the "Selection" option which allows me to drag the capture region ...
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Big snapshot of small portion of screen?

I know about taking snapshot using PrtSc button , also its usage with shift to take snaps of a rectangle drawn over area of interest but in such a case the image created remains exactly of the size of ...
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Screenshot tool with integrated optipng or pngcrush

This is a followup question of how do I get maximal compressed screenshots? Is there a screenshot tool that has optipng or pngcrush already included to minimize the filesizes of the png ...
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Capturing step by step actions

Is there some tool to automated capture of step by step actions and screenshots during some task performing on computer with Ubuntu? P.S. Just for illustration, here is one software to capture step ...
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Issue with grabbing screen (screenshots)

Here is a vid demonstrating the issue. Whenever I try and grab a screenshot, I grab a different picture to what I think I am grabbing (except when using ubuntu's printscreen functionality when you ...
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how to take Automatic screenshots in ubuntu 12.04 every 2 minutes [duplicate]

I am Ubuntu 12.04 user and I want my machine take automatic screenshots of my work every 2 minutes. So which Software you prefer. Please suggest me.
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Pressing print screen results in a completely white screenshot?

Suddenly today, any screenshots taken with PrintScreen have turned all white. All the screenshots come in as plain white sheets. I had a similar error in 12.10 earlier where they had turned black! ...
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Window screenshot with Unity Global Menu enabled

When I press Alt+PrtSc, it only shoots when I release Alt, so it gets a screenshot of the Global Menu. How do I get the screenshot of the window without disabling Global Menu?
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How to capture Code::Blocks screenshot

I'm trying to make some notes of Code::Blocks with wxWidgets. I have a wxChoice box on the screen. With the list collapsed (i.e., unexpanded) I can get a screenshot of the form. However, with it ...
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Screenshot of current window

When I select to "Grab the current window" using the Screenshot app which comes with Ubuntu, the image is b0rked. The same window captured with "Select area to grab" looks normal: I am using ...
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how do I get maximal compressed screenshots?

I'd like to compress my screenshots as much as possible before I send them via email. The best compression ratio I only got with some work on each screenshot: first I took the screenshot with ...
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screen shots taken in ubuntu are not opening in windows 8

I have dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 13.04. Screen shots taken in Ubuntu with printscreen do not work inside windows 8. I can't even open them with paint,windows photo viewer, PHOTOS, photoshop or ...
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How do I replace xfce4-screenshooter in Xubuntu?

When I press Prnt Scrn in Xubuntu, xfce4-screenshooter starts. I also installed shutter which has many more options to customize and to compress the screenshot into a smaller, better emailable size ...
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The arrow, page up and down keys cause screenshots

Every time I attempt to scroll through web pages with the arrow keys or insert, home, end, page up or down.... my computer snaps a screenshot. is there a system setting or fix to this issue?
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saving screenshots from before OS is installed

I'm doing an assignment which requires me to take screenshots of everything I do, including taking screenshots of using using the partition manager in the "test" version of Ubuntu 12.10. How can I ...
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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 ...