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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Ubuntu taking Random Screenshots?

This probably sounds crazy, but at random times, Ubuntu 11.10 takes a ton of screenshots at the same time, and then more after that. You hear the clicking sound repeatedly and the dialogue pops up ...
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Do you have to deactivate or deinstall gnome-screenshot when using shutter?

In relation to this question: http://askubuntu.com/questions/6558/screenshot-tools-for-ubuntu Is it advisable to deinstall or deactivate gnome-screenshot when installing and using shutter? Or ...
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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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taking screenshot with menu activated using keyboard

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 ...
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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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Unable to set a shortcut to grab screenshot area

I currently have Ubuntu 13.10. At some point the default shortcuts Shift+Prn and Ctrl+Shift+Prn stopped working. Simply pressing Prn (captures the entire screen) works, pressing Alt+Prn to capture ...
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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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wkhtmltopdf wkhtmltoimage: cannot connect to X server

I compiled wkhtmltopdf from source on Ubuntu 64bit server 10.04 as described in manual. When I try to convert it exits with an error message: wkhtmltoimage: cannot connect to X server There is X ...
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How can I take a full page screenshot of a webpage from the command line?

I have installed CutyCapt on my Linode VPS and using it to generate screenshots by following command. xvfb-run --server-args="-screen 0, 1024x768x24" ./CutyCapt --url=http://www.google.com ...
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What snapshot software do you recommend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What screenshot tools are available? Hi, is there a snapshot software for Ubuntu? Something like SnagIt? The idea is many times I have to take the snapshot and edit ...
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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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Keyboard shortcuts not working after removing Shutter

I installed Shutter then removed it, and now Print Screen and Alt+Print Screen shortcuts are no longer triggering screenshots with gnome-screenshot. How do I restore this setting?
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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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Taking timely screenshots of particular sites

I have a website where I have to take weekly screen shots of sister sites. I was wondering how this maybe done. I had obtained the code for taking screen shots but have no idea how to open up the ...
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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 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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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 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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How do I make schelduled snapshots of an authenticated webpage?

How can I, as an Ubuntu beginner, get a daily snapshot of a webpage? The page requires a log in and then displays a bunch of numbers that I'm interested in. Can I write a script to take care of ...
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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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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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Is there an equivalent to FireShot for Chrome

I love FireShot but it's windows only, I do see that it comes for Chrome as well but still Windows only. Anyone found anything for Chrome on Ubuntu? Related but still FireFox: Is there an equivalent ...
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How to take screenshot of a windows machine for every 30 minutes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take a screenshot every n second? How to take screenshots of a windows machine running Windows 2008 server from ubuntu 11.04 for every 30 minutes automatically? ...
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Is there an equivalent to FireShot for Firefox?

On windows, I can use Fireshot with FireFox to take screenshots, ufortuately, its works only on Windows... how can I do the same on Ubuntu? The main features I will need are: Take full scrolling ...
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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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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 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 a screenshot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What screenshot tools are available? I have tried using ksnapshot and the only thing that does is take a screenshot behind the terminal and I have tried using Take ...
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How to take a screenshot of Chromium's search suggestions and instant search results

I've been trying to take screenshots of Chromium's Google search suggestions as I type. I would also like to include Google's instant search results. I tried using the Print Screen key, and also ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Take a screenshot of webpage at intervals?

I need a way to refresh a certain webpage and have a screenshot taken approximately every 5 minutes. I'm new with Ubuntu, but willing to use terminal, etc. If steps are given, I've used it before, I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Hitting Screenshot key does not give a preview

Back on 11.10, whenever I would take a screenshot, there would be a preview that gave me the option to either copy to a clipboard, save image wherever I wanted to, or cancel (in case I bumped the ...
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How can I take screenshots from inside a fullscreen program?

Normally, I hit my "Print Screen" key, and this wonderful thing appears. However, I have no such luck in fullscreen programs. Nothing happens. No wonderful little screenshot helper, no clipboard ...
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What programs/distro are being run in these screenshots?

Stumbling across (literally, via stumbleupon) I found some very cool linux desktop screenshots, and one was a screenshot of terminator from a question asked on this website. The bottom-left corner ...
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Screenshot of active window doesn't work

Ubuntu 10.10 Screenshot of full screen works. Screenshot of "selected area" works. But Screenshot of current (active) window doesn't. Nothing happens. The save screenshot window doesn't open. Tried ...
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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 ...