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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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Screenshot centered around mouse

I'm trying to emulate this video where a screenshot was taken whenever the mouse is clicked. How can I take a screenshot centered on the cursor without a lot of cropping images?
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Question about window managers

Just wondering if there is a place I can find a list with screenshots of what window managers are available?
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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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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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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 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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Application for taking pretty screenshots (like OS X does)

I've been building a website for a guy who uses Mac OS X and occasionally he sends me screenshots of bugs. They come out looking like this: This is fairly typical of Mac screenshots. You get the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to take screenshot of indicator menus?

If I hover over to the setting menu or any of the indicator menus, Prnt Scrnbutton won't work. If I want to take the snapshot of these menus, how do I do that?
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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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How to take screenshot on Ubuntu-guest (Virtualbox)

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 in a Virtualbox on windows host. whenever i try to take a screenshot by pressing the print screen or by launching the gnome-screenshot option the screenshot appears ...
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Create an .svg screenshot

Is there an application which can makes a .svg screenshot?
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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 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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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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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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Print screen key can no longer select a region to capture

After upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10, I've noticed that the "Take Screenshot" application used to be launched when I'd hit print screen. Now it automatically captures the entire screen. In 11.04 it ...
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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 do I take a screenshot of the alt-tab menu?

In Ubuntu 12.04, when I press alt+tab, the following menu comes up: (TODO: take screenshot of alt-tab menu) But while I have the alt-tab menu up, when I press Print Screen, and therefore Alt+Print ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...