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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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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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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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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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 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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ScreenShot/PrintScreen doesn't work with menus dropped down!

Whenever I try to take a screen-shot (in my Ubuntu 12.04 box ) with the global menu, context menu for any window/file, it doesn't work. I don't seem to be able to take snapshots with menu dropped ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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VirtualBox: how to capture screen shots of Ubuntu 11.10 guest on Windows hosts using Ubuntu Shutter utility?

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 guest running within VirtualBox, on a Windows 7 host. I have the 3D acceleration option selected for the guest and I am able to access Unity 3D and Compiz. I find the whole ...
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Screenshot captures no windows [closed]

I attempted to take a screenshot by hitting print screen. Unfortunately, this was the result: Didn't show the open Firefox, Chrome or terminal windows. It also didn't show the top bar or any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to take a screenshot of login screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I take a screenshot of the login screen? I want to make a screenshot of my Login Screen on Ubuntu 11.10. So far, no method I read here has worked out for me. So ...
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How to interpret this screenshot error for gnome-screenshot?

This is the error when I type gnome-screenshot: $ gnome-screenshot ** DEBUG: The GetProfileForWindow request failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...