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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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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How do I make scheduled 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 this?...
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Shutter snapshot tool to copy image to clipboard

I'm a new Ubuntu Desktop user and looking for snapshot tool to use as alternative to Greenshot in Windows. I found Shutter is the one. Though I want to copy the image in Shutter built-in editor to ...
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How do I take a sceenshot in unity8 (mir desktop)?

I'm trying unity8 (mir desktop) and I don't know how to take a screenshot.
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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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Unable to save screenshots

I am trying to take a screenshot of a certain area using the Shift+Print key combo, and after I take it and try to save it to any directory, I get a message: Unable to capture screenshot Error ...
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How can the Ubuntu phone screenshot sound be turned off?

I have set the phone (Aquaris E4.5) to silent, but taking a screenshot (up and down volume buttons) still produces a sound. How can this sound be turned off? I'm on Ubuntu 15.04 (OTA-10.1).
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How to save screenshots as JPG automatically?

I want to make all screenshots I take jpeg automatically -- not png. I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
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From gnome-screenshot command line, how do you predefine the area?

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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How do I take a screenshot of more than my desktop?

Whenever I push 'printscreen' or use the screenshot app I capture only my desktop background, see image: Update I tried shutter as per Andrea's advice. But it does the same thing, only returns the ...
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Restore Pictures folder in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm accident delete Pictures folder in /home/my_username. I try to re-create that folder but it seems that the system doesn't understand it. All the pictures I take from the screenshot, shutter, save ...
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Installation of clamav with 404 error

Trying to install clamav via the terminal in ubunta and getting 404 error to the clamav install location us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ and security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ locations. Doesn't download and ...
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How to stop auto screenshot

After a few minutes of not using my computer, pressing any key (it seems) initiates a screenshot being taken. Any idea of why this is happening, and how to stop it?
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how do I exit from xfce4-screenshooter -r without taking a picture?

so I'm been trying to simulate Xubuntu to work similarly to the stuff I often do on my MacBookPro. One of the things I often do is to create a screenshot of a region and on xUbuntu, this is done via: ...
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How to take screenshots with shutter while editor is open?

I am using shutter to create screenshots. The workflow that I would like to do is something like this: Create a giant image 900x9000 px. Open the image in the shutter editor Take screenshots ...
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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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Shortcut to “mate-screenshot -a” not working in Ubuntu MATE 16.04

Just installed MATE on my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 and I tried to get to mate-screenshot the same behaviour as gnome-screenshot does in Unity: just press Shift+Print to choose the portion of the ...
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How do I paste a screenshot to Writer?

When I take a screenshot with say Alt + Printscreen and Ctrl + V in LibreOffice Writer, out comes only text 'screenshot'. How do paste actual image to Writer? I know the screenshot is taken due the ...
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How to detect screenshots in Ubuntu?

Apart from monitoring keystrokes for Print Screen, is there a way for a tool or software running in Ubuntu (whatever the desktop) to detect that a screenshot or video recording of the whole or a part ...
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Can I make a screenshot and directly open it in Gimp?

Common use case for me and printscreen: Hit printscreen and save .png Open up Gimp Find file I've saved Edit file (crop and highlight regions) It seems like the first three steps could be combined ...
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How to take a screenshot with the actual pointer icon?

Normal keyboard shortcuts for screenshots like Ctrl+Print_Screen do not include the pointer in the image at all. Special applications like Take Screenshot may offer an effect option to include the ...
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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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Recommendations for a simple screenshot annotation tool?

I am looking for a simple screenshot annotation tool with the following features: Crop Resize Blur Draw shapes and lines Add text
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ffmpeg unrecognized option “draw_mouse”

There is ffmpeg package installed from ppa:mc3man/trusty-media. ffmpeg version N-78590-g5590ab4 Copyright (c) 2000-2016 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 4.8 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1) When ...
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Set up Shutter (or other screengrab tool) to capture a preset area from a keyboard shortcut

I have Shutter installed which i use for screengrabbing. It always asks me to draw my selection area on screen, but for an upcoming job i'm going to be going to lots of different urls on our website ...
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How can I take a screenshot of the login screen?

How can I take a screenshot of the login screen? I do not want to recreate my Ubuntu installation in a virtual machine.
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taking screenshot with menu activated using keyboard

Taking a screen shot pressing PrtScr 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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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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Faster partial screenshot workflow

I take a lot of partial screenshots. I invoke the GNOME screenshot, select "Select area to grab", click "Take Screenshot", drag a region, click "Copy to Clipboard", and paste. How can I speed up this ...
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How to change the file naming scheme for screen shot [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and when I take the screen shot, the default file name is given like Screenshot from 2016-02-29 11:08:10.png. I do not want the file name to have a space () and a colon (:). ...
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Shutter capture tooltip AND background

I am using shutter on Ubuntu 15.10. I need to capture a window where containing a tooltip that I need to activate in that window. But currently it seems shutter can only capture the tooltip without ...
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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 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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How do I capture a screenshot of a window, and all the windows on top of it?

I'm using screenshots as regression tests for GUI software. Before deploying each new version, a series of automatic tasks is run against the old and the new version, screenshots are generated after ...
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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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Any Alernative of StepShot for ubuntu?

I am looking a Application for ubuntu similar to Stepshot for linux. Is there any good alternative available for ubuntu ? i need automated tools which can take screenshot on every clicks and allows ...
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How can i change the default name for the screenshots made by gnome-screenshot?

Gnome-screenshot 3.1.2 uses filenames like this one Screenshot at 2011-07-31 12:13:04.png making it rather easy to see when it was taken. The problem is that it uses the colon ( : ) character -...
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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 Vector ...
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How to show a different desktop image to screen capturing applications?

I often take screenshots with shutter and do screen recordings with other applications, and sometimes I have my desktop picture set to something private that I don't want people looking at my ...
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How to take screenshots of sections of the screen?

On Mac OS X, there is a handy key combo for taking a screenshot of any arbitrary rectangle section of the screen(Command-Shift-4). Is there something similar(maybe Compiz plugin) for Ubuntu/Gnome?
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How can I easily scale a screenshot, taken from a high-DPI screen?

Since I switched to a High DPI display, the screenshots I post are awkwardly big, example below. Is there a way to quickly make them look normal? Preferably something faster than firing up GIMP. In ...
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GIMP: How to assign a keyboard shortcut to “screenshot” function

How can I assign a keyboard shortcut to the function "screenshot" in GIMP Following preference -> configure keyboard shortcut I cannot find "screenshot in the list of actions". Ideally, a shortcut ...
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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 customize save location for screenshots on Ubuntu GNOME? [duplicate]

Upon pressing PrtSc a screenshot is automatically taken and put in my Pictures folder, however I do not wish for it to be places there so is there any way to change the automatic save location? Or to ...
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Is the gnome-screenshot modified for Ubuntu? [closed]

I am a big fan of gnome-screenshot on Ubuntu. When I press the print key on my keyboard, it captures the current screen and shows me a dialog asking what to do with the screenshot. Usually, I use it ...
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secondary image in mate screenshot

I was taking a picture of a youtube video, using mate screenshot, when I noticed there is a secondary image on the lower right corner of the image. The ghost image was not visible when the the photo ...
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Pidgin “Send screenshot” plugin

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) with Pidgin 2.10.9 (libpurple 2.10.9) and I cannot install "Send screenshot" plugin from .deb package on it'official site. If I try to, Software Center notifies me about ...
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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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How to take a screenshot of a TTY while unable to execute code in it? [duplicate]

I want to run something in one TTY and then take a screenshot of it from another TTY (because it won't let me run something else in the same TTY that I am running the thing in that I want to take the ...
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How to take new grab using SCREENSHOT without saving the last grab?

My main requirement is to to capture partial area of screen and then copy and paste to mails without saving images. the default screenshot doesn't allow me to take new grab without saving the image...