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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to take a screenshot without make the NetworkManager applet close?

I want to take a screenshot of the NetworkManager applect because it doesn't work as expected for me. When I press PrtSc button, a screenshot is made but before the screenshot is take, the "popup" of ...
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What is the terminal command to take a screenshot?

What command(s) can I use in the terminal that's equivalent to the PrtSc (Print Screen) button? I am running Ubuntu gnome.
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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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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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Screenshots goes back in time on Xubuntu 14.04

I've been having a very weird bug with taking screenshots on Xubuntu in which it proceeds to time travel in the past and THEN take a screenshot. Indeed, instead of taking a screenshot of what I am ...
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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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Screenshot tool that saves shots directly, without asking for a filename

I know how to take a screenshot, but I want to take many screenshots within a limited time (taking screenshots of a single execution of a program which I can not pause). Is there a program that takes ...
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Hotkeys and Menus when screenshotting

Why's it so difficult to take a screenshot of something say like a menu and hotkeys disable themselves whenever a menu or popup is on the screen? When I want to take a specific screenshot of ...
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How can I use firefox to take full page screenshots from command line?

I need to take a screenshot of a whole web page. I have seen How can I take a full page screenshot of a webpage from the command line? where many ways to take a screenshot are proposed but I need to ...
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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 ...
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Indicators, menus and menu bars displaying white?. Screenshots issue?

I've just made a upgrade (partial upgrade to be honest) to Ubuntu 14.10, from 14.04. When restarting the computer I find what is displayed on the image, I tried to update my computer to see if that ...
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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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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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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 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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Taking screenshot of GRUB without VM

Is there any way that I can take screenshot of my GRUB menu without loading my operating system in a virtual machine? Or if I want to take a screenshot of my GRUB menu using a VM, do I have to ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 is making screenshots automatically without my interaction

From yesterday, working on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS notebook I noticed that the system is making screenshots automatically without my interaction at different time intervals. "Save screenshot" window ...
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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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Can't take screenshot with 14.04

I just made a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. All goes well but I can't take screen-shot with the shortcut print key. In the shortcuts settings the key is recognized. Previously installed Ubuntu ...
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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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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 take sreenshots on Nexus 4 running Ubuntu Touch?

I've just flashed Ubuntu Touch & Android dual-boot onto my Nexus 4. It's awesome with a mobile device running two OSes at the same time. I want to know that how can I take screenshots on Ubuntu ...
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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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QQ International - is there a way to get this to work?

Well, I would love to have the chat features, but the main reason I want it is because of how good the screen capture function is. The CTRL+ALT+A and being able to resize the picture area is really ...
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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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Screenshooter hangs XFCE4

Several times over the last 48 hours I have had to reboot my way out of an XFCE4 hang where the mouse and keyboard cease responding in the GUI. A pattern has emerged whereby this happens just after I ...
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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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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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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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Installing gnome screenshot

I followed this advice Default save directory for gnome-screenshot? and installed it as the top answer suggested. But the "screenshot" does not appear (see image). ...
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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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Blue Selection line appears in screenshots after installing MATE

So, I have Xubuntu installed with the default screenshotting program. Which is generically called "Take Screenshot". When selecting the "Selected Area" method MATE seems to have a different ...
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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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How can I take a screenshot of a whole web page?

I have been testing various Firefox extension for screenshot grabbing, but none of them suited my needs. Then I have found Shutter (0.86.3), and it is really nice. I use exporting to imageshack and ...
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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 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 to take screenshot of complete webpages?

I have used shutter and screenshot applications for a long time for taking screenshots.But they can only take screenshots as big as the physical screen. Sometimes I have to take an screenshot of an ...
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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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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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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 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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How to take a screenshot of a whole desktop with app menu selection?

I want to take a screenshot of a whole desktop with Applications Menu selection.How to do this?
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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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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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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 ...