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 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 ...
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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... ...
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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 create custom hotkey for printScreen

I want to use the Lightshot app for taking screenshots. I was able to install it with wine and it's working fine. I uninstalled gnome-screenshot but now I want to use the lightshot app when I press ...
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What command can I use to change the output location of MPlayer?

I'm using mplayer -vo png -frames 1 tv:// to make MPlayer take a single shot from my webcam. Currently, it saves it to the desktop. What command can I use to make it save the file to /var/www/html ...
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How can I change the webcam that MPlayer uses?

I can use mplayer -vo png -frames 1 tv:// to take a picture with my laptop's built-in webcam and save it to the hard drive. I want MPlayer to use my USB webcam instead of the laptop's built-in ...
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Screenshot flash shows up in the screenshot

I'd like gnome-screenshot to either wait for the screenshot to be taken before showing the flash, or remove the flash entirely. The flash seems to appear too soon, so it gets captured in the ...
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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: When I click on it appears ...
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Need help with MPV bash script

Basically I'm Try to edit a bash script. To goal of the Script is to allow me to take a bunch of screenshot of videos by Simply launching it from terminal with only having to specify the Filename and ...
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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 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 can I disable the screenshot sound? [duplicate]

I don't like that sound, how can I remove it or change it? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 Thanks.
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Where is the save directory for screenshot?

I was wondering what is the default saving directory for Accessories > Take Screenshot? I just took a screenshot and I am looking for where it is saved. Thanks and regards!
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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 it 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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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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Can we directly upload and share screenshots?

If I want to share a screenshot, I currently need to either save the screenshot and then navigate to the file in order to send it or upload it to a image host/server. Does anyone know how I can ...
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Mate, use gnome-screenshot instead of mate-screenshot

I am a big fan of Mate desktop. Simple and very functional. But there one thing I'd address to the mate desktop: its screenshot utility is too poor. The very single feature I miss there is being ...
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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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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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desktop 15.04 crashes install

I just downloaded ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso, burned it on DVD - and it crashes immediately after restart-install (NPE RIP @ fb_release+0x26/0x60!
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To install SQL Server 16

How to install SQL server 16 in Ubuntu using terminal, I have Internet connection,so please provide answer with screen-shot.
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How to get Shutter Edit feature to open images in GIMP?

I often take screenshots with Shutter, and after doing this, I sometimes wish to edit them, so I am forced to open GIMP and then find them in my file system to edit, as the built-in image editor in ...
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Can't call gnome-screenshot in C

I want to call the command gnome-screenshot -ac in my C program using system("gnome-screenshot -ac") or exec() but they didn't work. I'm sure that this command works well because I can use it in the ...
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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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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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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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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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What's a screenshot application which will auto-upload to imgur?

Is there an equivalent to Imgur on Ubuntu? I am looking for an application that has the simple workflow of: Taking a screenshot. Having it auto-upload in the click of a button.
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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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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 to repair screenshots after changing language?

My Ubuntu can't take screenshots since I changed the UI language. I think the problem could be the directory names has already changed e.g. from Desktop > Bureau. Any idea how to solve this? I really ...
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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 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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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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CoverFlow app for Screenshots

Does anyone remember how the tiny little KDE/QT tool to create stylish (reminiscent of iTunes' CoverFlow effect) screenshots with reflections? One could select some screenshots (or other pictures) and ...