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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capture login screen-not sucssecful

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 . If more information is needed, please tell me. I Tried some guides to cature my login screen: How can I take a screenshot of the login screen? ...
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How do I take a screenshot? [duplicate]

I'm not really sure since I'm still new to Linux distros in general
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How do I create highlights on a screenshot?

In Chipaca's to Managing files and sync scenarios there's a screenshot with certain highlights. The highlights are the following: A row of a GUI list is highlighted by the other parts of the ...
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What application is used to create screenshots with highlights? [duplicate]

What application can I use to create such a screenshot with the highlighted sections? The image is taken from a post of Takkat.
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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 to take screenshot in jpeg format using ubuntu tools only

i need to develope a cpp software to capture screenshot ( in jpeg format ) and send images's bytes through a socket. I created correctly the server socket but i don't know how to take a screenshot ...
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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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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 take screenshot of shutter's menu?

With the application famously known as shutter, one can take screenshot of about every GUI element: like windows, hidden windows, menus, cursor tip etc. The only thing shutter can't take screenshot ...
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How to get Screenshot of a user in Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I want to get the screenshot of a particular user in Ubuntu, is there any tools that will work from terminal?
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Unable to set keyboard shortcut for gnome-screenshot -a

I'm using Ubuntu12.04 with xfce-desktop. I can apply a keyboard shortcut successfully for gnome-screenshot gnome-screenshot -w through Settings Manager->Keyboard->Shortcut. The weird thing is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Gnome-Screenshot error in Ubuntu GNOME 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (it came with GNOME 3.8, but I replaced 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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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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Screenshot Context Menus/Popups

I want to be able to take screenshots of Context Menus and Popups when I hit my hotkeys for taking a selection Screenshot, I use the keys Alt+Shift+$ for Selection Screenshot or use my other setup ...
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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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Print Screen key doesn't work if a drop-down menu is active [closed]

On 11.10, I don't get a screengrab when pressing the Print Screen button on my keyboard if I have activated a drop down menu. For example, in nautilus, I can click the File menu and press the print ...
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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 can I fix a broken screenshot tool without restarting the system?

Sometimes my standard screenshot making tool breaks down and starts to make all screenshots pitch black. Rebooting or restarting X fixes the problem, but in most cases the bug that I wanted to get ...
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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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gnome-screenshot copy to clipboard shortcut

I use MATE as desktop viewer. How can I add a shortcut for taking a screenshot of a part of the windows and copy it to the clipboard? Basically what with gnome the command control-shift-stamp.
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How to save screenshots as JPG automatically?

I want to make all screenshots I take jpeg automtically -- not png. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Thanks a lot.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...