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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Is it possible to change language for user interface temporarily?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with German UI. However, when I ask questions here or anywhere else on Stack Exchange, and I am adding screenshots, I would prefer having them in English. Thus, my question is: How ...
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How to take a screenshot every n second?

What software can I use to take screenshots with a set interval? I'd like to take screenshots every 2 second or so. Command-line and GUI are both ok. I'd prefer software that can also resize and ...
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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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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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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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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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Keyboard shortcuts not working after removing Shutter

I installed Shutter then removed it, and now Print Screen and Alt+Print Screen shortcuts are no longer triggering screenshots with gnome-screenshot. How do I restore this setting?
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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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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 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 to run a shell script when a new USB storage device is detected?

I want a script that dumps the log and starts logging on it as soon as a usb mass storage is plugged (with the file 'OKdump' on it).And if anything abnormal(Like a error that is visually present) is ...
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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 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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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 screenshot of indicator menus?

If I hover over to the setting menu or any of the indicator menus, Prnt Scrnbutton won't work. If I want to take the snapshot of these menus, how do I do that?
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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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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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Selective screenshot using <Super>+Button1 is Overlayed with blue color

The Screen shot plugin enabled from Compiz Config Settings Manager doesn't work properly. The screen shots of the selected areas get overshadowed with blue color.. Not as clear of a screen shot as I ...
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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 disable the screenshot sound?

I am not holding a camera, I do not need to hear a shutter sound to know I pressed the Print Screen key. Other suggestions on the site encourage people to disable event sounds, but I use these. So it ...
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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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Hitting Screenshot key does not give a preview

Back on 11.10, whenever I would take a screenshot, there would be a preview that gave me the option to either copy to a clipboard, save image wherever I wanted to, or cancel (in case I bumped the ...
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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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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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Is there an equivalent to FireShot for Firefox?

On windows, I can use Fireshot with FireFox to take screenshots, ufortuately, its works only on Windows... how can I do the same on Ubuntu? The main features I will need are: Take full scrolling ...
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Screenshot of current window

When I select to "Grab the current window" using the Screenshot app which comes with Ubuntu, the image is b0rked. The same window captured with "Select area to grab" looks normal: I am using ...
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How to change screenshot file type from png to jpg when doing a Print Screen on Lubuntu?

This computer is running on Lubuntu. Print Screen will do a screenshot and save it automatically. However, the default image file is saved as png. I'd like to save it as jpg automatically. I tried ...
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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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Print screen key can no longer select a region to capture

After upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10, I've noticed that the "Take Screenshot" application used to be launched when I'd hit print screen. Now it automatically captures the entire screen. In 11.04 it ...
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How to define a shortcut key to grab part of the screen?

I've been trying to create a short-cut key for grabbing part of the screen. If I run the command /usr/bin/gnome-screenshot --area the program I want runs and does what I want. When I createa a custom ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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 ...