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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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 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 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 save GNOME Terminal contents with ANSI escape codes?

VT100 terminals have a relatively simple way to save terminal contents with escape codes to a file using Meta-p: XTerm.VT100.printAttributes: 2 XTerm.VT100.printerCommand: cat - > file ...
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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 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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Quality with the screenshot tool isn't good

Whenever I take screenshots using the default screenshot tool on my Ubuntu 11.10 (unity), the image does not look as good as the screen itself (the quality is deteriorated). So I would like to take ...
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How do I take a screenshot of what is currently in vram?

I'm an artist specifically focussing on glitches and errors and I'm currently trying to find a way to create images like this that were made by taking screenshots of what is currently in vram. Is it ...
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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 do I do a screenshot of the desktop cube?

Is there a way to do a screenshot of the rotating cube? I can't get it to work while I am rotating the cube.
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Is there a way to take a screenshot of your log-in screen on startup?

I have a bug on my auto-log-in which is only shown When I log in the first time. There for I need a way to take a screenshot of my log-in screen when I start up. I know about this question, but the ...
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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 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 screenshot on Ubuntu-guest (Virtualbox)

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 in a Virtualbox on windows host. whenever i try to take a screenshot by pressing the print screen or by launching the gnome-screenshot option the screenshot appears ...
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How do I take a screenshot of the alt-tab menu?

In Ubuntu 12.04, when I press alt+tab, the following menu comes up: (TODO: take screenshot of alt-tab menu) But while I have the alt-tab menu up, when I press Print Screen, and therefore Alt+Print ...
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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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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 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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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 screenshots during installation of Ubuntu

I am going to install Ubuntu Server. On numerous websites, I have observed screenshots of the install process. If I would like to take a screenshot of the install process, how can I do it?
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How to grab a webpage with an open drop-down menu?

I'm trying to show a bug in a website that causes a drop-down box to be populated with too few options. I can show the source, but I'd rather grab the screen with the menu "open", i.e. with the ...
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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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Ubuntu taking Random Screenshots?

This probably sounds crazy, but at random times, Ubuntu 11.10 takes a ton of screenshots at the same time, and then more after that. You hear the clicking sound repeatedly and the dialogue pops up ...
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Do you have to deactivate or deinstall gnome-screenshot when using shutter?

In relation to this question: http://askubuntu.com/questions/6558/screenshot-tools-for-ubuntu Is it advisable to deinstall or deactivate gnome-screenshot when installing and using shutter? Or ...
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taking screenshot with menu activated using keyboard

Taking a screen shot pressing PRINT SCREEN 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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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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Create an .svg screenshot

Is there an application which can makes a .svg screenshot?
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Taking screenshots in Lubuntu (11.10) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Print Screen key doesn't work if a drop-down menu is active As you know, by pushing PrintScreen button on the keyboard, a screen-shot of desktop will be saved on ...
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What snapshot software do you recommend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What screenshot tools are available? Hi, is there a snapshot software for Ubuntu? Something like SnagIt? The idea is many times I have to take the snapshot and edit ...
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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 ...