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I want to ScreenShot a certain windows and a certain part of my desktop from my Ubuntu and I don't know how.

PrtScr doesn't work.

PrtScr it works only when I screenshot all my displays and not only the one from my virtual machine where I need.

I want something that can crop exactly the part I need. Something more alike to snipping tool from Windows.

marked as duplicate by karel, Melebius, DK Bose, pomsky, Bruni Aug 22 '18 at 11:35

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  • Could you please explain what you meant by "<PrtScr> doesn't work"? How exactly does it fail? What about <Fn>+<PrtScr>? – pomsky Aug 22 '18 at 11:27
  • This is not a duplicate. He wants something like snipper in windows. – dedunumax Aug 22 '18 at 11:39
  • Use screenshot application with third option. You don't have to install anything else. – dedunumax Aug 22 '18 at 11:39
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Try (in terminal a Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shutter 

Open Shutter by simply typing Shutter in the terminal.

  • Alternatively, download Shutter from the Ubuntu Software Centre. – Graham Aug 22 '18 at 11:25
  • I don't have Ubuntu software center. Does it work if I install it from the terminal? – Sabrin Aug 22 '18 at 11:43
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    yes. install it by typping the next command: sudo apt-get install software-center – Eveleen Aug 22 '18 at 12:26
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I have Mint 18.2 running on Ubuntu 16.04 and use xfce4-screenshooter, which should be preinstalled.
Simply execute from Terminal, then choose options in gui.
Available options are:
- whole screen
- active window
- choose area
- record cursor
If not preinstalled, in Terminal do:
sudo apt-get install xfce4-screenshooter

  • How can you have "Mint 18.2 running on Ubuntu 16.04"?! Both are distros. And no, xfce4-screenshooter is not usually pre-installed unless you have Xfce DE in particular. – pomsky Aug 22 '18 at 11:33
  • @pomsky I guess “running on” means “based on”. – Melebius Aug 22 '18 at 12:43

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