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I'm looking to imitate ShareX's behaviour in Gnome. I want the screen to freeze before I take a regional screenshot. It would also be nice to get other features of ShareX too, however, I'm not sure if that's easily achievable.

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KDE has an awesome screenshot tool that does exactly what I want called "Spectacle". It works (perhaps surprisingly) well on Gnome too.

To install Spectacle: sudo apt install kde-spectacle

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A little late to the party, but switching from windows I missed that feature a lot. I just recently discovered flameshot which does exactly that (with additional features like making some small edits on the fly).

You can install it via: sudo apt install flameshot and then invoking it on the command line via flameshot gui

However, that seemed annoying to me so I also created a shortcut with the print button (you need to disable the standard screenshot first though). See Ubuntu 18 how to change screenshot application to Flameshot?

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