Just create a shortcut for
Kubuntu uses Spectacle for screenshots. The problem is that when you run it through Shift+PrtScr it doesn't start in GUI mode. If you run
spectacle -h you can see that it can be started in GUI mode with the
-g option and in rectangular region capture mode with the
So just create a shortcut for
spectacle -gr, then in GUI mode you have a button that copies the capture to the clipboard. This still adds an extra step, since you have to press the button (Ctrl+C works too!), but that isn't such a big overhead for such an easy solution.
- Launch Custom Shortcuts by one of these ways:
- Press Alt+Space and search for "Custom Shortcuts".
- Open the start menu (Super) and search for "Custom Shortcuts".
- Open the start menu (Super) and launch Settings > System Settings then go to Workspace > Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts.
- Select "Screenshots" then Click Edit > New > Global Shortcut > Command/URL.
- Name it and give it a comment. I just copied the default from "Take Rectangular Region Screenshot".
- Set the shortcut in the "Trigger" tab to Shift+PrtScr, Ctrl+Shift+PrtScr or whatever you want.
- In the "Action" tab paste the command:
- Press "Apply" and you are ready to use your shortcut. When the GUI starts, just press the "Copy To Clipboard" button or just Ctrl+C.
You can do the same for "Take Active Window Screenshot" just use the command