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 Screen, it takes a screenshot of the active window.


I had this trouble myself, but there's a sneaky workaround.

Open "Screenshot" from the Dash and set a timer before the shot, about 5 or so seconds. Then, click "Take Screenshot" and hold Alt+Tab. You should get a screenshot.

  • Works well, I generally use 3-second delay. – david6 Jun 8 '12 at 6:15

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