Printscreen button not working on Gnome. I have to Run Shutter to make printscreen. Is there any tutorial to make it work with printscreen button?

  • Any error messages? – Mitch Jun 21 '12 at 5:21
  • This is the expected behavior with Shutter. It takes over the keybindings for Printscreen. See this answer for how to switch it back. – Tom Brossman Jun 21 '12 at 5:32
  • no... when i click printscreen button, it does have sound like we take a shot, but nothing happen... – penreturns Jun 21 '12 at 5:32
  • I installed Shutter as an option because Printscrint button not working. But with, Unity its works perfect! – penreturns Jun 21 '12 at 5:34
  • You will need to go back and find out the underlying problem that caused your Printscreen button to stop working then. Installing Shutter only complicated the issue. Also, if it works fine with Unity and it's broken with Gnome 3, it's probably a bug to be filed with the Gnome 3 developers. – Tom Brossman Jun 21 '12 at 5:39

Actually it's working if you hear a sound. You screenshots are saved to the picture folder.

The Gnome guys changed the default behaviour, take a look at the Launchpad bug or at the upstream bug report for more details.

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It doesn't work in Older Versions of Unity or gnome classic, try updating the kernel. What version are you using 12.10 or 12.04 11.10 11.04 Lucid Lynx? If you're using version 12.04 it's very simple http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.4-precise/ and download the correct ones for you arch like AMD64 or i386 or ARMS. Install them by the terminal:

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i Linux*.deb

This will install all the files. This fixed many errors with my keyboard like the back-lit and NumLock and hr volume controls or try switching over to KDE Kubuntu it worked for me.

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  • r00t@penreturns:~$ uname -m; uname -a; lsb_release -a x86_64 Linux penreturns 3.2.0-25-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 23 20:30:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise r00t@penreturns:~$ – penreturns Jun 21 '12 at 17:42
  • im not using kernel 3.4 ... my skype hang after upgrade, so i remain using kenel 3.2 – penreturns Jun 21 '12 at 17:43

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