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Default save directory for gnome-screenshot?

The Print Screen window that appears when pressing the ImprPant button (at least, that's what it's called in my keyboard) has the "Save Folder" set to /home/myusername/ by default. I'd like to change that folder so that /home/myusername/Downloads/is the default, but there are no options available that I can see.

How can I do this?

  • Yes, it definitely is.
    – Gabriel
    Sep 22 '12 at 0:38
  • It definitely is what? A question? We know that. How about an answer? When I searched for this in Google this is where it led me. Ah, yes. An answer below. Google FTW!
    – SDsolar
    Aug 17 '17 at 23:47

Install dconf-editor:

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Open it up and head to org --> gnome --> gnome-screenshot. Under auto-save-directory set the URI to your default directory:

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    O.O this can't be the easiest way to achieve something as simple as changing the default save folder of an app, can it??
    – Gabriel
    Sep 21 '12 at 23:56
  • There is a way to change the dconf setting from the command line directly. I don't know how, though. But yes, it's a lot of effort to change one simple setting. That's how linux is sometimes :/ Sep 22 '12 at 0:00
  • haha using the command line is even worst! I personally don't have a problem with it, but I thought Ubuntu was supposed to be the easy Linux OS option...
    – Gabriel
    Sep 22 '12 at 0:02
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    @Gabriel You can remove the "print screen" shortcut to "take screenshot" in keyboard settings (just keyboard in unity app view)...and add a custom shortcut for shutter if you want... Sep 22 '12 at 0:34
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    Works for me in August 2017 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My Google search led me directly to this answer. Thank you.
    – SDsolar
    Aug 17 '17 at 23:41

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