When taking a screenshot, there is a gray image displayed.

Before upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 the screenshot was working properly, however, after the upgrading process the screenshot wont work no more. I tried to verify which package was the problem from: gnome-screenshot, I unistalled it and installed back on my laptop, but it wont work anyways.

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    You could maybe try shutter via sudo apt-get install shutter. It's a pretty decent screenshot tool, and it might not be worth spending time trying to fix gnome-screenshot. – Nico Bellic May 5 '13 at 15:58
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    screenshot,gimp,shutter all of them don't work and just gives me a blank screen. This bug is new to 13.04 and Would really like it if it got fixed – Klanestro Jun 19 '13 at 22:53
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    Update: It was automaticaly fixed on a software update. Thanks for the feedback. – Hans Dec 6 '13 at 1:03

I got the same problem, even with Shutter, the only way I found to be able to fix it is to reset Unity.

Open a terminal and run the following commands:

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/

unity --reset-icons

Easy to do, but not suitable for everyone I guess.

Source: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/how-to-reset-unity-compiz-in-ubuntu-12-10-and-13-04

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    Word to the wise: This remove all your side bar icons. Though I would try it out of desperation. It didn't work. – Breedly Apr 29 '15 at 14:54

My problem was that gnome-screenshot was never installed..

So I ran

sudo apt-get install gnome-screenshot

and obviously it solved my problem.

  • Hello and welcome to AskUbuntu. This is a relevant point, but should be added as a comment (even though you do not have enough reputation yet). Please note that the OP (Original Poster) has said that they answered the question 2 days ago :-) – Wilf Dec 8 '13 at 23:18

you can also try the handy ...

gnome-screenshot --interactive

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