(for independent fast learners)
There's controversy regarding this situation.
Fast answer / workaround
(for advanced ubuntu users)
- Add a custom shortcut to the following command:
Add another one to take active window screenshots:
gnome-screenshot -w --delay=3
That's it, but I'd also recommend setting 2 others
that would give you more time to navigate deeper in menus.
gnome-screenshot -w --delay=10
(novice to hacker)
Whenever you press PrntScr, all Ubuntu does is calling
gnome-screenshot which is usually located on the
/usr/bin/ path and available from the "terminal" (teletype, tty, cli, command line/prompt), so you can use it in all sorts of ways to fit your funky purposes.
gnome-screenshot little program accepts optional parameters, you can see all options by passing the standard parameter to ask for help, you know the one (
If you're still not sure how to use this, you can always read a more detailed help, just ask for the manual typing
The more you read full manuals, hacking ubuntu to fit your needs will become intuitive and you won't need other people to give you step by step instructions.
Maybe by this point you even know how to make this workaround by yourself, if you're still lost (hopefully not), just keep reading...
- Step Zero: Open Ubuntu's system settings and navigate to the Keyboard option:
- Navigate to
- Hit the
+ button to add your new custom shortcut.
- Give a name and a command.
(just like described on the "Fast Answer" above)
4½. Assign the key combination you'd like.
- Close this window or it wont work.
You just took one further step to be an ubuntu master, I hope this answer was helpful *