I'm new to Linux. However I already enjoy what I see. My question is, how do you make a screen shot when using the Desktop, and what program(s) would I go about using to do it? I would also like to know how to take a screen capture using the command line.


Try in terminal :


Or in Dach search for screen shot and open it .


You can simply press the Print Screen button to take a screenshot. It will be placed into your Pictures folder.

This is actually just a hotkey which invokes the command gnome-screenshot mentioned by nux.

  • but it doesn't work if you have an open menu... the menu closes and you can't actually screenshot the menu – loonix Jun 6 '14 at 17:03
  • Hi loonix, curious to see if you could accept an answer for askubuntu.com/questions/22589/… – Michael Durrant Sep 3 '14 at 17:43

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