With the application famously known as shutter, one can take screenshot of about every GUI element: like windows, hidden windows, menus, cursor tip etc.

The only thing shutter can't take screenshot of is itself.

Using the default screenshot app, we can take screenshot of shutter.But I need to take screenshot of a shutter's menu, which is not possible(as it seems to me) by either using shutter or screenshot.

So is there a way I can achieve this?


Just use the default screenshot tool, (gnome-screenshot in Gnome, no idea in Unity) and give it a delay of say, 5 seconds. Then navigate to your desired menu and wait, the screenshot will show the chosen menu.

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That then allows you to take pictures like:

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It's the same idea as a regular camera. To take a picture of your camera, you need to use another camera.

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    BTW you can also take picture of camera by pointing it towards mirror. – Registered User Mar 18 '14 at 4:52
  • @AdityaPatil Not ideal for readability of instructional screenshots... But you could also use the (lubuntu-default) commandline screenshot utility scrot with a sleepcommand: sleep 5 && scrot – ExploWare Mar 18 '14 at 4:54
  • @terdon Excuse me, I ment to aim at the OP, my mistake – ExploWare Mar 18 '14 at 4:58
  • Delay will also enable you to take screenshots like this – Parto Mar 18 '14 at 5:12

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