I configured Ubuntu 14.10 to run shutter -f when I press Print Screen. But that just saves a file. How do I get the hotkey to not just run Shutter, but also place the screenshot in the clipboard and open the Shutter GUI (to allow cropping etc)?

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I just tries it. Go to Edit --> Preferences, and make sure that you have "Present main window after taking a screenshot" checked. See image below.

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  • Thanks, that's the setting. On my machine, however, after I take that screenshot, the Shutter GUI opens up blank and grey -- no image, no controls, nothing but the app's chrome (borders).
    – Joshua Fox
    Commented May 12, 2015 at 7:35
  • What shutter version are you running? I'm running Shutter 0.90.1, Rev.1259
    – Mitch
    Commented May 12, 2015 at 7:48
  • It's Shutter v 0.92 Rev.1269
    – Joshua Fox
    Commented May 12, 2015 at 11:58

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