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I am using shutter to create screenshots. The workflow that I would like to do is something like this:

  1. Create a giant image 900x9000 px.
  2. Open the image in the shutter editor
  3. Take screenshots with the shutter screenshot tool and add them to my giant image. I am currently documenting a bug that takes 10 different steps to reproduce, so I want to create a single screenshot containing the 10 steps.

Unfortunatly, this isn't working, because I need to close the shutter editor before I can grab more screenshots.

If I try to open a second instance of shutter, I get this:

[May-11 10:49][~]$ shutter
WARNING: Gtk2::AppIndicator is missing --> there will be no icon showing up in the status bar when running Unity!

INFO: There is already another instance of Shutter running!

I would accept answers any answers that allow me to keep an editor open while making more screenshots. Options I have considered:

I am using Shutter 0.93.1 rev 1278 on CentOs and Ubuntu.

  • I am not addressing your question at all, but if the bug takes 10 steps to be reproduced, why don't you just gif it? askubuntu.com/a/123515/29595 – dadexix86 May 11 '16 at 15:07
  • @dadexix86 - Interesting idea but I prefer step by step instructions, especially when the steps require detailed text steps. – sixtyfootersdude May 11 '16 at 15:13
  • many window-managers will take a screenshot when you press alt-shift-PrintScr. – meuh May 11 '16 at 15:54
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If you're using (and comfortable with) Shutter for editing, the simplest method might be to just use a different screenshot program to capture screenshots of your Shutter window. kazam, gnome-screenshot, screenie-qt, and screengrab are all in the Ubuntu software repositories and could accomplish this.

To install one of them using the command line, you can open a terminal (Alt+Control+T) and type

sudo apt update

sudo apt install screenie-qt

(replacing screenie-qt with the name of whatever one you want to install)

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If you want a screenshot of terminal only then you can try this (I am not sure you are looking for this). You can run this command from a separate terminal and get the screenshot of your main terminal.

import -windows "<title_of_terminal>" filename.png

Generated image file will be saved under your home as : ~/home/filename.png
PS-You can rename the terminal before using this for easy use. Don't forget the quotes for terminal title.

Also, you can check pre-assigned shortcuts for screenshots here and try:

Settings > Keyboard > 'Shortcut' tab > 'Screenshot' menu item

Good luck.

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