I'm trying to save as a picture a screenshot with "select the area to grab" option. But the selected area is marked with different color - as selected area - which is visible on the resulting image. How to make it in normal color?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04, with gnome-flashback. For making screenshot I'm using the screenshot tool (it's in Accessories). I was trying (according to first comment) Shift+PrintScr, but the result is the same.

It looks like this:

grabbed screenshot area

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  • shift-PrtScr enables the select area option in Unity, which once selected should give you the choice of copying to clipboard or saving to storage. I tired both of these options and neither retains the coloured box used to indicated the original selection. Could you give more details? I'm on LTS 16.04.1 – siloko Nov 23 '16 at 13:35
  • @siloko I've completed the question, thanks – maria Nov 23 '16 at 13:43
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    Yes, definitelly report a bug because this is not normal behavior, and in the mean time use something else. For instace Shutter or any other screenshot tool. – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Nov 28 '16 at 17:30
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    To report a bug see How do I report a bug?. You can report it on Launchpad (after checking for duplicates). At a quick glance I found two similar bug reports: 1, 2. – David Foerster Nov 28 '16 at 20:45
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    I tested Gnome (compiz) and I have a blue overlay in my screenshots. I found this bug. Sometimes it may have relation with yours too. I have this problem with compiz only. – Nuwan Thisara Dec 4 '16 at 5:05

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