On OSX, I can easily take a picture of desktop using keyboard combinations (Shift-Option-3 or 4). And the images are automatically created in my desktop.
How do I simulate this on Kubuntu?
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Taking a picture of the desktop using keyboard shortcut and the image is automatically saved to the user desktop
Using Spectacle - KDE Framework 5 default screenshot capture utility:
$ spectacle --help Usage: spectacle [options] KDE Screenshot Utility Options: -v, --version Displays version information. -h, --help Displays this help. --author Show author information. --license Show license information. --desktopfile <file name> The base file name of the desktop entry for this application. -f, --fullscreen Capture the entire desktop (default) -m, --current Capture the current monitor -a, --activewindow Capture the active window -u, --windowundercursor Capture the window currently under the cursor, including parents of pop-up menus -t, --transientonly Capture the window currently under the cursor, excluding parents of pop-up menus -r, --region Capture a rectangular region of the screen -g, --gui Start in GUI mode (default) -b, --background Take a screenshot and exit without showing the GUI -s, --dbus Start in DBus-Activation mode -n, --nonotify In background mode, do not pop up a notification when the screenshot is taken -o, --output <fileName> In background mode, save image to specified file -d, --delay <delayMsec> In background mode, delay before taking the shot (in milliseconds) -w, --onclick Wait for a click before taking screenshot. Invalidates delay
spectacle -f -b -n -o "$HOME/Desktop/ScreenShot-$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S).jpg"
will capture the entire desktop image to the user Desktop folder aka desktop.
The command can be added to the KDE menu with the KDE menu editor: https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/kde-workspace/kmenuedit/index.html
The command can be launched with the user defined shortcut:
When the shortcut is clicked the picture is saved to the desktop: