Questions tagged [gnome-screenshot]

tool used by Gnome and Unity Desktop Environment to take screenshots

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GNOME Screenshot area selection causing freezes

Issue (Brief) GNOME Screenshot often freezes or otherwise breaks GNOME when using the area select feature, requiring the gnome-session-b process be killed manually. Issue (Detailed) I have three ...
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Black borders around the window when taking a screenshot

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10 on VirtualBox. When I take a screenshot of a window using Ctrl+Alt+PrtSc, there is a black border around the window. I didn't have this issue in previous versions of Ubuntu (...
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gnome-screenshot command --display option doesn't work

I have multiple monitors and would like to take snapshot on only one of them, but the gnome-screenshot --display=Monitor_ID doesn't work. Here is output of xrandr --query Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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Screenshot does not include cursor 18.04 [duplicate]

I'm using default gnome-screenshot and I enabled include pointer in dconf Editor /org/gnome/gnome-screenshot/delay and cursor nowhere to be seen. I used the terminal to set it and still nothing ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Print does not copy to clipboard on Ubuntu 19.10 GNOME 3.34.1

When I use Ctrl+Alt+Print, the clipboard is unaffected. I can verify this by using Ctrl+Shift+Print and can paste it into https://imgur.com/ just fine (Ctrl+Shift+Print does copy to the clipboard, but ...
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GNOME Screenshot can't copy to clipboard in Ubuntu 18.04

I just freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 and downloaded the latest updates. I'm having trouble taking screenshots to clipboard using the built-in gnome-screenshot tool. The default keyboard shortcuts ...
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Keyboard shortcut to summon screenshot tool

Currently, I go to dash, type Screenshot to start the screenshot tool. Is there any keyboard shortcut to summon it ? Thanks.
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Make gnome-screenshot ignore XDG_PICTURES_DIR [duplicate]

I tried the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory "file://$HOME/screenshots And it didn't appear to do anything. gnome-screenshot seems to ignore this ...
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Cannot change save location for Gnome screenshot on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and default screenshot save location is in Pictures. I don't want my Pictures folder to be flooded by my screenshot so I changed it to a folder called 'Screenshots'. But ...
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screenshot now using $HOME not $HOME/Pictures

When I hit 'Print Scrn' my screenshots are in $HOME. I want to move them back tp ~/Pictures/. All online help says do this or that, some of it pretty scary, and much of it does nothing. Some say it ...
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Turn printscreen into ctrl printscreen

I have Ubuntu 18.04, and when I press the PrtScr button on my laptop, the file gets saved to ~/Pictures. If I press Ctrl+PrtScr, then the file gets saved to my clipboard. I want to default somehow, ...
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gnome-screenshot not making sound with -f option

When I run gnome-screenshot, the tool flashes the screen and takes a screenshot. When I run gnome-screenshot -f <location> which is supposed to save the screenshot at <location>, the ...
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How can I include the cursor in the screenshots created when PrtScr is pressed?

I want to make it so that when I press the print screen key on my keyboard, it actually includes the cursor. I know that it is calling gnome-screenshot, but I can't find any way to change the ...
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screenshot - missed option “Take a Screenshot of a Selected Area” on right-click on dock

In Ubuntu 16.04 there was the option "Take a Screenshot of a Selected Area" by right-click on the screenshot app on the dock. In Ubuntu 18.04 this option is gone away. How to restore it? The org....
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Gnome-Screenshot on 18.04 [duplicate]

I recently migrated from 16.04 to 18.04 clean install. Before there was a shortcut to "Take a screenshot of an area" and then gave you the options to save it on the clipboard and/or save it on a ...
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How do you update Gnome Screenshot?

Version: 3.30.0-2ubuntu1 Source: ubuntu-disco-main I noticed the latest version is 3.32.0 and that it removes the app menu. How would I get this?
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How can I save and copy a screenhot at the same time?

Ive been trying to use gnome-screenshot like so gnome-screenshot -acf $(date +%y_%h_%d_%H_%M_%S) if I use the copy argument gnome-screenshot will not save. Am I missing something?
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Ubuntu 18.04 shortcut keys not saving screenshots

Using Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME and when I press printscreen it saves the file to my 'Pictures' folder. But when I press ctrl+shift+printscreen to select an area or even ctrl+shift it flashes like it ...
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Problem while taking screenshot in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. In this system, while I want to take a screenshot of my entire screen of laptop, press prt sc key, then the photo is automatically saved in Picture folder. No option ...
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16.04: programs like Nautilus or gnome-screenshot hang for 20 seconds before opening

Summary: sometimes launching Nautilus or taking a screenshot takes 20 seconds or more. The only solution seems to be rebooting. At every reboot I have 50% chance of this occurring again. See updates ...
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How to configure “Print screen” button such that it directly ask for the place to save the screenshot in 18.04? [duplicate]

Till 16.04, when I press Print Screen, we used to get the "Save to" option which enabled us to save the screenshot into a desired folder. Now, with 18.04, pressing Print Screen saves the screenshot ...
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Pressing PrintScreen to take a screenshot closes all open applications

On Ubuntu 18.10, when I use gnome-screenshot and press PrintScreen, the window log out automatically and close all apps. How to fix this problem?
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what's the shell command for dash screenshot application?

I know in ubuntu, I can use Screenshot application using which I can take a screen shot for selected window. This means there is the application already on ubuntu. What's the command line command for ...
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Disable Autosave when taking screenshot on UBUNTU 18.04 [duplicate]

I just upgraded from ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 In ubuntu 16.04 when I trigger the screenshot shortcut, the notification about save/copy to clipboards/name will popped up. However, in 18.04 when I ...
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Screenshot Issue After Upgrading to Ubuntu 18.10

This issue appeared after I upgrade my Ubuntu from 18.04 to 18.10. I can't take any screenshot by pressing the screenshot hotkeys, It will make the screen hanging for a few second, the sidebar and ...
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Define default directory for keyboard-trigered screenshots in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Background I want my screenshots to be saved in my ~/pictures/screenshots directory. I have then followed instructions of the selected answer of Default save directory for gnome-screenshot? — i.e., I'...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Shift+PrintScreen doesn't offer a “save” window after a recent update

I had an Ubuntu update, and my "screenshot" option is not the same as it used to be. I used to press SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN, and then a menu asking me where I want to save my images appeared (the specific ...
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`gnome-screenshot -a` doesn't copy anything to the clipboard on Ubuntu 18.04

For some reason, gnome-screenshot -a allows me to select a rectangle but doesn't seem to copy anything to the clipboard on Ubuntu 18.04. No errors are produced and the command returns 0. I assume ...
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Saving screenshots to another location [duplicate]

Using the default screenshot provided with Ubuntu 18.04, any screenshot of all my screens, or specific windows will cause the image to be saved to $HOME. By default, the dconf value for /org/gnome/...
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gnome-screenshot taking shots randomly, also affecting Google Sheets

I'm having a weird problem since the last week or so on my Ubuntu 16.04 laptop. Out of the blue, gnome-screenshot starts taking shots of the screen - continually. I used to think it only happens when ...
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Gnome-screenshot. How to return old behavior? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04 now and gnome-screenshot 3.25.0 Earlier I had Ubuntu 16.04 In 16.04 after pressing print screen a window appeared with two buttons Copy to clipboard and Save as. Now it saves ...
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Gnome-screenshot not showing prompt for setting file name in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I'd like to set every screenshot name manually and choose the place to save it. The prompt was showing in Ubuntu 16.04 but is not showing in 18.04. There is no option to enable that prompt in: ...
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Is there any drawback to using jpg instead of png for screenshots?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 with gnome-screenshot installed. I ran these commands consecutively on the same desktop screen: gnome-screenshot -p -d 10 -f /home/dkb/"GS$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S)".png and gnome-...
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Can gnome-screenshot save freehand selected shots?

Only full-screen PRTSC will save the screenshot in the Pictures folder. However, can I make gnome-screenshot save the image even if I'm only screenshotting a window or freehand selection?
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Snipping tool with highlight/write functionality? [duplicate]

I'm looking for something similar to Snipping Tool for Ubuntu that has the highlight functionality. Screenshot does not have this functionality and I'd like to avoid using an intermediate tool like ...
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Why doesn't the keyboard screenshot button work on Ubuntu with GNOME shell?

It works on Ubuntu 17.04 with Unity, however neither via upgrade or a fresh install, does the screenshot keyboard button work on Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME shell. Can anyone tell me why or how to fix ...
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How to make gnome-screenshot select area to grab after a specified delay

When I need to take a screenshot using gnome-screenshot, it is disabling the delay when I use "Select area to grab". Is there any way to fix this defect? Is it a defect or is it by design, and if ...
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Shutter editing of images produces fuzzy/bad/aliased images in Ubuntu 17.10

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 on a laptop (my desktop does not have this problem and it is also Ubuntu 17.10). After that upgrade, when I use the shutter app, and edit the images, the ...
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Cannot copy screenshot to clipboard in Ubuntu 17.10

The command gnome-screenshot -c is not copying the captured screenshot to my clipboard in Ubuntu 17.10. How do I fix this? The answers in this question do not work for my Ubuntu 17.10
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How can I auto-generate a filename for gnome-screenshot?

I would like to use the following command: $ gnome-screenshot -caf=<file name> How can I pass something auto-generated like Screenshot from 2017-12-07 20-22-56.png for <file name>?
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Screenshot button not working in 17.10 Unity

First, have searched and read many similar questions on here and they do not seem to be the same, they are either 14.X or for vanilla Gnome. This is 17.10 Unity. The situation: Upgraded two ...
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Is there a way to save screenshots to custom location using gnome-screenshot?

I DO NOT want to change the default location for screenshots, nor use interface. I want to use gnome-screenshot in some specific cases to save to a different folder. I know about the -f or --file ...
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Open Pinta or other simple photo editor after ctrl+shift+printscr

What I usually do with screenshots: List item Ctrl + Shift + PrintScr Paste into chat or wherever What I like to do is add a step or two between that. As in: Take screenshot Simple edit (add text,...
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How do I make my screenshot ask me what to do next every time?

I take screenshots a lot. I usually take screenshot of an area, I then recheck if I have the desired area and then copy it to clipboard. I want to change this behaviour so that immediately upon ...
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What is the screenshot shortcut on 17.10 when using Unity?

Did the screenshot shortcut keys change in 17.10? Those documented on https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/screen-shot-record.html no longer work, and if I create an additional one from the ...
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How to change the save directory for taking a screenshot for Ubuntu 17.10 Gnome? [duplicate]

If I press Print Screen then click and drag an area, it saves the screenshot to /home/james/pictures. How do I change the default save directory? It seems like I can't under keyboard shortcuts: I ...
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Skip GNOME Screenshot prompt and shutter sound

I was wondering if there is a way of skipping gnome-screenshot prompt when pressing printscreen in order to record the file directly to a folder and also skipping the annoying shutter sound. Does ...
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Change the location of saved screenshot when screenshot taken by printscreen button

I want to change the default location of "Save a screenshot to Pictures" to save it to Desktop. If that is not possible, is there any other way to do it? I am using Ubuntu GNOME 17.04. NOTE: I don'...
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Why is my screenshot too dark?

I have the same problem as in this post Why is my screenshot so dark? This post however is closed. I have the problem with both gnome screenshot and XNview. It does not matter what program I'm ...
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Slow taking screenshots with prt sc key

Just after I installed Ubuntu, taking screenshots using PrtScn worked perfectly. But now (about one or two weeks after installation), It takes at least 20 seconds to take just one screenshot using ...