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Questions tagged [gnome-screenshot]

tool used by Gnome and Unity Desktop Environment to take screenshots

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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 ...
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How to get rid of grey area after gnome-screenshot being executed

Right after I make a screenshot using gnome-screenshot some grey rectangle stays on the screen indicating the screenshot area. In order to remove it, I need to close the gnome-screenshot window ...
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gnome-screenshot — All I see is my wallpaper in the screenshot

I was just looking for a Ubuntu snipping tool and found gnome-screenshot. However, when I use Screenshot app in Ubuntu 16.04, it just takes a screenshot of my wallpaper, not of any windows -- doesn't ...
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When I create a screenshot, the menus do not appear [duplicate]

I tried to capture the screen of my desktop in Ubuntu but when I try to do it in these two ways the drop down menus do not appear in the capture only the windows appear and the desktop menus do not ...
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Ubuntu 16.10 takes a screen shot every time i press dfg

As I said in title, Ubuntu takes a screen shot every time I type dfg three keys together. I looked into System setting -> keyboard -> shortcut , nothing wrong in there.
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Area screenshot - move crosshair with keyboard

I know that there is already the shortcut Shift+Print Screen to take a screenshot of a specific area. In this way the pointer changes into a crosshair and you have to click & drag to select the ...
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Disable gnome-screenshot's 'camera flash' animation

How can I disable the gnome-screenshot 'camera flash' animation (fade from black)? I've already disabled the camera shutter sound with sudo mv /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/camera-shutter.oga ...
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Ubuntu Crashes after Screenshot

My Ubuntu 16.04 has been hanging regularly after taking screenshots using the native screenshot app. The following scenarios have been observed:- a) The screen freezes with a black rectangle over the ...
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Can't run gnome-screenshot while right click menu is open in eclipse [duplicate]

I have my print-screen button set to run 'gnome-screenshot' and it normally works fine but if I right click on a project in eclipse the program seems to be blocked from running until the right-click ...
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A screenshot is automatically taken upon wakeup

Each time I wake up my computer, gnome screenshot opens up and takes a screenshot. I have no idea why that is and what I might have done to start this. But I would like to stop it and don't know how....
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Gnome Screenshot sometimes shots an image from the past

When I'm taking screenshots, it sometimes takes a screenshot from several minutes ago. It is not always the case, sometimes it takes few screenshots correctly, and then one from the past few minutes. ...
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Screenshot only active monitor (gnome-screenshot)

Pressing printscreen or clickin the screenshot will capture both screens, what if I only want the active monitor display captured, is it feasible? Or should I use shutter or sth? So not spaces of the ...
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Faster partial screenshot workflow

I take a lot of partial screenshots. I invoke the GNOME screenshot, select "Select area to grab", click "Take Screenshot", drag a region, click "Copy to Clipboard", and paste. How can I speed up this ...
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How can I easily scale a screenshot, taken from a high-DPI screen?

Since I switched to a High DPI display, the screenshots I post are awkwardly big, example below. Is there a way to quickly make them look normal? Preferably something faster than firing up GIMP. In ...
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Can't call gnome-screenshot in C

I want to call the command gnome-screenshot -ac in my C program using system("gnome-screenshot -ac") or exec() but they didn't work. I'm sure that this command works well because I can use it in the ...
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gnome-screenshot problem with color depth 8, any change to generate screenshots 32 color depth?

$ gnome-screenshot -f test.png $ identify test.png test.png PNG 1920x1080 1920x1080+0+0 8-bit DirectClass 275KB 0.000u 0:00.000 $ xwininfo -root | grep Depth Depth: 24 It generates 8-bit images, ...
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Buggy screenshot file name

I using Ubuntu 14.04 with Turkish language. My problem is screenshot file-naming. When I press PrtSc, screenshot's file name buggy. File name is supposed to be like this: Ekran görüntüsü 2014-07-17 ...
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Is there a setting to turn off the dialog box when making screenshots?

According to this, pressing the screenshot hotkey will do either of 2 things: For Unity users, it'll open the dialog box where you can set the picture's name, location and whether or not it'll be ...
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How to prevent switching Print key shortcut back?

I've set my Print key to Take a screenshot of an area, but every time I logout and login it changes back to Take a screenshot (of full screen) without unsettin the old one ?! and saves the full screen ...
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Any screenshot application that supports HiDPI?

In a computer with a HiDPI screen (3200x1800), with Ubuntu 14.04 and Cinnamon, gnome-screenshot (3.10.1) captures images at half the resolution (1600x900), so the capture appears blurry. I've tried ...
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Assigning Print button to screenshot not working after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

When I pressed the Print button, nothing happened. Checked in System Settings, the button is assigned to screenshot. If I assign ANY other button except Print, it works normally. Is this a known ...