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tool used by Gnome and Unity Desktop Environment to take screenshots

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screenshot and screencast tool with annotation

I'm currently using the stock screen grabber from gnome And I'm also using the Zoho annotator to add annotations, like this but it only works on web pages Is there some tool like the stock gnome ...
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Print screen shortcut have a different save directory from gnome-screnshot

After rebooting, the wallpaper are not loaded then I noticed that I accidentally moved the ~/Pictures directory to another location. So I put it back. But the screenshots are not saved to ~/Pictures ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 screenshot trouble

ubuntu 20.04 my screenshot has a problem, it won't save in the clipboard and then paste, sometimes it still saves the previous screenshot or even doesn't do the latest screenshot? what should I check ...
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gnome-screenshot does not work from VS Code debugger, but works fine without debugger

Fresh Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS installation, VS Code, python 3.10.12. The following python script: tmpFilename = '.screenshot%s.png' % (datetime.datetime.now().strftime('%Y-%m%d_%H-%M-%S-%f')) subprocess....
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Commands in custom shortcuts

When I went from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04, I lost the ability to do screen shots the way I'm used to. I want a keyboard combo that lets me select a section of screen and have it saved as a file. So I ...
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23.04 - screen recording disappeared

The option to record desktop disappeared - it was there, and worked fine before.
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I can't record my screen in Ubuntu 22.04. Video Output broke

I've just installed Ubuntu 22.04 in a ROG Zephyrus M16 and I wanna to record my screen but neither OBS or GNOME new screen recorder works for me. When I try to record everything works just fine. I see ...
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How to disable/remove default Ubuntu 22.04 screenshot tool

I want to get rid of this tool because I have an alternative for making screenshots and default tool intercepts Ctrl+Shift+A which I use in my IDE. Similar question but the answers don't fit my needs ...
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Picpick equivalent for ubuntu?

Does an equivalent for picpick exist for ubuntu? what I saw is ksnip. The problem with that is that it lacks EDITING capabilities. Sometimes I want to cut parts out of the screenshot. Say, the middle ...
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Automatically Save Screenshot as jpg insted of png in Ubuntu 22.04

I prefer jpg format for my screenshots as it is compact. Earlier, I used to save jpg screenshots by changing the settings through Dconf editor. But, it is no longer working in GNOME 42. I have found a ...
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I do NOT want screenshots to be saved to file

When taking a screen shot in Ubuntu 22.04 using the PrtSc key, the image is always saved in the ~/Pictures/Screenshots/ directory. However, I generally almost always paste that image to another ...
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How can I change "Print Scr" to capture all of the screen without asking question?

I moved to 22.04 last week. Up until this version, whenever I pressed "Print Scr" button it would capture the screenshot of the full desktop. Starting with 22.04 the "Print Scr" ...
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Screenshot tool extension not working in Ubuntu 22.04

Instead of the default Ubuntu 22.04 screenshot feature, I prefer the screenshot tool extension. Systray image But the extension is not working on Ubuntu 22.04, it's showing an error. How can I ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 freezes when taking a screenshot with Brave (chrome) console open + right-clicking on the refresh button

Today I tried to take a screenshot of the little menu that appears when you right-click the refresh button in Brave (Chrome) and perform "Empty cache and Hard Reload" (when the console is ...
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Screenshot selection in 22.04

I am trying to configure the 22.04 (Gnome 42) keyboard shortcut to get the "old" functionality of taking screenshots of area selections and pasting them into clipboard (Ctrl + Shft + PrtScr +...
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Ubuntu 22.04 uninstall remove build-in screenshot tool

I use flameshot, and I don't want the built-in tool. I disabled shortcuts in gnome settings, but with no effect I tried to: >>:~$ sudo apt remove gnome-screenshot Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to launch the new GNOME 42 screenshot tool from the Activities Overview after upgrading from Ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04?

It appears that when I upgraded my Ubuntu to 22.04 it carried the old screenshot utility with it, but I also have the new GNOME 42 screenshot way when I push my Print screen key on my keyboard. So ...
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Click-to-Drag Screenshot missing in 22.04?

Previously (21.10 and earlier) there were keyboard shortcuts available to take a click-and-drag screenshot. It appears as though that is no longer possible in 22.04. The closest option is now "...
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How do I change the Screenshots folder?

I downloaded dconf and set /org/gnome/gnome-screenshot/auto-save-directory to the custom value /home/lohroc/Pictures/Screenshots. But, pressing PrintScreen still saves the picture to the Pictures ...
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Changing screenshot directory in Ubuntu 21.10

I am trying to change the default folder where the screenshots are saved. Currently, they are saved in /home/USERNAME/Pictures while I would like for this to be something like /home/USERNAME/...
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Intermittently, I get screenshots of 0 bytes after pressing Alt-PrintScreen

I use Alt-PrintScreen to capture screen-dumps of windows. This often works well. But frequently, it will not, and the only thing that happens, is that a screen dump image is created in ~/Pictures/ ...
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How to make `gnome-screenshot` or `flameshot` work in crontab under Wayland?

I am using Ubuntu 21.04 under GNOME on Wayland. I want to take the screenshot every minute and save them to a designated folder. The simplest thing I can think of is using crontab which is available ...
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gnome-screenshot is not working and fails 90% of the time

When using keyboard shortcuts, or typing gnome-screenshot into terminal, it only works about 10% of the time. When using -a to select the area, the area selector cursor + appears, but after selecting ...
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Gnome screenshot in Ubuntu 20 v Ubuntu 16

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 20 from 16 and the screenshot action has changed. In Ubuntu 16 (and previous versions) when Print Screen was pressed a small display with a highlighted default name showing ...
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How do I take screenshot of restricted area with delay while sending the screenshot to clipboard at the same time?

How do I take a screenshot of restricted area with delay while sending the screenshot to clipboard? I would like to get the screenshot stored on the clipboard to be able to paste it afterwards. gnome-...
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Using shift + print screen only does a full pag screenshot not sure how to fix it

So I'm trying to use shift + print screen to take a partial screenshot of a page but it only does a full page shot. I didn't have this issue before and i am not sure how to remedy the situation. i ...
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Take a Screenshot, save it a specified place, with a timestamp based name and copy its filepath plus filename to clipboard

I want to do below, Take a Screenshot, Save it a specified place, Name it with a timestamp based string and Copy its filepath plus filename to clipboard. How can this be done?
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Screen snip (win+shift+s) alternative for Ubuntu

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to set up my daily requirement tools and features. One of the features I use most is screen snip. Here are some screenshots that show what I mean by "screen snip"...
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Gnome Screenshot utilty is using 100% of the CPU and and not saving rectangular window, just entire screen!

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04, after some days the gnome screenshot app is not parsing the dialog to save the images, and not saving them automatically. I tried to remove it and install it again, but that ...
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Change parameters for default gnome-screenshot call (shortcut)?

I would like to "fix" the call to gnome-screenshot that is used when I press the PrintSc key. Is this command hard-coded in some gnome binary? I am searching in the whole system, and I ...
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Quick image uploading program? (Ubuntu 20.10)

I'm slowly migrating to Ubuntu 20.10 from a (brief) lifetime of Windows, and enjoying the transition. I'm more fond of GNOME than I expected. One tool I've been missing is puush, which is a Windows/...
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Screenshot does not work via the GUI in Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla

Screenshot does not work via the interface in Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla. What is the fix? My laptop is a Lenovo t420s
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Why can't I remove the window decorations when using gnome-sceenshot?

I can't take screenshots without the windows decorations. I'm using gnome-screenshot, and according to the manual the optional argument -B should remove the borders. Here is how my command looks like: ...
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Get xprop class of gnome-screenshot

I'm using a window manager and compositor in Ubuntu. I have blur enabled for transparent windows, which means that when I take a screenshot with gnome-screenshot, the content I'm trying to take a ...
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How to save Shift + PrintScr Screenshots to Desktop automatically?

I frequently use Screenshot tools which automatically get invoked by keyboard shortcut Shift + PrintScr. I have changed that keyboard shortcut to Shift + F1 because F9 to Program keys of my 4-5 years ...
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"gnome-screenshot --area" not working if a select element is unfolded in Google Chrome

I am currently observing a strange behavior of Gnome Screenshot when a select element is unfolded in Google Chrome. I have searched for similar issues on this network and on other sites, but found ...
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Looking for Ubuntu 20.04 screenshot editor integration! [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 20.04 (at least my upgraded system) there is now a default screenshot tool, blue icon with some dots ... which I actually really like! I have had trouble with Shutter already before the ...
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Update the default location for screenshot in Ubuntu 18.04+? [duplicate]

How do you update the default location for Screenshots in Ubuntu 18.04+? Note: There is a similar question @ Default save directory for gnome-screenshot?. But the accepted answers are not so clear, so ...
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GNOME Screenshot area selection causing freezes [closed]

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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