Questions tagged [print-screen]

print-screen is to take a screenshot of the current desktop view. It is also the name of a key on keyboards that commonly triggers this function.

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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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Suddenly can't take print screen. Ctrl+V does not paste anything

I used all the time combination ctrl+shift+prnt_screen to take print screen of selected area, but suddenly this not saving picture in memory and ctrl+v does not paste anything. Any idea why? Recently ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Laptop keeps on getting print screen

Laptop keeps on getting print screens and saving to picture folder at random key presses. (e.g. Ctrl+c, space bar, esc,back space, Enter and even when press numeric buttons etc). pls help.
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Print screen key not working on Lubuntu 20.04.1

I recently installed Lubuntu 20.04.1 which runs with LXQt. I tried to take a picture of my desktop using the Print screen key. However, it is not working. Nothing happens. I found a post mentioning ...
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Print screen not working

I have a very recently installed 18.04.3. During the last 2 days on several occasions ( randomly ), prntscrn, alt + prntscrn and shift + prntscrn does not work. I use Peek and manage with creating a ...
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Setup normal screeshot procedure?

If I press PrintScreen button, a Spectacle application starts and allows me to take screenshot with following key and mouse strokes. Can I make it proceed immediately, without additional actions? If ...
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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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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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screen-prints started failing recently in Ubuntu 16.04 in Virtualbox 5.2.18

The first time I press PrtScr it generates a picture of the log-in background instead of the current window. The second time it hangs with the entire screen dimmed. I have tried several combinations ...
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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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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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changing PrintScreen screenshot directory in Lubuntu

I'm using the most recent version of Lubuntu based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS I read this October 2017 discussion on the topic Change the location of saved screenshot when screenshot taken by printscreen ...
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Print screen button does not work after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 and now the print screen is not working.
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Shortcut to reneable shortcuts?

Ubuntu 16.04 all up to date. I used PrtScr to capture a screen then went to Gimp and did some editing. During which, I was using Gimp's shortcuts, click-shift for point to point line then also hold ...
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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 change PrtSc key to right-click in Ubuntu 17.10?

I have Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 which has PrtSc key on the keyboard. I personally find this key totally useless as I prefer using Screenshot application to select the required area and take a snapshot. ...
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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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17.10 printscreen snipping tool

In previous versions (with unity) I could do Shift+PrtScr and copy the partial screenshot into clipboard without saving to file first. Is there a way to enable a similar functionality in 17.10? Also,...
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Change the location of saved screenshot when screenshot taken by printscreen button in GNOME 3 [duplicate]

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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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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How to disable or uninstall printscreen feature in ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.5 Desktop which comes with Gnome3. I am trying to disable the printscreen feature systemwide for all users by uninstalling gnome-screenshot and moving the gdm-screenshot ...
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Use the Alt-Print key

I wanted to change the six Print bindings as I need a screenshot of a window much more often then a screenshot of the whole screen. I wanted to use the original key combinations, just permuted a bit. ...
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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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how to fix print screen button not to take multiple shots in the same time?

Well I'm on Ubuntu 16.04, but I guess it applies to other versions too, the problem is that my print screen button is just on top of the Backspace button, and sometimes when I want to clear a word, I ...
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Request for a guide on setting up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu 16.04

Is there a working solution to set up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu with F13-F15 remapped to Print Screen, Scroll Lock and Pause? So far, I came up with the following solution: In /etc/default/...
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How to crop a portion of the screen in the Clipboard?

I need often to create Slides from portions of screen. I've found several tools like Shutter which are able to capture an image, however my need is to put the image directly in the Clipboard so that I ...
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Print-screen button not working in Lubunt 14.04.03

Print-Screen button does nothing. I bound the keys to scrot as suggested by Vasa. That did not do anything, but scrot does work from the command prompt. So then I tried replacing lxsession-default ...
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Lubuntu/Xlde > is there a way to change scrot printscreen default saving option to shutter?

Previously i was using ubuntu and had to switch due to pc performance issue.. Is there a way to Previously i got gnome-print-screen option replaced by shutter edit option from below thread for ubuntu....
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Keyboard shortcut responds very slow

The shortcut for print screen became very slow on my Ubuntu 14.04.2. It takes about 10-15 seconds after pressing the key to showing a print screen region selection controls. I tried to use shutter as ...
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Replace gnome-screenshot save option with shutter edit screen or atleast shutter main screen in ubuntu 14.10?

Normally when i press print screen button in the keyboard, I get gnome-screenshot windows as this .. Is there a way to replace this windows with shutter edit screen or at least shutter main screen, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is making screenshots automatically without my interaction

From yesterday, working on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS notebook I noticed that the system is making screenshots automatically without my interaction at different time intervals. "Save screenshot" window ...
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Can't do PrintScreen with open menu. Xubuntu 14.04

I got problem when opening any menu (e.g. wi-fi status menu at the top panel) cannot shot print screen. In any other case when menus are not active Print works just fine with default settings xfce4-...
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Ubuntu 14.04 print screen button does not work

I'm unable to use my print screen button in Ubuntu 14.04. No effect pressing print screen. Screen-shot application works if it's launched manually. PS: Still does not work perfectly neither in 15.04
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Print screen short-cut not working (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) [duplicate]

The print-screen short-cut is set to be the Print-screen button, but when I press on it, it does not work. Any clues? Any help will greatly be appreciated Thank you
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Print Screen captures two Spaces not one

When I press the "Print Screen" the output captures both desktops instead of one! This problem existed since I updated to Ubuntu 13.10. Update: I opened "Displays" from "System Settings", and found ...
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Move Gimp on the top of list in Screenshot

When I press PrtSc button, in the Screenshot dialog, if I choose "open with" in appear list, gimp is always on the bottom. Is it possible to move on the top?
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Ubuntu 13.04 custom keyboard layout

Using Ubuntu 13.04, I want the PrtSc key to work as Menu on Lenovo S430 keyboard. /usr/bin/xmodmap /home/user/.Xmodmap with modified line keycode 107 = Menu NoSymbol Menu NoSymbol Menu Does not ...
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Which application binds a keyboard shortcut

I just found a wonderful keyboard shortcut. Press Ctrl+Shift+PrtScr and the mouse cursor will turn into a cross which allows you to mark a rectangle of the screen (by left click-hold, drag, release -- ...
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Print Screen button is not working [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and as a shell, Gnome 3. After I have updated Ubuntu to 13.04, the Print Screen Button does nothing, though in the System Settings at the Keyboard Shortcuts, in the Screenshot ...
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How can I rebind Print Screen to Delete?

I'm running Xubuntu Raring Ringtail. Using xkbcomp, I used the following commands (I can go into more detail as to the context and what command I use, if it's relevant), which successfully remapped my ...
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Change the default screenshot destination folder of "Prnt Scrn" key? [duplicate]

Hello everybody, My Prnt scrn key is not working after deleting the Pictures folder. I tried to add a folder without any success. I thought changing the destination folder may work so how i do ...
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How to disable Print Screen shortcut

In my keyboard the print screen key is very close to the backspace key, and whenever I want to press backspace, instead it takes a screenshot. How can I disable the print screen shortcut?
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Where are (partial) screenshot stored or how to specifiy location?

When I use the print screen key - PrtSc - I get the option of where to save. That works fine. However when I shift-ctrl-PrtSc I hear the picture being 'taken' but I don't get a chance to specify the ...
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How to modify default printscreen behaviour?

The Prnt Scrn button currently takes a screenshot and saves it in ~/Pictures. How can I modify the behaviour I want for the Prnt Scrn button? Use case: I want to take a screenshot and go to GIMP and ...
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How can I print-screen just one window and not my entire desktop?

I could swear I've always been able to do Alt+Print Screen to get 'just that window' but right now I am getting my entire desktop. Any idea why this would be or what I can do to get my ability to do ...
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How can I specify the default save directory for gnome-screenshot?

Are there any sort of configuration options for specifying the default save location for gnome-screenshot, or is this hard-coded into the source code? It used to be ~/Desktop, which seems to have ...