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Screenshot is an image taken by the computer to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device. Usually this is a digital image taken by the host operating system or software running on the computer

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Do not save screenshot as file (22.04)

For privacy reasons, it is important that screenshots are NOT saved as a file (only clipboard), but this is not possible anymore in the last upgrade. Any way to get the old behavior back? EDIT: I ...
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22.04 Prt Scr button not working

I have Ubuntu 22.04. When I press the Prt Scr (Print Screen) to take a screenshot nothing happens. On another computer I have with 20.04 this works. Do I have to do something to enable this in 22.04?
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How do I take a long screenshot in Linux?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 22.04. I want to take a screenshot of a long reddit comment to save it later in the note-taking app Obsidian. The default screenshot app in Ubuntu 22.04 doesn't offer that ...
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Screenshot not saved

When taking a screenshot in Ubuntu 22.04 the image is not saved. I pressed "Print Screen" key, selected the area, pressed the round button. The image is available on the clipboard but is not ...
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Screenshot saving

enter image description here In ubuntu 18.04 lts we have options like to save in pictures. If it's not required to save in pictures we have other option to set in keyboard screenshot. It will just ...
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How to make Ubuntu 22.04 save screenshot as png and not just place it on clipboard?

Ubuntu 22.04 64-bit LTS I was surprised to see the new screenshot tool throw up a message that I could paste the screenshot into a file. Why should this be required? My old 18.04 setup could do it out ...
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Start new GNOME screenshot/screencast tool from CLI in Ubuntu 22.04?

I like the new screenshot tool in GNOME 42/ Ubuntu 22.04. Although it does miss the possibility to record a window, and an option to record audio. How do I start recording or take a screenshot from ...
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How do I launch gnome's print screen dialog without using the PrtScn key in recent versions of Gnome?

I use a laptop from linovo where they replaced the Menu key with PrtScn. I restored the menu key through XKB - which fortunately still works with Wayland Gnome - but lost the dedicated print-screen ...
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Automatic 5 Volume Created [Name:261MB Volume, 47MB Volume 57MB Volume ,65MB Volume, 85MB Volume]

How this can be possible automatic five volume created with system files? What can I do now?
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Recording screen interaction for UI playback

Before I resort to scripting my own, is there a tool that records screen interactions for playback? I want to record where the mouse got clicked and on which menu, in order to automate a series of ...
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Changing the auto save directory for screen shots and screen cast in Ubuntu 22.04

I recently switched to Ubuntu 22.04 and I really like its default screenshot UI, but there seems to be no way to change the autosave directory. It saves the pictures to the $HOME/Pictures/Screenshots ...
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"Copy a screenshot area to clipboard" isn't available on Ubuntu 22.04

I upgraded my system from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS recently. I want screenshots to be copied to the clipboard instead of saving them on my disk every time. I got to know that there was an option &...
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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 screenshottool

I use flameshot, and don't want 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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screencast not working ubuntu 22.04

taking a screenshot or partial screenshot works fine, but when i try to record and click on the record button, it prompts the timer on the top bar and instantly disappears and, eventually, recording ...
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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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Capture screenshots with a fixed aspect ratio

Use case: I am making some demo videos for various software and need screenshots of the software. These should all have the same aspect ratio. Size can differ. Question: Is there a screenshot tool for ...
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22.04 screenshots... How to Draw and edit?

I cannot draw arrows and text on top of my screenshots in Ubuntu 22.04 . I was able to do this in flameshot . I also tried Shutter which is also not enabling me to draw.. How to draw on top of ...
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Is the feature [SHORTCUT-KEYS] 'Screenshot of an area to clipboard' missing in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS?

I noticed that the ability to 'Copy a screenshot an area to Clipboard (Shift+Ctrl+Print)' and previous screenshot functions [SHORTCUT-KEYS] are missing in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Is this an installation/...
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How to get back previous screenshot functionality on 22.04?

Older versions of Ubuntu allowed us to use Ctrl+Shift+Print screen to prompt the selection of an area and take the screenshot by copying it directly to clipboard. So, how do we get this back? I want ...
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How to change the default screenshot folder in GNOME 42?

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04. I have to change my screenshot directory from /home/<usr_dir>/Pictures/Screenshots to another path. I could do this in Ubuntu 20.04, but I am not ...
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How to set xfce4-screenshooter by default to save screenshots as jpg not png?

xfce screenshooter normally saves screenshots as png files and modifying its extension for every file I want to save is an arduous work (considering the many screenshots I take on a daily basis). I ...
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Ubunti 20.04 Screenshot Select area to grab not working

I used to be able to use Screenshot "Select area to grab" option pretty often without any issues until today. I noticed that it no longer works. When I open Screenshot with another ...
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Upwork app keeps asking for permission to take screenshot

I am on Ubuntu 21.10 For my work I use Upwork desktop client to take screenshots. Up until few days ago, it worked in the background without any issue. Few days ago it started to ask permission each ...
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Copy window screenshot to clipboard not working

I have a screenshot issue on Ubuntu 20.04. I can copy the box selection screenshot to the clipboard and the whole screen to the clipboard, but I cannot copy the window screenshot to the clipboard with ...
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How to disable mouse pointer/courser on selective screenshot using Ctrl + Shift + PrtSc hotkey

Many times when I take a selective screenshot using Ctrl + Shift + PrtSc, my mouse pointer in included, even though my mouse pointer is outside the selected area I have a preinstalled "...
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Swapped screenshot shortcuts between file and clipboard not working as intended

So for my convenience, I swapped the shortcuts for saving screenshot file and saving to clipboard as follows because I rarely need the file: The problem with this is that Print and Shift+Print now do ...
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After screen shot unable to click on any other window or taskbar

So I have the screen shot (copy screen shot of area to clipboard) set to a hotkey which has been working for a couple weeks but now all of a sudden whenever I take a screenshot I'm unable to click on ...
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How to install flameshot version 9 or above on 20.04 LTS?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.03 LTS focal fossa. Recently, I heard of a screen capturing tool known as Flameshot. I installed it on my system using: sudo apt update sudo apt install flameshot The ...
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Recently used files not working for screenshots created with ALT - PRINT

I create a screentshot with ALT - PRINT. The file gets created in my ~/Bilder (German for Images) directory. But if I open Gimp and then choose "open" then "Recently files", I don'...
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Screenshot not storing to a file in Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS

I have been using using ubuntu's native snipping tool, which uses gnome-screenshot, but now I have observed that it is not saving pictures at all in picture directory when I hit Ctrl+Alt+PrtScr. It is ...
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How to send keys and screenshot to Ubuntu?

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 in VirtualBox installed. That has a browser opened as full screen with two tabs (having two IP cameras). Question: How can I write a script that: creates a screenshot of the ...
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A screen capturing tool that allows me to annonatate screenshots before saving them

I'm seeking for an excellent screen-capture programme that allows me to do the following: Annotate screenshots  Can be run from the command line or via keybindings I'll appreciate if it also offers ...
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Custom shortcut to "mate-screenshot -a"

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with mate desktop. I also use an external keyboard - logitech keyboard k850 which unfortunately do not have the print-screen key :-( In the native keyboard of my laptop the ...
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Using Ubuntu's built in screenshotting in a software?

I'm wondering if it's possible to access these functions: Basically - My (C#) software triggers one of these screenshot functions and I want it to know where it's stored so I can use those pictures ...
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DWM - Need help setting up hotkeys for screenshots using maim in Suckless DWM

I'm a newbie to all of this. I installed DWM to Ubuntu server, and want to set up a hotkey for using maim to take screenshots. I want to have two hotkeys: For a screenshot that gets stored on my ...
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How to automatically send screenshot to someone on Telegram

I want to send screenshots automatically to someone as soon as I capture my screen. I can use telegram-cli to send the screenshot but I can't figure out that how can I chose the photo on my clipboard ...
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Shutter capture functions are greyed after 21.10 upgrade

I have a computer and a laptop, both were running 21.04. But after I did the upgrade to release 21.10, I noticed Shutter Screenshot Tool is not functional anymore. All capture commands grayed, as you ...
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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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Prey on Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04 takes a proper picture from the camera, but gives the same screenshot every time

I've recently downloaded PreyProject to my PC, and to my surprise, this is working perfectly, the software is successfully taking pictures from my PC camera, but the screenshot remains the same, every ...
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Fix WebKit font rendering in 20.04

I use cutycapt to make screenshots of web pages. When I switched from Kubuntu 16.04 to Kubuntu 20.04 I noticed that font rendering quality degraded significantly. I made several screenshots of the ...
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How to replace gnome-screenshot with flameshot on ubuntu budgie 20.04?

I tried some tutorials from the internet like "going to keyboard and creating a new shortcut for the print button"- and first that worked. I deleted the default shortcut for "print"...
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Take scrolling screenshot in Ubuntu

I want to take a scrolling screenshot of a page(not a web page so browser extensions won't work like this question) that is too big for a normal screenshot in windows I used to use PicPick and Sharex ...
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Shift PrintScreen sometimes takes 10 tries or more

Shift + Printscreen, trace a rectangle, nothing happens, no flash, no shutter-click try again, Shift + Printscreen, trace a rectangle, nothing happens, no flash, no shutter-click try again, Shift + ...
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Is there a tool to take long or scrolling screenshots of a window?

For reasons like academic requirements, I need a long screenshot of an entire scrollable view in a window in a singe image. On Windows, there are tools like ShareX that can do the same. How can I do ...
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Screenshot open select element crashes mouse interaction with ubuntu's UI

How to replicate: Open a select element on a website Try to take a screenshot using Ctrl + Shift + PrtSc Try to use your mouse to do anything else except for the browser window You cannot switch ...
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Taking a screenshot of a notification breaks the PrintScreen button

My problem is that taking a screenshot of a notification breaks the PrintScreen button. Steps to reproduce: Trigger one of those pop up notifications that appear at the top of the screen, e.g. by ...
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How to automatically take a screenshot right before the computer shutdown?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 and I would like to know if there is a software or a script that will take automatically a screenshot of the actual page just before the PC shutdown itself.For example if I have ...
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How can I insert an image into the clipboard using a terminal or bash script?

I'm making a custom script that uses ImageMagick to take screenshots because I deleted the original application and wanted to do a custom one. #! /bin/sh. cd magickScreenshots/ ls -v | cat -n | while ...
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How can I install xfce4-screenshooter newer than 1.9.7 in Xubuntu 18.04?

There is no screenshot on the clipboard when calling my screenshot-shortcut xfce4-screenshooter -rc or xfce4-screenshooter -mcw. I first asked a question on https://gitlab.xfce.org/apps/xfce4-...
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