Questions tagged [screenshot]

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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Ubuntu 20.04 there is no ksnip in the list of possible applications [duplicate]

I want to open an image in ksnip that is installed as snap package but there is no such program in the list of possible options. What do I do?
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Shutter screenshot application is broken since upgrade to Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo

Since upgrading to 21.04, the Shutter screenshot tool stopped working. I installed it from the PPA http://ppa.launchpad.net/linuxuprising/shutter/ubuntu, it is at Version 0.95, Rev.1450 Let's say, I ...
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How to make system fast [duplicate]

@heynnema I used to work on my laptop by opening chromium 3 tabs , firefox 1 tab(to run micrsoft teams) and two notepads. I have 2gb ram, dual core processor. Do above tasks makes my laptop slow? ...
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window screenshot too big or inaccurate

I am taking screenshots using multiple functions such as import or PyautoGUI via a Python script, but the results are always inaccurate. For instance, see the attached pictures. It is always too big, ...
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The mouse becomes invisible and no screenshot is taken when I press the print screen button

last night I have changed my default folders from home to another folder in another hard drive with editing user-dirs.dirs in .config directory. today when I have tried to take a screen shot with ...
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Desktop Background Is not Showing Up In 21.04 Screenshot

As you can see here, the background was made invisible on my desktop when I took a screen shot. I am not sure why. This happened after I updated to 21.04.
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How can I configure a shortcut for the 'Screenshot' default program in Ubuntu 20.04?

I remember this was a default in other distros like Xubuntu and Lubuntu. I know there's about 7 screenshot shortcuts in Settings, and I do use them, but I'd also like a "global" shortcut to ...
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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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Why my screenshot saved in text format?

I took a screenshot using shift + Print Screen Key. It is saved in the Pictures folder as a text document and couldn't view the image. The extension is still .png but the image viewer couldn't open it....
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Ubuntu 20.04 Screenshot option “select area to grab” working erratically

This started a few days ago, probably after an update. Choosing "Select area to grab" opens the option window but when taking the shot it simply reopens the option. Occasionally, it takes ...
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Screen snip (win+shift+s) alternative for Ubuntu

I'm new to ubuntu trying to set up my daily requirement tools and features. One of the features I use most is screen snip. Is there some way I could do the same in ubuntu just hitting super+shift+s ...
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Taking screenshots is suddenly very slow

Lately, I have noticed that mate-screenshot has become very slow. I keep up with the 20.04 LTS updates, and I don't know what packages were updated recently that caused this. Interestingly, the ...
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After taking selected area screenshot on 20.04 I can not click anything “on desktop”, wrong cursor state ensues

So to reproduce, I do ctrl-shift-4 (remapped the select screen shot command due to some other conflict) and select an area on chrome. Notably I am doing this while first enabling some dropdown in ...
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Ubuntu Screenshot from Shortcut Doesn't Always Work

I've had this happen on multiple Ubuntu installations on different hardware now. When I take a screenshot of an area of the screen with Ctrl + PrnScr, about 50% of the time after drawing a rectangle ...
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Keyboard is disabled when I press “print screen”

The title's self-explanatory, but for some reason whenever I try to take a screenshot using the print screen button on my laptop, the keyboard becomes mostly disabled. I say mostly because the ...
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Draw arrows between several combined screenshots [closed]

How to combine several screenshots and draw arrows between them? I found I can draw arrows by flameshot app but can't combine several screenshots.
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How to make a Snap application (ksnip) appear in “open with other application” context menu?

For editing screengrabs, I prefer to use ksnip, since Shutter was no longer installable without hassles on Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 However ksnip is available as a Snap App on my 20.04 ○ → snap list | ...
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xfce4: setting a region for screenshot in terminal and trigger by keyboard shortcut

Is there any way to set a certain region up for screenshot beforehand? Like: xfce4-screenshooter -r 700,200:1300:800 -c So I don't need to select the area every time...
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Kubuntu: spectacle doesnt work on Kubuntu

I tried pressing the keys that were bound to open spectacle. Clicking on the icon from applications menu doesn't open spectacle neither does it open when I try to open it from the terminal.
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How can I print directly from a screenshot in ubuntu 20.04

my laptop is running ubuntu 20.04 I would like to be able to take a screenshot of a specific area of the screen and print it directly from the screenshot tool so that I do not have to save it and ...
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How do I send prtscn keystrokes from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 18.04 remote computer with Teamviewer?

How do I send prtscn keystroke from computer A with Windows 10 to remote computer B with Ubuntu 18.04? I connect by means of Teamviewer to computer B. When I am connected with Teamviewer to computer B,...
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Screen snip sometimes gets stuck in full screen mode

I'm referring to the following shortcut in the Keyboard Shortcuts of the settings in Ubuntu 20.04 Sometimes this shortcut gets stuck on copying the full screen rather than showing a crosshair cursor ...
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How to take a screenshot of the login screen on Ubuntu 20.04?

I followed this guide on how to take a screenshot for the login screen. However in Ubuntu 20.04 it doesn't work, I get the following error: xwd: unable to open open display ':0' Below is the script I'...
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Screenshots don't get automatically copied. Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

When I take a screenshot it just gets saved in my pictures folder but doesn't get copied automatically anymore. Before I was able to paste my screenshots right after taking them but it suddenly ...
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Since 20.10, screenshots while in fullscreen games only shows desktop

Since I installed Groovy Gorilla earlier this month, I cannot take a screenshot of a fullscreen gaming session using keyboard PrintScreen button: it only shows the destkop (icons, sidebar, topbar) ...
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How to screen capture browsers bookmark dropdown menu?

How to capture a chrome browser bookmark bar dropdown menu showing the icons (favicons) and names of bookmarks within it ? In my chrome browser I use bookmarks and also bookmark folders that have ...
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How to take partial screen shots?

When I'm pressing the PrtScn ("Print Screen") button, it's taking a screenshot of the whole screen. But many times I want only some part of the screen as a screenshot. How to do that?
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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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Is there any software on ubuntu to float my screenshot on the screen, like the snappy for mac? [duplicate]

As the title explained, I'm eager to find an alternative software on Ubuntu which can make my screenshot floating on the screen, just like the snappy application on macOS. But after googling for a ...
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Is there a snip tool (Windows) equivalent for ubuntu?

Is there a snipping tool similar to the one in Windows which lets you view it even though you haven't saved anything?
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Downsize screenshots while using fracional scaling

Ubuntu 20.04 | Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Using an 32 "4K monitor with 3840x2160 resolution works fine, but when I use fractional scaling with 150% scaling I get very big screenshots (5120x2880). ...
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How to Capture scrolling/expanded screenshot of any/all app on Ubuntu 20.04?

On Android and Windows it is possible to capture auto-scrolling screenshot either natively or with the help of 3rd party apps . How to get the same functionality on Ubuntu 20.04 For example if I press ...
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How to take a screenshot in KDE Plasma Ubuntu?

I am new to Plasma and I don't know how to take a screenshot. From what I've seen there isn't any shortcut for that so I would like to create one, if only I knew how to do it.
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Cpaturing a window using ximagesrc gives black borders around the image

I was trying to capture a single window using ximagesrc. Encoding it to png and saving it gives black bordes around the image. This was the command i used. gst-launch-1.0 ximagesrc remote=1 num-...
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Unable to get any screen shot

On my Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS it does not have CompizConfig it uses Fcitx configuration. I am unable to get any screen shot prompts to work on my computer. Can you please help me...
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Screenshots from multiple display

I have a script for capturing screenshot and webcam photo. Here's the script. Now, I want to support multiple display. From the linked script you will see that I export DISPLAY at the start of the ...
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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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Screenshot.jpg not visible in “recently used files”

I created a screenshot with the default application of Ubuntu 20.04. I save this to Screenshot.jpg. I open Gimp and go to "Open / File". In the popup dialog I choose "recently used ...
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Mate snipping tool faster to display than “mate-screenshot”/Eye-of-Mate

I am a SysAdmin of many decades. I routinely juggle dozens of windows on my Mate desktop when working a crisis. My workstation has 4 monitors, 4 Mate workspaces, and it is not nearly enough! So I ...
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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 doesn't blink when taking a screenshot

Don't know what happened but whenever I take a screenshot, ubuntu doesn't blink the screen for a second as it used to. Someone knows how I can fix this?
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Screenshot: take picture of current monitor/current window only in 20.04?

I want to take a screenshot of only active screen, or ideally only the active window. I am happy to use a specific combination of keys to do it, although ideal would be to set this as default. ...
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ASK ScrenCap Ubuntu 20

I'm using Ubuntu 20 on the laptop. After the install, my screen is a little bit dark. Brightnes is already at 50% and it's still not bright enough. Even when trying to capture the dark results, like ...
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Task automation tool?

I just need to screenshot an item, have a program see it, then click on it, and in some cases read what is in the dimensions and transcribe them to a string, OCR? I prefer Python, but willing to learn ...
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Screenshot w/highlighting feature wanted [duplicate]

There are two super nice features on my iPhone: ability to take a screenshot with a hardware button combo; ability to highlight it with a semitransparent brush; It enables me to take screenshots and ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for screenshot on Ubuntu 20.04 running on a MacBook Pro

For frequent sharpshooters, like me, a short-cut on Mac Key boards is difficult. There is a method of launching the "screenshot" app, for which we need to go to applications every time. As ...
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Take a screenshot of a region while including the cursor

I'm trying to set it so that when I hit Shift + PrtSc it will take a screenshot of a region while including the current cursor. I've seen instructions to set a custom shortcut, e.g. https://askubuntu....
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Why is it possible to take screenshot without root privileges?

In Ubuntu, I can take a screenshot of the entire screen's content by using the 'screenshot' tool running in user space. How come that is possible? And doesn't that mean that any process can spy on the ...
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Screenshots not Appearing in Images Folder

Screenshots were coming normally in the folder, but then after a while I saw there were no screenshots for almost five days (I take screenshots with keyboard shortcut almost every day).
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Capturing a fleeting error message

Sometimes I some program spits out an error message, but it shows it only for a really short moment so that I can't read it, but I can reproduce it easily. Is there some simple way of capturing it e.g....

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