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how do screenshot / screen grab programs work on POSIX systems running X?

How do screenshot programs such as gnome-screenshot or xfce4-screenshooter get their data? How can they access a stream of the monitor/screen's 2d pixel matrix? Is it possible to stream only a ...
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Gnome screenshot: turn off camera sound *without* admin rights

Is there a way to disable the gnome screenshot camera sound, with needed admin access? There's an answer here, that involves moving a file from somewhere in /usr/... How can I disable the shutter ...
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Screen capture application for RHEL6.5

I need some screen capture application for RHEL6.5 and tried few ways to get one but failed. yum install gnmoe-utils and got: Reading Local RPMDB rpmdb time: 0.000 Setting up Install Process ...
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How do I take a screenshot while using Gnome?

There's a pretty detailed set of instructions for how to take screenshots under debian online. The first paragraph suggests that debian supports an inbuilt screenshot facility: "Print Screen" key to ...
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Screenshots from multiple Xservers

I want to take screenshots simultaneously from multiple X servers on one desktop PC. I have multiple users logged in different terminals (tty1, tty2, tty3, tty4) who start multiple Xservers with ...
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Ksnapshot generates grayscale EPS screenshots only

Every time I want to take an EPS screenshot with KSnapshot it is grayscaled even though the real screenshot contains colors. This only happens when I choose the EPS format in KSnapshot, not with the ...
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Can I select a region for the screenshot via keyboard in import

Can I select a region for the screenshot via keyboard in import from ImageMagick? If yes, how can I do it? If no, what can I use instead of import?
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How to take a screenshot of an totally obscured window

I have a game running in the background, but I would like to take screenshots of the window which is not visible. Seems like all the screenshot utilities for X11 need the window to be visible. Is ...
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screenshot only the active monitor on ubuntu/debian

I would like to do screenshots of the active monitor (the one on which my mouse is) or screenshots of always the same monitor ; and not the two monitors at the same time. Is there any command/option ...
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Screenshot tool Linux Mint

In Linux Mint (15) you have a screenshot tool, 'described' here You read More difficult way But sometimes - mostly in games - this shortcut doesn't work. What to do then? >You can use Take ...
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Computing the visible area of a partly hidden window

I have to (scriptly) take screenshots of windows, some of which may be partially or fully hidden by other windows. Of course, in such a case the screenshot is useless, and I'd rather print a warning. ...
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Screenshot of non active window

How to take a screen shot of non active window? If I have 2 windows, I want to capture the screenshot of the one which is running in the background.
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Which data should be excluded from log files , error messages etc. if posted online?

What data should one erase from log files, error messages etc., if posting them as a screenshot so as not to expose sensitive information? As I have little knowledge about this topic, I can vividly ...
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Screenshot of X from tty

Using Xvfb I can launch an application and take a screenshot. What I'm wondering about is how to capture from an existing (dormant) X session. Say from tty or over ssh. From what I understand ...
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Screen shot in Lubuntu

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10 and when I press the PrtSc key I get a screen-shot automatically, without confirmation. The problem is that sometimes I press it accidentally and a lot of JPEG files are ...
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How to customize XFCE screenshot saving file name template?

When I press Print Scrn in XFCE and choose to save it, the automatically generated and offered file name is like Screenshot - 141012 - 02:21:10.png (Screenshot - DDMMYY - HH:mm:SS.png). I hate to use ...
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How can I take a screenshot in LXDE using scrot and the Print Screen button on my keyboard?

I have already installed scrot following the instructions here. The Windows Manager appears to be Openbox.
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Taking a screenshot (within X)

How can I take a screenshot in X.org? I am unsure if the Print Screen button will "just work" and I don't know how I would go about testing it.
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Which GNOME themes are suitable for black and white printing?

I need to place some screenshots of GNOME applications, such as the file manager, in a book. The book will be printed in black and white, and, although shades of gray are okay, it is best that I avoid ...
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Make screenshots of Ti-calculator screen

I want to connect a TI-84 Plus Calculator to my PC and take screenshots of the calculator display. Under windows this is possible using the TI-connect software. However is there also a way to do this ...
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Capturing area of the screen without a Desktop Environment?

I'm running OpenSuse with dwm as a window manager. Since I made the switch from KDE, I haven't found a way to take a screenshot or even capture part of my screen. Is there a way I can do this in a ...
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How to list all running X applications?

I'd like to get a list of all of the apps (across all users) on my machine that are talking to the X server. What's the most reliable way to do that? Find the socket X runs on and lsof for connections ...
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Colour problem when capturing a png of the top panel of the screen

I want to capture a window as a png from within a bash script, using the window's ID. In this case, the window is the top panel.  Using gnome-screenshot the colours are true, as per this image... ...
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CutyCapt seems to ignore the Xvfb screen size parameters

I have a problem using CutyCapt to create images rendered for a particular screen size. For example, if I do these: xvfb-run --server-args="-screen 0, 800x600x24" \ ~/bin/CutyCapt/CutyCapt ...
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How to do a print screen or capture an area of the screen

Is there an equivalent of the Window's Print Screen + Paste (or better yet the Mac OS Cmd+Shift+4, Space) in gnome?
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Record screen in X

How can I record all activity on the screen for a certain amount of time? I know about tools like xwd that capture a still image; can they be extended to record video? I'd prefer not using any fancy ...