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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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The good way to make screenshots of screen regions on arch Linux with i3 WM

About a month ago I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Arch and I'm quite happy with this decision. However, I miss some features with my new distro, especially, the shift+printscr one. I use i3 WM. ...
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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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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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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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Take high quality screenshots of my terminal window

I'm writing a book and sometimes I must show some screenshots taken from my terminal window. Problem is they are not good for print, so I need to increase their quality (resolution). Is there any way ...
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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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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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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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Screenshot non-rectangular extended desktop

I have just added a second (larger) monitor to my Ubuntu box, when I take a multi-screen screenshot with (eg) scrot or xfce4-screenshooter I get garbage in the corner which is normally not seen: ...
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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 --url='...
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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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Automatically take screenshot of specific display in X

For creating a time lapse on a system running X with two screens (actually it's one "screen" on two "displays"), how do I take a screenshot of one of the screens? xrandr output is (abbreviated): ...
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Screenshot of a window in a detached or remote screen

Is there a way to take a "screenshot" of linux screen command. In other words can "screen -r" command to be called with the same behaviour as "top -b -n 1" - print contents once and exit. Background -...
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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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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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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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Gnome screenshot: turn off camera sound *without* admin rights [duplicate]

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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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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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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CLI command to capture region with delay?

Of all screen-shot tools that I have seen in Linux, the KDE one (ksnampshot) looks the most powerful. ksnapshot --region is a command that I can associate with a shortcut to capture a selected region ...
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Fedora 23: how to take screenshot with context menu window opened on the screen

I need to take a screenshot that records my Eclipse IDE menu item status. For example, if I clicked the "Project" menu and there comes a list of menu items. I need to record those menu items. The ...
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How do I change the location where screenshots are saved in Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon?

Pressing PrnScr "Print Screen" on the keyboard results in a screenshot being silently saved under /home/%user%/Pictures/ How can I change this location?
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How to take higher resolution screenshots with CutyCapt

Assume i take a screenshot via xvfb-run -s "-screen 0 1920x1080x16" cutycapt --url ... --out ... then i have learned that cutycapt will not use the X sessions parameters. How would i generate an ...
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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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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 take screenshot of movie you are watching at some intervals?

I know that within VLC it is possible to have screenshots of a movie but what if you used mpv or some other tool via which you are watching the movie. I do remember there is a command-line tool (...
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possible to have screenshot of part of a web page via command-line?

While I know that I can use wkhtmltoimage to have a screenshot of the whole web page (no matter how long), there doesn't seem to be a way in either wkhtmltoimage or any software that I want to have ...
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Capture a screenshot of XDM login screen?

I would like to screenshot my XDM login screen on FreeBSD-CURRENT. It’s currently configured on ttyv8. What I’ve tried: I have tried xwd with various options from ttyv1, but it reports is cannot ...
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How to take a screenshot of the X virtual framebuffer display?

I would like to take a screenshot from Xvfb display server. I already tried: xwd -root -silent -out screen.xwd but I can't read this file and I couldn't find any software (via Homebrew) which can ...
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After taking some screenShot , bash prints “(shutter:13396): Unique-DBus-WARNING **: Error while sending message

On my Application in ubuntu 14.04 system, i am using this command : system("shutter -s 12,32,613,786 -o sample.jpg"); on action of specific button , after several times of clicking on this button, ...
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The snapshot is masked, not in raw colors

I capture screen using gnome-screenshot 3.18.0. When we select the region to capture, the region is masked and becomes blue. When saving to picture files, the snapshot is expected to be back to raw ...
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gnome-screenshot -a's annoying delay

I set a shortcut for taking a screenshot of an area (gnome-screenshot -a) but whenever I press it it's an annoying game of cat and mouse to get the cross-hatch which lets you select the area to show ...
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How to define a custom screenshot in Gnome 3 and to assign it to a keyboard shortcut?

I work under Debian Testing with Gnome shell 3.14.2 on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.). I would like to create a custom 'screenshot' command based on scrot: scrot -s -b '%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%...
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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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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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How can I take screenshot in BlackArch Linux? [duplicate]

Which program can I use to take a screen cap or take video of my screen? Maybe it's a simple (silly) question, but I can't find a good solution.