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:

Screenshot showing garbage in corner

Note the scrambled, garbage from a previously viewed webpage.

Desktop uses Openbox, Nitrogen and LXpanel. This isn't (or shouldn't be, I haven't tested Debian) specific to Ubuntu.

How can I take a screenshot without corner garbage?


maim has the ability to create localized masking (it was built to replace scrot for the reasons you describe as well as others).


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