I am trying to take a screenshot in Lubuntu, but when i try to paste it on an image editor like GIMP it says "There is no image data in the clipboard to paste".

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    HOW are you trying to take a screenshot? What program are you using?
    – user8779
    Jan 15, 2017 at 15:48
  • I have installed nothing i just use the screenshot key on my keyboard. But i could install Gnome Screenshot but it's weird that we can't save a screenshot by default. Jan 15, 2017 at 15:56
  • @DanylBekhoucha you can use scrot but its not an interactive program
    – Corleone
    Jan 15, 2017 at 17:13

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"Using scrot Install scrot with your package manager. On Debian and Ubuntu-like systems, type sudo apt-get install scrot. If your account isn't included in the sudoers file, first type su, type your password and afterwards type apt-get install scrot. On RPM-based systems who are using yum, type sudo yum install scrot. Same here about the sudoers file. Run scrot (type scrot in your terminal) Press the PrtScr-button. The screenshot will be in /home/user/." - https://wiki.lxde.org/en/How_to_take_screenshots

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