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How can I select an area to screengrab in Lubuntu?

I recently moved to Lubuntu 18.04.3 "Bionic Beaver" and found that alt + PrtSc will screen grab the active window. On Mint and Ubuntu, this key combination lets you manually select which part of the ...
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Copy screenshot to clipboard isn't working after update to fedora 31

After system-upgrading from Fedora 30 to 31 I am super happy with the new release. The only thing that stopped working I'm aware of is the possibility to copy a screenshot to the clipboard right away....
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Is there a way to make gnome-screenshot not blank the screen for a split second?

gnome-screenshot is perfect for use in non-interactive, command-line program. However, sometimes I do not want it to blank the screen for a split second. Is there a way to accomplish this from the ...
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To take a screenshot of the screen or the window, using device pixel ratio (DPR), similar to Firefox's command, on Linux

I am looking for a screenshot app or a screenshot command line which provides the DPR (device pixel ratio), for example, @1x >> @2x. Do you remember the retina Macs? macOS apps on retina Macs require @...
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Xmonad how to take screenshots

I get the following error when I run gnome-screenshot ** Message: 11:08:24.901: Unable to use GNOME Shell's builtin screenshot interface, resorting to fallback X11. Also tried PrtScrn, Ctrl+PrtScrn ...
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Screenshot on Ubuntu terminal Version

Do you know if theres a way to take screenshot in the terminal (Server) Version of Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1 LTS? scrot and "paste" don't work for me, cause there's actually no "screen".
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Crontabing Scrumblr screenshot

for a monitoring purpose, once a week, I need to capture some Scrumblr board. So cron will be used. But how can I get a snapshot/screenshot for an URL ? This runs on CentOS release 6.3 (Final) ...
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Capture the display contents without stealing mouse focus with Print Screen

In GNOME, when I initiate a Print Screen command, the Print Screen sound and animation will play a couple of milliseconds after I initiate the command, even with gsettings get org.gnome.gnome-...
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Budgie - Screen Recording session outputs frozen screen

When I start to record my screen (using both OBS and SimpleScreenRecorder), it only records the initial screen when I start the recording and it only records the pointer movement and its changes. It ...
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How to detect if the computer is idle? [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint, and I run the below service with system start up to0 take automatically screenshots, but I need it to stop taking screenshots if the computer is idle, and run again when it is ...
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How do I find the video memory region(s) representing what's on my screen, from within the Linux kernel?

About 5-20 times a day I am presented with brief visual glitches and heisenbugs caused by race conditions that only occur under high I/O load. These disappear off the screen far too quickly for me to ...
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Take screenshot of another X session

User A is using Ubuntu desktop. I want to SSH remotely (as User A) and take a screenshot of the desktop from the terminal.
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Linux shortcut to screenshot directly to clipboard (Arch linux, xclip, gnome-screenshot)

I'm trying to add a keyboard shortcut to be able to automatically screenshot an active window to the clipboard I'm trying this line of code right now gnome-screenshot -w | xclip -selection clipboard ...
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How to screenshot an area on screen as soon as it changes?

Is it possible to select an area on screen (windows in virtualbox, fwiw), then have software watch that area and repeatedly screenshot it as soon as it changes? Effectively making a frame-by-frame ...
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Xfce screenshooter and clipboard manager

I moved from Xfce4 to i3 recently but I still use xfce4-screenshooter. It works properly and I had no problems with it except that I can't save to clipboard. On this page it is written: Copy to ...
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How do I take a screenshot of a specific screen area from the command line?

I do not want to have to interactively select the area I want to take a screenshot of. I would rather do something like --area=x,y,height,width. Is there any screenshot utility that can do this?
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How can I save a scrollable terminal window (RoxTerm) into a png image?

I would like to save a Ruby program coloured terminal output into a png file, output doesn't fit into the screen height, so it is scrollable. Is it possible to save the whole or part of the scrollable ...
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Firefox won't work in headless mode

When I try to use FF headless to take a screenshot of a website by: firefox -screenshot google.com FF refuses to run with the following error message: *** You are running in headless mode. Firefox ...
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How to create a PrtSc (print screen) shortcut for Lightshot in Linux Mint

I use Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit. I have xdotool installed. Lightshot is running since login, always, I used Startup Applications tool to create a start-up immediately after login: env ...
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How to stop recording with Kazam

Using Kazam 1.4.5 on Debian stretch, How to stop recording with Kazam? The problem is: the icon on the task-bar does not allows any interaction, so I am looking for some shortcut with the keyboard, ...
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Thumbnail preview of secondary display on primary display?

Is there a way to display a miniature version of the secondary display's contents on the primary display? This is for doing a live demo during a presentation, while keeping a dual-display setup to ...
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Found Screenshots of my work in my pc [closed]

this could be a totally naive question but i can't figure out how it happened. In a c++/python project i wrote, i suddenly found two files: "np". "sys". The file command says: %!PS-Adobe-3.0 %%...
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How to take a screenshot of gksudo's window?

I've been configured a keyboard shortcuts and it is working with others. it doesn't work only with gksudo's window and special system menus. (my laptop is running with Linux Mint 18.2) below command ...
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xfce4-screenshooter cannot use clipboard

I am currently experiencing the problem described in this question on an up-to-date, non-VM Arch Linux installation: xfce4-screenshooter creates invalid data in the clipboard. Any application into ...
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How to get a full screenshot of a page that goes off screen?

I seem to remember that maybe it was in Chrome or somewhere else that one could right-click on a web page and get a full screenshot of the entirety of the page as though it would fit on the monitor ...
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Can't take a proper screenshot with shutter

I'm running Fedora 25 and I need to take a few particular screen captures so I've read that shutter is a great tool for that. Sadly I am unable to use it for some reason. Whenever I try to take a ...
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How do I take a screen shot of my Xvfb buffer?

I'm using Amazon Linux. I want to run a headless chromium browser to use on my node.js Selnium tests. So I fire up my Xvfb server like so ... if ! pidof /usr/bin/Xvfb; then Xvfb :0 -screen 5 ...
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Linux take screenshot when menu is open [duplicate]

I have a GTK application in C++ running, and one of the widgets is a dropdown menu. I want to take a screenshot when this menu is open, but nothing happens when I press Print Screen (it works when the ...
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How to have screenshots send to the clipboard by default?

I'm using Kali Linux in a Virtual Machine and have to dump a great number of screenshots of the terminal to a document in another container. ALT + PRINTSCR takes a screenshot just fine but it writes ...
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Run gnome-screenshot -a with Cinnamon keyboard shortcut

I used the 'keyboard' section in Cinnamon's Python System Settings application to create a custom shortcut that executes the command gnome-screenshot -a every time I press the Print Screen key. It ...
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Can't take a screenshot on Lubuntu 16.04

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 to take a screenshot of a KDE Splash screen?

I would like to take a screenshot of the KDE Plasma 5 splash screen as I am creating a new splash theme. But pressing PrtSc during the splash doesn't launch spectacle (my screenshooter) until after ...
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gnome-screenshot doesn't autosave but interactively asks for a save directory

I've specified an auto-save-directory in dconf-editor under org.gnome.gnome-screenshot however it still asks me for a save directory every time I take a screenshot. In prior Linux Mint versions (17, ...
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Screenshot in Unity/Ubuntu within VirtualBox

I'm trying to take a screenshot of Firefox running on Unity/Ubuntu 16.04 inside VirtualBox 5.1.2. Pressing Prt Scrn pops open a little app called Screenshot but the screenshot shown is only ever the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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: Note ...
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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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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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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 can I easily 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 Shift+printscr which in Unity allows ...
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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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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.
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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:%...