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mate-screenshot 1.26.0 suddenly producing corrupt screenshots?

Looking for first steps to diagnose this strange change in behavior: If I launch mate-screenshot and choose Copy to Clipboard, no program will paste the image, including: The StackExchange form I'm ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Disabling unwanted audio hotkey (CTRL, 1) breaks Printscreen button

I recently discoverd an annoying shortcut in Ubuntu 20.04 while playing a game: CTRL, 1 (not CTRL + 1 at the same time; I just tap CTRL, wait a tiny amount of time, and then hit 1, and then this ...
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How to prompt for file save location using grim?

I currently use Sway/grim to save screenshots, but it is not obvious to me how to improve this by prompting for a filename. In other words, right now a typical binding in my sway config is as follows: ...
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How to take screenshot of KDE task switcher?

I've tried hotkeys using Spectacle, but even when I use the hotkeys when the screen shots what I want, it doesn't work - I guess because I can only use those hotkeys by tricking the app switcher into ...
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Screenshots corrupted on Intel Iris Xe when using Compiz

I'm using Manjaro Linux Xfce on a Lenovo Thinkpad L13 Yoga Gen2. The video chip is an Intel Iris Xe: $ inxi -G Graphics: Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] driver: i915 v: kernel ...
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New command shortcut setting doesn't work

I want to modify the command of PrintScreen key to one that takes the screenshoot and ask me the name of the file through a pop up window. From terminal below line did the job: gnome-screenshot -f `...
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How to capture screenshot for certain commands on linux

I have Linux(Ubuntu, Centos) systems, I need to capture screenshot for each of the below command output and same need to be stored in $HOME/screenshot/path. Is it possible via (Mobaxterm) ssh terminal ...
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Configure xfce4-screenshooter default saved file name

The default screen shoot app on Lubuntu allows one to configure the file name. Can that be done with xfce4-screenshooter? How? A default saved file name looks like: Screenshot_2021-03-25_10-32-42.png ...
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Command to create a screenshot of a specific area of the desktop [duplicate]

Is there a command which can take a screenshot of a specific area of the desktop? I use Ubuntu. Thanks for every answer.
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Error while opening Spectacle

PrntScrn doesn't work and trying to open spectacle window with the command line gives me the following error: $ spectacle spectacle: error while loading shared libraries: libkColorPicker.so.0.1.4: ...
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Setting a keyboard shortcut to interactively select a screenshot (sxhkd/scrot)

I would like to add a keyboard shortcut using sxhkd let me select a region of my desktop to screenshot using scrot. This should be accomplished by adding this section to my sxhkd file, ctrl + alt + x ...
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How can I paste an image from clipboard directly to a file? [duplicate]

I need exactly this one but on Linux: Anyone know of a way to simply paste a screenshot (taken with PrtScn or Alt+PrtScn) into a Windows Explorer folder and have it be saved as an image (possibly ...
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Copying image from scrot into clipboard after capture

I've grown affection to scrot as a simple screenshot utility, but it lacks one thing i would greatly appreciate--a way to copy your capture and have it in your clipboard automatically. I've added a ...
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Arch linux: Screenshot software cannot save to clipboard

I am trying to use xfce-screenshooter to take screenshot and save it to clipboard. Like this: xfce4-screenshooter --region --clipboard but when I try to paste it, there is no image. Thought it was ...
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`gnome-screenshot`: How to increase the maximum of a screenshot

I'm working on the latest Debian Buster LXDE on a 1920x1080 screen without any DPI scaling. I'm using a bash script to take screenshots by screen, window or area. #!/usr/bin/env bash case "${1}&...
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Is it possible to detect screen recording in X11

On my mac, I used to have a programme called MicroSnitch which would notify me if an application was using the camera or the microphone with a little icon. I'm using arch, with X11, and I was ...
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How to capture screenshot of a command runs in Linux

Is there any way to capture a screenshot of the executed command output in Linux? Example: We have the command ls -lrt /root/. Whatever the output of the above command, I want to capture it in an ...
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Record screen and upload on youtube

I'd like to record my screen and have the recorded video automatically uploaded on youtube. Is there any software that does this? I know there are screen recorders like Kazam that easily permit to ...
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Take and get screenshot from Gnome desktop via SSH

I set up a automated kickstart-installation for a "digital-signage-client" based on Fedora 30 (soon 32), and I need to get an actual visual feedback what is on the screen right now. I tried to enable ...
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How to show keyboard hits while recording with kazam?

Looking to make some demonstrations or tutorials, I am able to record the screen "easily" with kazam. However, even if the mouse pointer is recorded, keyboard shortcuts are not. For some software, ...
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How do I detect a call to Xorg to do screenshots?

X can do screen shots of the entire desktop. I'd like to detect these calls as they're made, but through something like ebpf or sysdig, rather than patching the calls at the server level. How can I do ...
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How to take annotated screenshots with keyboard only?

Workflow: Take a screenshot. Select a region on the screenshot (an overlay displays keys). Input a text. Repeat step #2 or save/imgur upload. All steps should be handled by keyboard only. Does ...
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Taking screenshots in XFCE 4 (Debian 9.12 Stretch)

What is the keyboard shortcut for taking a simple screenshot in Debian 9.12 Stretch with XFCE 4? I have tried different hotkey combinations suggested online, but none works: PrntScrn Ctrl + ...
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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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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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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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How to take a screenshot in console (without X)?

My netbook runs on Debian Linux without X.org. I sometimes need to make a screenshot of the output of scripts. I tried to use a framebuffer device for this purpose: # cat /dev/fb0 > screenshot.raw ...
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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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