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Flameshot does not work at Fedora Workstation 39

For Fedora Workstation 39, installed through VirtualBox, was installed Flameshot with the sudo dnf install flameshot command. Even when the OS was re-started, when through Show Apps for the Flameshot ...
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Spectacle missing features in 23 version

I have Spectacle 23.08.4 In 22 version, i remember that was possible select transparent color and highlight a rectangular region. in 23 i can't find transparent color in filling option..(attached ...
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Is there a way to capture screen when menu bars are opened?

On GNOME, I would like to capture a screen to show a special situation where I am on IDEA IntelliJ, when two menus are opened. Main Window → Menu Bar 1 → Menu Bar 2 But as soon as I open one of these ...
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What is the replacement for the xwd utility (X Window Dump) with Wayland (or even RHEL9)

I have old software that uses the program xwd to save graphics files (to make movies, or figures in papers). xwd exists as a utility in RHEL8 (and Rocky Linux 8) but in Rocky Linux 9 (and one presumes ...
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Full screen screenshot shows two neighbouring screens in one workspace for just one monitor, one of them an empty desktop

Could it be that Linux thinks by default that there is a second monitor, even if none is attached? I might also have forgotten about having changed the settings myself long time ago. When I'm pressing ...
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How to allow apps to take screenshots in wayland when denied first time?

I used to use flameshot in my Fedora on Wayland(Gnome). When i first launched it via "flameshot gui" the system asked whether i allow flameshot to take screenshots or something like that i ...
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Flameshot not working with Flatpak on Wayland

I'm trying to take screenshot using flameshot on my fedora 38 system but the issue is I'm unable to do so. I'm running a wayland instance and do not intend to switch to X11. I'm running the flatpak ...
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How to grab a screenshot of a 4x4 screen composite display?

I'm supervising a number of headless displays, and in order for me to see, remotely, what a screen is currently displaying without actually going there and look at it, I'm using scrot to take a ...
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How do I take screenshot in hyprland?

How do I take screenshot in Hyprland? I went through the Hyprland Wiki but I am not able to get to take screenshots in my archlinux. How do I solve this? How do I screenshot? For a more complete ...
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"Unable to use GNOME Shell's builtin screenshot interface" when running cronjob

I have a script that takes screenshots and saves them to a GDrive-connected folder: #!/bin/bash PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/...
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disable infobox when taking screenshots with xfce screenshooter

I want to take screenshots very quickly and when I press the print key xfce-screenshooter takes a screenshot and saves it automatically in my pictures folder. The problem is every time I take a ...
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Where does xfce4-screenshooter save by default?

I did a screenshot and also saved it, but I'm unable to figure out where it is. Looking into the official docs didn't tell me more and I also didn't find something quickly searching both the SE ...
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How to create a script that takes screenshots of all pages of a given PDF file

I want to create a script that takes a PDF file as input and takes a screenshot of every single page in actual size(100%). So it would look like this: custom_pdfcapture example.PDF After execution the ...
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Bash script to take a screenshot and upload it to a server every 1s

Operating system: Xubuntu I'm trying to create a bash script that takes a screenshot of my screen and uploads the resulting file to a server. I tried many ways and even asked ChatGPT but still can't ...
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How to take a screenshot over SSH?

I have an Ubuntu Desktop machine. My scope is to take a screenshot of this machine via SSH. This machine is playing a video, and I would like to take a screenshot of this video via SSH. I've tried as ...
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How to screenshot or pipe the output from xscreensaver?

Some outputs are really great, IMHO. I have read all xscreensaver manual, but I cannot get it to work so I run a xscreensaver animation and then get a PNG (or TIF, or whatever). How can I make a ...
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How to proper escape quotes in SwayWM binding

I have a command to take screenshots of a selected window in SwayWM as follows: grim -g "$(swaymsg -t get_tree | jq -r '.. | (.nodes? // empty)[] | select(.pid and .visible) | .rect | "\(.x),...
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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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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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