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In trying to capture a Window image with Alt+PrtScr and pasting it into Pinta with Ctrl + v, via the Clipboard, I get an error msg saying that the Clipboard is empty.
If Alt+PrtScr does not place the image into the Clipboard, what does?
Is there a way to get the images into the Clipboard?
Do I have to activate the Clipboard or something?
If so, how do I do that?
I'm not familiar with Cinnamon but in KDE you can click on ctl-c (or "copy" in the "Edit" menu) and the image file will appear in the clipboard. In KDE the clipboard program (called Klipper) is started by default. It shows up as a scissors icon on the task bar.
As I said, I click on the scissors icon on the taskbar and it shows the clipboard contents. You'll need to check on the equivalent to klipper in Cinnamon.
I don't really know what "Pinta" is. If you're saying you can paste it into the ~/Pictures folder then it appears that the clipboard is functioning correctly but Pinta is not.
I'm sure I'm much older although I'm probably not a wizard but I don't have any difficulty in making thinking-adjustments. Running for a bus, on the other hand, is getting a bit more problematic.
It's probable better to ask someone familiar with Cinnamon. You seem to be trying to get the help file for klipper buy you haven't installed the KDE help system. Since Linux Mint has a KDE version you might try using that one. Otherwise I assume that Cinnamon must have the equivalent to Klipper. I found this thread: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/1622. Maybe that will be of use. Have a look.