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Old 03-07-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
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Print Screen: How?


Seems silly but, how do i do a Print Screen in Linux?

I hit the PrntScrn button and go to KPaint, but no option to paste...

Clueless me!
 
Old 03-07-2005, 01:02 PM   #2
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Looks like you are using KDE.

ALT-F2 will bring up a "run command" box.
So, run the command, "ksnapshot". It will
give you several options for a snapshot, including
"full screen", "window under cursor", and "region".

Save the snapshot to a png file, and use it as you wish.

Cheers.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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Thank you!
 
Old 03-07-2005, 01:28 PM   #4
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Another handy way I recently found is to set a keybinding to execute a command like this:

Code:
import -w root ~/`date +%Y%m%d%H%M`.png
which will automatically take a screenshot and save the .png file in your home directory with a name consisting of the year, month, date, hour, and minute you took it (something like 200503070924.png). Things like ksnapshot or gimp's screen capture are nice when you want to choose a delay or other options, but I've also found it handy to be able to hit a key combination and get a quick capture immediately.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 01:39 PM   #5
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How exactly do I do that, i./e set what keys are pressed for the screenshot to happen? It doesn indeed sound quite handy...
 
Old 03-07-2005, 02:33 PM   #6
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You'd basically end up setting some key combination to execute that command. On KDE, it looks like you can configure key bindings in the KDE Control Center, but I use a different window manager so I'm not sure exactly where to go from there.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 02:47 PM   #7
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Ok, thanks anyways!!

I'll have aplay and see if I can learn a thing or 2.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 01:33 PM   #8
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Why not just do an ALT-PrintScreen?
 
  


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