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Old 01-16-2005, 03:39 PM   #1
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PrintScreen problem


i cant take a screen shot, is there any software for linux?
 
Old 01-16-2005, 03:42 PM   #2
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From the CLI take a look at "import" or you can use the acquire option in the gimp.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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Yes, several ... and many Desktop Emvironments come
with such software, too ... what are you using?


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Old 01-16-2005, 03:53 PM   #4
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i use Suse
 
Old 01-16-2005, 03:56 PM   #5
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You may have it. KDE comes with KSnapshot. If you don't, just install it. I have no clue why the printscreen button doesn't work in linux though.
 
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Because you didn't assign any functionality to it?

I just did a little test with KDE ...

create a script shot
Code:
#!/bin/bash
import -window root ~/screen.jpg
Make it executable.
Create a menu-entry in KDE Menu editor for it.
Assign PrtScr as the hotkey to it.

Voila. Every time you hit print screen you'll have the
latest screendump in your home directory. If you'd
like to keep versions, edit the script above accordingly.



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Old 01-16-2005, 06:13 PM   #7
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Creating a script to do it looks fun but maybe a bit excessive.

This is my solution(while using KDE, the default in suse)

Go > control center > Regional & Accessability > KHotKeys > New Action

Give it a name like screenshot

then in the "triggers" section new > shortcut trigger

click on the button that says "none" and press the desired key i.e "Print screen"

Then goto the actions tab new > Command/URL and in there enter "ksnapshot"


save and exit control center and now hopefully you can take screenshots
 
  


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