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Old 06-03-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
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the trick with the "import" (imagemagick) command.


Hi,

To take a screenshot(or partial screenshot), I use to use the command-line, type "import <filename>.png" and then "alt-tab" away from the console (for me, xterm) and then (usually) select a part of the webpage showing up on the browser.

However, I find in my modern X-window installations (I use osuse and slackware, with several window managers: xfce, icewm and awesome) the alt-tabbing bit doesn't work any more.

To get by, I have to reduce the size of the console so that the bit I want to capture is visible as I write the import command.

I figure this is an X problem, but it could also be an imagemagick problem (on that subject, I think I'm going to try out graphicsmagick soon).

Has any body run into this difficulty in taking screenshots? Have any solutions come up?

Cheers!
 
Old 06-03-2010, 11:11 AM   #2
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Hi -

This trick might help:
Quote:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...in-kde-487501/

vi ~/.kde/share/config/kwinrc
Code:
AltTabStyle=CDE
 
Old 06-08-2011, 05:46 AM   #3
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Thanks paulsm4. Actually the trick I'm using is
Code:
sleep 1; import screenshot.png
while the system sleeps, you carry out the alt-tab. When it wakes you're on the window you want to be on. Far from elegant, but is very workable

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