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Old 09-10-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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Taking a screenshot using Xfce question.

Hey all. I wanna take a screenshot of my desktop. Im using Xfce. Is there a command or do I need to use gimp? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-11-2004, 06:57 AM   #2
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nikki, if you install scrot, you can do that with any windowmanager/deskop. Its quite feature rich, in that it can be configured to do what you want. I used to use it with a 10 second timer and hen I had time to close the terminal I used to invoke the command and open a menu or two.
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If you have image-magick installed (which is quite likely) you will have access to the import command. Try import -window root filename.png ("root" being the whole visible screen - a.k.a. the root window)

import will automatically save the image using according to what filename extension you use - usually you will find that import has been built with support for at least jpg, png, gif and tiff image formats.

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Awesome. Thanks guys. Ill let ya know how it turns out.
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