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Old 05-04-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Capturing display screen in Ubuntu 12.04 based on MacBook Pro laptop


I would like to capture the screen in Ubuntu 12.04 based on a MacBook Pro laptop, which does not feature a screenprint key. Any help will be much appreciated.

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Old 05-04-2014, 07:53 PM   #2
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1) what is Linux 12.04?
2) generally it depends on a window system you use, but try scrot or anything… anyway maybe this would be helpful: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...g_a_screenshot
 
Old 05-04-2014, 07:54 PM   #3
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Code:
scrot
in terminal and see what happens.

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/...ots_with_scrot


or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4WmdpoNbCg
 
Old 05-04-2014, 08:10 PM   #4
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If you have ImageMagick installed, then this command will do a full screen capture after a 5 second delay
Code:
sleep 5; import -window root ~/Desktop/snapshot.png
and this command will capture a single window selected with a mouse click
Code:
import -window $(xwininfo | awk '/Window id/{printf "%d", $4}') ~/Desktop/wsnapshot.png
 
Old 05-05-2014, 01:05 AM   #5
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Answer to Post #2:

Sorry. I meant Ubuntu 12.04 instead of Linux 12.04.

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Old 05-05-2014, 03:58 AM   #6
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Hi, Ygrex, rockytnji and Allend,

I am happy to report that tonight I somehow re-discovered a very user-friendly screen-capturing program in Ubuntu 12.04 via Dash Home > Recent Apps > Screenshot. I works very well in capturing a screen or window. This seems to be the only way I can invoke it in my MacBook Pro-based Ubuntu 12.04 system. I think it is a GUI-only program since it cannot be called from the command line.

Thanks very much for your help.

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