screenshot ability not always available

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Discovered I cannot screenshoot with any context (rightclick) menu open. It has not been placed in pictures folder nor is it on the clipboard.

Mo, 10/03/2016 - 12:47

You can use Shutter to take screenshots from context menus.

$ sudo apt-get install shutter

Mo, 10/03/2016 - 18:48

I also found myself experiencing this problem, but I found a way around it.

For this I used the screenshot application that already comes with the default installation.

To do so, go to Acessories → Screenshot, and set a timer that will start counting after pressing the buttom in the application window. While the timer is counting, go to the desired place and use right-click, then the screenshot should be taken.

Lastly: screenshots are saved in the Images directory in the user's home.

Personally, I like the idea of having the screenshots saved there automatically, specially since I usually press the screenshot key accidentally while having an important item or text in the clipboard. So if the clipboard would be automatically populated by the screenshot, I would lose the important item or text.

Di, 10/04/2016 - 00:47

Having to do too many workarounds does complicate the use of the OS, lets try to keep it intuitive to not slow the learning curve...

The timer one is a good workaround though.

Actually saving to a file is the most likely thing you will do next (so that feature is good, *) - but in some cases you can want a better screenshot instead and you have to go hunt for the image you want to keep which is a pain (if that happens too often you may need to let us use a save screenshot key or a delete last key!). *In windows I preferred to save to a GIF to cut down on some of the colour information and file size (GIF is 256 colour, which works good provided it does not dither).