If I Use The “PrtScn” Key Function With Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-Bit, Which 'Programs' Within Linux Ubuntu v. 11.10 64-Bit Have The Ability To Paste The Image Created By The “PrtScn” Command?

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Hello. I have a question. I am using Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit.

If I use the “PrtScn” key function on my keyboard with Linux Ubuntu v.11.10, which 'programs' within Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit have the ability to paste the image created by the “PrtScn” command?

When I say 'programs', I am not sure if built-in programs inherent to Linux Ubuntu will apply or if this requires the use of separate program(s), then please provide me the program name and the webpage (preferably the author's home website for the program). Please make sure there are 'good' instructions for installation procedures. Let me know if it is available on the Ubuntu Software Center, and if not; where the reliable and reputable program/program package is available for download or online instructions for manual installation through Terminal using apt-get or alike.  

Please reply.

Thank you!
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Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
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Commented:
Did you try it?  When I pressed “PrtScn” on my Ubuntu 8.04 system, it brings up a dialog box and asks me where I want to save it.  I tried pasting it in GIMP but GIMP says there is nothing in the clipboard.

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@ DaveBaldwin:

Hello. Nice to see you again.

Thank you for your comment.

Okay, yes I did try it and I was not aware this is the normal process of any image program (by default) opening automatically pasting the image of the screen in it BY UBUNTU. Yes, I am aware of Windows, but I have to use MS Paint to paste it in manually. However, I did not receive any automatic image programs opening and pasting the screen image in it PRIOR TO POSTING this question/thread here. Nothing WAS happening after I tap the "PrtScn" keyboard button. NOW, I get the program "Screenshot" to open after I tap the "PrtScn" keyboard button!

So could you tell me what has preventing the program "Screenshot" not to open the first instances and now it works?

Please reply.

Thank you!
Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
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Commented:
I have no idea!  It worked the first time for me.
All distributions of linux I've tried do that... you press PrintScreen and it takes a snapshot of the entire screen... if you tap it 10 times it will take 10 screen shots (whereas in windows it will just overwrite the previous clipboard contents)... though the final 9 will have the Save Screenshot dialog showing in them.

Getting a screen cap of just the application with focus works about the same way as in Windows... hold down an Alt key and press PrintScreen. Of course, as soon as the Save Screenshot dialog appears, it gets the focus.  ;-)
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Hello Bazingeroo.

As far as I remember (long, long time ago), under Windows you had to hit Shift-PrintScreen for putting a screenshot into the copy/paste buffer. Under Ubuntu, it is enough to hit PrintScreen. Is it possible that the first times you tried, you depressed the shift key?

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@ DaveBaldwin, Darr247, & pfrancois:

Hello again.

Thank you for your latest comments.

So basically, the 'issue' is resolved. It in essence was “an issue” or “problem” with the Screenshot function  and NOT some graphic/imaging program I assumed I had to find and open in order to paste the copied screen clipping into.

I see no one really could figure out what the trouble I was having until my last comment when it resolved itself. I see it baffled you as much as me. I see pfrancois give me a rational assumption that I originally hit the shift key. No, originally I never was hitting the shift key. I just never received the “Save Snapshot Window” before.  Now when I do and things are okay now. Regardless, it was fun! ;- )

I did learn something however testing some keyboard function keys in Ubuntu:

Alt + PrtScn = captures ONLY the entire active window
PrtScn = captures the whole monitor screen or the entire desktop with the Linux Ubuntu GUI

Anyways, I am giving each one of your comments points (125 each for just interjecting) – a question that ended with no rationale and purpose.  Yes, that one Accepted Solution, I have to give it away... ...hmmm... ...the fairest means I could think of for this question is to throw a soft rubber dart with a suction cup on the end gently at my monitor. When I did the rubber suction cup landed on pfrancois's  comment on my screen. (The weight of the dart lowered its trajectory in midair and landed on the bottom comment of my monitor screen or on pfrancois's comment.) So I will give pfrancois the Accepted Solution. ;- )    

Again, thanks for chatting!  

Take care!

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