[SOLVED] PrintScreen screenshot shortcut keys not working

Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
powerhouse
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 1057
Joined: Thu May 03, 2012 3:54 am
Location: Israel
Contact:

[SOLVED] PrintScreen screenshot shortcut keys not working

Post by powerhouse » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:19 pm

The shortcuts to printscreen don't work, neither <PrintScr> nor <Alt> + <PrintScr>

Menu -> Accessories -> Take Screenshot works as advertised.

Annoying! One more thing to fix.
Last edited by powerhouse on Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Asus Sabertooth X79, i7 3930K CPU, 8x4GB Kingston DDR3, Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler, GTX 970 + Quadro 2000 GPU, Asus Xonar Essence STX, Sandisk 120GB + Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD + 4 HDD, Corsair 500R, SeaSonic 660W Gold X PS https://heiko-sieger.info

gm10
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2672
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:11 pm

Re: PrintScreen screenshot shortcut keys not working

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:28 pm

Check that you don't have Fn lock active. If that's not it and shortcuts in general are still working:

Menu > Keyboard Shortcuts

and find the screenshot shortcuts and recreate them. Your chosen keyboard map might not actually place PrtScr where you think it is.
Last edited by gm10 on Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.

powerhouse
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 1057
Joined: Thu May 03, 2012 3:54 am
Location: Israel
Contact:

Re: PrintScreen screenshot shortcut keys not working

Post by powerhouse » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:31 pm

As I wrote the above post, I found a way to fix it:

-> Control Center -> Keyboard Shortcuts

Press +Add and fill in as below:

Screenshot at 2018-08-11 21-25-38.png
Specify custom shortcut
Screenshot at 2018-08-11 21-25-38.png (13.4 KiB) Viewed 201 times

Apply and select "Disabled", then press the key combination (usually <PrScr> or <Alt>+<PrScr>)

Hope this helps someone. I wonder why these keyboard shortcuts haven't been included in the Mate 19 release :?
Last edited by powerhouse on Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:35 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Asus Sabertooth X79, i7 3930K CPU, 8x4GB Kingston DDR3, Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler, GTX 970 + Quadro 2000 GPU, Asus Xonar Essence STX, Sandisk 120GB + Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD + 4 HDD, Corsair 500R, SeaSonic 660W Gold X PS https://heiko-sieger.info

powerhouse
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 1057
Joined: Thu May 03, 2012 3:54 am
Location: Israel
Contact:

Re: PrintScreen screenshot shortcut keys not working

Post by powerhouse » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:32 pm

gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:28 pm
Check that you don't have Fn lock active. If that's not it and shortcuts in general are still working:

Menu > Keyboard Shortcuts

and recreate the shortcuts if they still exist. Your chosen keyboard map might not actually place PrtScr where you think it is.
Thanks! In the meantime I found the solution - see above. Will mark solved.
Asus Sabertooth X79, i7 3930K CPU, 8x4GB Kingston DDR3, Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler, GTX 970 + Quadro 2000 GPU, Asus Xonar Essence STX, Sandisk 120GB + Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD + 4 HDD, Corsair 500R, SeaSonic 660W Gold X PS https://heiko-sieger.info

gm10
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2672
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:11 pm

Re: [SOLVED] PrintScreen screenshot shortcut keys not working

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:41 pm

That's not the proper solution though. These shortcuts exist by default, you probably just need to update the key combo:
Screenshot at 2018-08-11 20-40-40.png
No reason for custom shortcuts.

Post Reply

Return to “MATE”