Steam F12 screenshot breaks after single use, sometimes won't work at all

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jameskga
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Steam F12 screenshot breaks after single use, sometimes won't work at all

Postby jameskga » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:36 pm

The Steam interface has stopped taking screenshots with F12. It actually doesn't work with any key. It'll maybe take one screenshot at the beginning of a game, but nothing after that. Sometimes it doesn't work at all!

Has anyone else had this problem before?

I run Mint 18.2 Sonya Xfce (64-bit), my favorite release so far.

The games I play include:
Prison Architect
Uplink
Team Fortress 2

But I will tell you this right now: This broken screenshot feature is givin me fits. The untold stories of my prison torture chambers are literally screaming to come out. And I will not rest until their stories are told.
OS: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Xfce (64-bit)

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Re: Steam F12 screenshot breaks after single use, sometimes won't work at all

Postby 4ndy » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:36 pm

I can confirm strangely that with both my friend and I using Steam on AMDx64 machines running LM18.1 XFCE, I have had this problem while my friend has not.

See where this issue was posted somewhere that it might be helped.

I don't think the problem is down to particular games as I've tried it on both Steam games and FOSS games like UFO:AI launched via Steam. The overlay seems to work, but its screenshot function has never worked for me on this machine.

The only difference in configuration that I know of is that I installed some 32-bit libraries as per this issue in order to get the panel icon to work, which consequently un-installed some 64-bit stuff that I forgot to take note of.

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Re: Steam F12 screenshot breaks after single use, sometimes won't work at all

Postby jameskga » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:14 am

Thank you. I reinstalled my operating system which helped for a while, then the F-12 problem returned :(
OS: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Xfce (64-bit)


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