[SOLVED] Replacing existing screenshot tool with shutter

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flyingrhino
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[SOLVED] Replacing existing screenshot tool with shutter

Post by flyingrhino » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:25 am

Tested on LM 18.3 xfce & LM 17.3 xfce

This procedure gives you the more capable shutter program.
It also gives you 'ctrl printscreen' to capture the current window and 'printscreen' to capture the entire screen.

Install screenshot program 'shutter' and configure it:
Add shutter PPA (only for LM 17.3 because the latest shutter is not in the repo)
Add package 'libgoo-canvas-perl' (gives you the 'Edit' button)
(on LM 18.3 xfce it does not appear in the software manager, but it works from 'apt-get install...'

Inside shutter:
Edit -> Preferences ->
Main ->
Automatically save file: %Y-%m-%d_%NNN
Behavior ->
Uncheck 'Present main window after taking a screenshot'

LM17 or LM18 Menu -> keyboard -> Application shortcuts -> Add:
Shortcut: CTRL PRINT Command: shutter --active --exit_after_capture
Shortcut: PRINT Command: shutter --full --exit_after_capture
Remove:
Shortcut: PRINT Command: xfce-screenshooter

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Re: [SOLVED] Replacing existing screenshot tool with shutter

Post by deepakdeshp » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:47 am

What about Mint 18.3?
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I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: [SOLVED] Replacing existing screenshot tool with shutter

Post by Cosmo. » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:58 am

Is LM 18.3 xfce something different to Mint 18.3?

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Re: [SOLVED] Replacing existing screenshot tool with shutter

Post by flyingrhino » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:09 pm

Is LM 18.3 xfce something different to Mint 18.3?
Simply narrowing it down to the platform I tested on which was Linux Mint 18.3 XFCE .
It will probably work on other platforms too, but I like to specify the one that I used.
The names of the menu items will probably change if using mate or cinnamon.

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