denis_p wrote:Thanks to both of you for your suggestions :
- I checked keyboard shortcuts, screen capture is properly associated with printscreen key
- I reinstalled mate-utils mate-utils-common, and installed shutter and recordmydesktop (no hotshots and recorditnow packages available)
but unfortunately the problem is still there.
I just changed my default printscreen program "ksnapshot" (Linux Mint KDE's very good default screen capture program) to "shutter" to see if it would work. It did. I went through my "System Settings" menu, selected "Shortcuts and gestures" option, when that came up, it was already on "Custom shortcuts", I expanded the "preset actions" section by clicking the arrow on the left, "PrintScreen" is one of the options, clicked that, to the right of that are 3 tabs, Comment, Trigger, Action. Didn't see a need to change the Comment from the default, the Trigger is already the "Print" key which is the PrintScreen key - do not change that, and on the Action tab, in the section titled "Command/URL", I had "ksnapshot" my LM KDE default which I changed to "shutter -f" (without quotes), clicked "Apply" on bottom right, exited my System Settings Menu and tried it. Worked great.
I used "shutter -f" because I usually grab the entire screen, "-f" = full screen. There are other options you could use other than full screen. You could use "shutter -a" to get just the current Active Window (see below).
I went into my Utilities Menu and clicked "Shutter" to set some defaults under "Preferences":
- I like all my screen captures to automatically go into my "ScreenCaptures" folder underneath my "Picture" folder, so I changed Shutter's default directory to that.
- If you want a different image format than the default ".png", then you could change it to ".jpg"...
- I changed the default "filename" to $nb_name_%m-%d-%Y_%T_%NNN
because I want the date on the filename as well. (ex filename should be: "Desktop1_04-17-2015_15:37:32_001.png")
- I also like to have the cursor, so ?I selected that.
-I also selected start shutter at login, and hide the main window on first startup.
That's it ....
Shutter's CAPTURE MODE OPTIONS
(from console terminal type in man shutter
Capture an area of the screen. Providing X,Y,WIDTH,HEIGHT is optional.
Capture the entire screen.
Select a window to capture. Providing a NAME_PATTERN (Perl-style regex) ist optional.
Capture the current active window.
Capture a section. You will be able to select any child window by moving the mouse over it.
Capture a menu.
Capture a tooltip.