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How to set screenshots path?

asked 2017-08-12 17:35:58 -0500

wolfv gravatar image

updated 2017-08-15 09:17:35 -0500

By default, Gnome saves screenshots to ~/Pictures/
I want screenshots saved to ~/Pictures/screenshots/

I created /home/wolfv/Pictures/screenshots_nobackup/ folder and followed the instructions on

My attempt via Dconf-Editor, but screenshots are still going into the default /home/wolfv/Pictures/ folder.

My attempts via command line had similar results:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory "/home/wolfv/Pictures/screenshots_nobackup/"

$ gsettings set org.gnome.gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory "file:///home/wolfv/Pictures/screenshots_nobackup/"

How to set screenshots path?

I am using Fedora 26, Gnome 3.24.2


After screen shot:

$ pwd
$ ls -1
'Screenshot from 2017-08-15 08-08-25.png'
$ gsettings get org.gnome.gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory
$ file /home/wolfv/Pictures/screenshots_nobackup/
/home/wolfv/Pictures/screenshots_nobackup/: directory
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What does gsettings get org.gnome.gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory return? What does file /home/wolfv/Pictures/screenshots_nobackup/ return?

Aeyoun gravatar imageAeyoun ( 2017-08-15 08:54:03 -0500 )edit

Hi Aeyoun. I added UPDATE_1 to the question.

wolfv gravatar imagewolfv ( 2017-08-15 09:19:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-08-12 19:11:46 -0500

SteveEbey73701 gravatar image

running fc26, cinnamon desktop, used dconf-editor, found gnome entry, then set gnome screenshot to custom, used ~/Pictures/Screenshots after making the Screenshots folder first. Tested it and all the screenshots are now going into that folder.

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