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Can't create a screenshot of the desktop :(

asked 2017-08-16 06:10:22 -0600


I'm having a bit of trouble with creation of screenshots by Shutter or similar software FastStone Capture. After I try to select in Shutter a tool for pick of an area of screen, all all windows at my desktop hided and wallpapers chaned to black :) Whats wrong? At RHEL 7.3 similar actions was success...

Thank you for support!

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Why not simply use Shift-PrintScrn - no extra software needed. (And yes, I know that Shutter provides some extra functionality)

jmt gravatar imagejmt ( 2017-08-16 15:15:52 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-08-17 06:02:54 -0600

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Fedora uses Wayland session by default. If software doesn't support that it may have weird issues like that. Try logging into Xorg session to see if it works there.

At login screen click on gear icon and select "GNOME on Xorg" option.

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answered 2017-08-17 03:26:04 -0600

2jmt, Thank you! But that's not the solution. Sometimes I need to shoot a very long-tail webpage or something like this and an embedded tool doesn't have that functionality.

Maybe you know about some extra settings of GNOME for to avoid that unxpected behaviour?

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FireFox has built-in screenshot tool that saves a picture of entire page, also with currently invisible parts. Nigtly version has handy UI for that purpose, in regular FF either use Shift+F2 and screenshot --fullpage --clipboard command or button in devtools: F12 -> camera icon (you might need to first enable 'Take a fullpage screenshot' in devtools' settings).

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2017-08-17 06:59:37 -0600 )edit

You should have wrote your message in a comment, not another answer.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2017-08-17 07:01:33 -0600 )edit

answered 2017-08-23 08:13:14 -0600

Thank you!

After I logged on with XORG I can to capture of the screen :)

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