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How to change default Gnome screenshot save folder?

asked 2016-02-19 01:42:58 -0500

cialu gravatar image


is there a way to change the default location for gnome-screenshot savings?

I have tried this:

gsettings set org.gnome.gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory /home/USER/Downloads

and also this:

dconf write /org/gnome/gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory \'/home/USER/Downloads'

Sadly, no one worked on Fedora 23.

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answered 2016-02-19 02:49:11 -0500

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updated 2016-02-19 02:49:42 -0500


gsettings set org.gnome.gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory "~/Downloads"
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Not work. I have checked with:

gsettings get org.gnome.gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory

and the key value is correct with the right folder, but if I take a screenshot, Gnome save it under the default folder(~/Pictures).

If I use:


from Terminal, the screenshot are saved in ~/Downloads, but if I use the 'Prt Scr' key the screenshots are saved in ~/Pictures. So, I gather that Gnome 3.18 stop using gnome-screenshot for taking screenshot with 'Prt Scr' key.

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