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How to take screen Shot in Ubuntu

  1. Particular window screen shot

  2. Twin view on only one monitor screen shot

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There is a program 'shutter' which is a fully featured screen shot application. If you don't have it installed then you should be able to get it by:

$ sudo apt-get install shutter

More simply you will likely have "Take Screeshot" under you Applications—>Accessories menu.

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Unsuprisingly, once they changed the name to "Shutter" from "gscrot" it became a much better program. –  Tyler Jul 25 '09 at 22:35
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Alt + Print Screen will capture the current window.

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This is not working in ubuntu –  joe Jul 24 '09 at 17:53
really? it works for me. what version are you using? –  DLH Jul 24 '09 at 18:25
Worked for me from Warty to Jaunty and still does. –  Ludwig Weinzierl Jul 25 '09 at 22:10
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By default, the Print Screen (Prt Sc) key on your keyboard takes a screen-shot of the entire screen. You can use Alt + Print Screen to take a screen-shot of the currently active Window.

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The most complete answer! –  Tarnay Kálmán Nov 17 '09 at 2:11
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