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Author Topic: Question - How do you take a screenshot?  (Read 12176 times)


  • Vectorite
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Re: Question - How do you take a screenshot?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2007, 09:06:42 pm »

I can't seem to find this in XFCE...

Right click on the panel.
Select 'add new item'.
From the list that appears, select the Screenshot applet.
Click the 'ADD' button.

That puts a camera icon on your panel.   Right clicking it and selecting 'Properties' lets you adjust how it operates.

If you don't want the icon around all the time, just right click and select 'Remove'.

=^_^=  Tigerwolf

Running: Vector Linux 5.8 Standard   12-16-2006


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Re: Question - How do you take a screenshot?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2007, 10:37:32 pm »

One could write a very small bash script and use zenity dialogs to collect settings info from the user too.  Would be simple to do and take very few resources.  Maybe I'll make one when I feel inspired so we can have our own VL screenshot app.

I have no idea what you're talking about (I'm allergic to writing scripts<g>), but have no shame about using something written by someone else. I'm finding that import is the best screenshot utility I've ever used on Linux or Windows. The simple command line I use fits my needs, but there are so many options for import that I think it could be extremely full featured once you learn how to do it. Unfortunately, the documentation isn't very friendly to "normal users."

Once the holidays are over, I'll experiment with options that look interesting to me. By then I hope VL 5.9 Gold will be out.
Registered Linux User #397786

Happily running VL 7 Gold on  a Sempron LE-1300 desktop (2.3 GHz), 4 G RAM,  GeForce 6150 SE onboard graphics and on an HP Pavilion dv7 i7, 6 gigs, Intel 2nd Generation Integrated Graphics Controller


  • Vectorite
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Re: Question - How do you take a screenshot?
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2007, 11:36:52 pm »


Thanks for the fyi I'm still new to xfce as a windows manager, much more familiar with gnome and KDE.

that tip has now been included in my how to do stuff in xfce section of my brain :)

Thanks. AGAIN.
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