February 28, 2010 6 Comments
The standard PrintScreen key get the image of the entire Desktop. If you want just the active window, on Ubuntu, you can use Alt + PrintScreen. However, sometimes you may need only to snip only a specific part of the active window. The intuitive option is to take a PrintScreen and cut it on a image tool such GIMP. By the way, if you need to do it many times you can think on better alternatives, such as Shutter, a useful tool that can be configure to replace the standard PrintScreen key and handle this issue. You can install using apt-get:
sudo apt-get install shutter
The installation does NOT configure it as the default PrintScreen mechanism. To do it, open Shutter tool, click on Edit > Preferences, go to [Behavior] tab and mark [Capture] and [Capture with selection] options. After it, you may need to restart the GDM.
Check out some previews offered on Shutter Blog: