What is the equivalent to Ctrl + Shift + Print for taking a selected screenshot?

Dear all,

I am so glad I have found this community. :slight_smile:

Yesterday’s news about Ubuntu abandoning made me switch from Unity to Mate on my 17.04 system.

So far, I must say, I am deeply impressed!

I especially like the auto-hide feature for the top and bottom panel as I very much prefer to work without distractions.

However, I still have a couple of issues to resolve and fully feel home.

My current question:

On Unity, I used to use Ctrl + Shift + Print to take a selective screenshot.

It did allow me to selected a part of my screen using my mouse and automatically copied it to the clipboard.

Does Mate have a similar feature? :slight_smile:



The screenshot program i use is “mate-screenshot --interactive”. You can add an icon to the panel and this is the one it supplies. As for hooking it to a control-key, that’s in mate-control-center under hardware/keyboard-shortcuts.

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Thank you very much!

I now have my custom shortcut. :slight_smile:

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Hello all,

Unfortunately, my problem is not yet solved.

For some reasons, the keyboard shortcut only works if I press and hold the combination of keys for a little while. Meanwhile, pressing the keys does create a weird window.

It is very hard to explain and thus I created this screencast:

Looking forward to any help you can offer. Maybe this is a bug?

Yes, it’s an old bug:

We still hadn’t solved it…

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Thank you, @monsta!

I will subscribe myself to the issue on Github.

In the mean time you can maybe try the workaround described in the github issue:
Write a shell script wrapper for the command with a small delay before.

Save in: /home/you/bin/delay_capture.sh

#! /bin/bash

sleep 1
/usr/bin/mate-screenshot -a

Make it executable:

chmod +x ~/bin/delay_capture.sh

Then use /home/you/bin/delay_capture.sh as the command in the shortcut


The workaround script works brilliantly.

Thank you! :slight_smile: