How to take a Screenshot with menu in SLED/SLES

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Problem:

How to take a Screenshot in SLED/SLES with the menu? Can we use “Print Screen” Key? Also the Screenshot should also contain the Menu (e.g Application Menu or Menu by pressing Right Click)

Solution:

You can take a Screenshot in SLES/SLES using conventional method by pressing the “Print Screen” (Yes, I was windows user.) button on KB for normal desktop Screenshot, but I am shocked when I have followed same method while loading Right Click Menu in SLES/SLES. I am not able to take it. It was not happening at all :(. No, ‘Take Screenshot’ utility requires mouse click :(). So I came up with few quick Workarounds.

Work Around – 1

Using the GIMP application you can solve that problem.

  1. Press Alt + F2
  2. Type “gimp” to launch GIMP
  3. Go to “File -> Acquire -> Screenshot”
  4. It will launch a new dialog box ‘Screenshot’
  5. Select ‘the Whole Screen’ radio button
  6. Set your delay in ‘Grab After _ Second Delay’ box
  7. Press ‘Grab’
  8. Prepare your Desktop Screen with menu for Screenshot

See the image below for preview of the steps. Follow 1,2 and 3 in red. Yes, have used the above workaround to take that image.

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Work Around – 2

Using the CLI (Command Line Interface) you can do this.

  1. Press Alt + F2
  2. Type “gnome-terminal” to launch gnome-terminal
  3. Type ‘ gnome-screenshot –delay 10’ in terminal, where ‘–delay’ is option to the command to tell take screenshot after 10 seconds.
  4. Press ‘Enter’ key on KB.
  5. Prepare your Desktop Screen with menu for Screenshot

See the image below for preview of the steps. Follow 1,2 and 3 in red. Yes, have used the above workaround to take that image.

Click to view.

Conclusion

Whenever you load any menu in SLED/SLES, it will tightly bound the Particular KB keys to that particular menu, that’s why ‘Print Screen’ key is not working. The above workarounds would be always handy in such situation.

That’s all for now…

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Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    It’s so much easier to use Ksnapshot that works in both Kde and Gnome!

  • dhardik says:

    Yes, You are right, even, latest gnome-snaphot is also giving the facility to take the sanpshot after some amount of time, But this tip is specific to SLES10/SLED10. Where i found this difficulty. Current Gnome version (gnome-about) in SLES10/SLED10 is 2.12.2.

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