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Enable Shift-PrintScreen for screen shots in KDE

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) or Server (SLES) or openSUSE using KDE as the desktop.


A screen shot should be taken when Shift-PrintScreen is pressed.


From the Main Menu select Personal Settings.  In the Personal Settings application select Regional & Accessibility-->Keyboard Shortcuts.

Select the Command Shortcuts tab at the very top and on that screen expand Tools-->Desktop then double-click  Ksnapshot and assign it Shift-PrintScreen.

Now when pressing Shift-PrintScreen the application Ksnapshot will come up with a print screen of the full desktop.  You can also use Ksnapshot to capture a single window rather than the entire desktop.


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  • Document ID:7001360
  • Creation Date: 15-Sep-2008
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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