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    Looking for a snipping tool

    I am looking for a snipping tool that works similar to the one in windows 7. I looked for one in Ubuntu Software Center but I'm getting more of just print screen type software. I want to be able to take partial screen shots like the windows snipping tool did. Anyone know the name of one?

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    Re: Looking for a snipping tool

    No downloads necessary .

    Open the Alt+F2 "Run" dialog and
    Code:
    gnome-screenshot --area
    I like to map it to the keyboard shortcut Alt + Print.

    Naturally, it's been around long before win7.
    Maybe win9 with have the compiz cube .
    Last edited by asmoore82; March 6th, 2011 at 08:02 AM.

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    Re: Looking for a snipping tool

    Quote Originally Posted by asmoore82 View Post
    No downloads necessary .

    Open the Alt+F2 "Run" dialog and
    Code:
    gnome-screenshot --area
    I like to map it to the keyboard shortcut Alt + Print.

    Naturally, it's been around long before win7.
    Maybe win9 with have the compiz cube .
    thanks for the reply. I found out that this feature comes with gnome desktop utilities which a buddy of mine told me it should of been installed by default, but my OS came preinstalled with my Dell laptop I bought last month and it didn't have the utility, but the software center quickly took care of that. I actually prefer your binding suggestion better, makes me just a tad more efficient

    The more I use Ubuntu and learn about Linux in general, I see that Windows 7 did borrow a lot of it's functionality from Linux and charged me to use them.

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    Re: Looking for a snipping tool

    This is brilliant, thanks for the suggestion asmoore82!

    One suggestion: Alt+PrintScreen is already mapped to taking a screenshot of the active window as opposed to the entire desktop. I've mapped it to Shift+PrintScreen and it's absolutely perfect.

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    Re: Looking for a snipping tool

    you can install shutter. it allows you to do the same type of screen selections as in windows snipping tool.

    sudo apt-get install shutter
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    Re: Looking for a snipping tool

    asmoore82 Sweet! Thanks a lot

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    Re: Looking for a snipping tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Mardwan View Post
    asmoore82 Sweet! Thanks a lot
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