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    saving screenshots (changing the default)

    Hi, I have a couple of questions about changing the default folder for screenshots. I really don't want them going to Pictures. How can I change it? Also, must it be a directory or can I use a folder on my Desktop for instance?
    I am running Precise classic no tweaks.

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    mystmaiden

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    Re: saving screenshots (changing the default)

    Hi,
    mystmaiden

    Open the screenshot app, and in the top left, click

    edit> preferences.
    Under the "save screenshots to...", You should be able to change to desktop, etc.
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    Re: saving screenshots (changing the default)

    When I open the screenshot app, there isn't any edit/preferences option. I can use it instead of the print screen button and save to a specific folder. Is there a way to make the Print Screen button work the same way?
    Last edited by mystmaiden; May 13th, 2013 at 11:02 PM.

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    Re: saving screenshots (changing the default)

    When the screen shot tool is used and open prior to saving you will see a drop-down directory menu. On the bottom of the menu you will see the other option and you can select desktop. The print screen key will send to pictures automatically unless you use the tool from the menu.

    You could give Shutter from the software center a try , but the print screen key might use the default tool.
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    Re: saving screenshots (changing the default)

    You can check & see if setting an autosave location in dconf-editor works in 12.04, it may not or may need some finagling to work, probably the latter. Also being in a gnome-session may be a bit different than unity session, you may not get the confirm location box ?? (if so then all the more reason to be able to edit the autosave location

    It does in 13.04 as seen in screen, I first set autosave to Desktop in dconf-editor, then pressed print key. Desktop was auto-selected in the confirm box.
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