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## page was renamed from ScreenShots
= Screenshots =
#language en
= How to make a screenshot under Debian ? =
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How screenshots can be taken? Many people say "use gimp" ... but there is no obvious help/link for newsbies or people coming from windows. They keep searching. == Using Gnome ==
Gnome has the capability to make a screenshot. Simply press:
 * "Print Screen" key to take a screenshot of the whole screen.
 * Alt+"Print Screen" key to take a screenshot of the current active window.
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Read gnome help page for more information.
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== Using KDE ==
KDE has the capability to make a screenshot using DebPkg:ksnapshot.
 * TODO : write a howto.

== Console / Xterm ==
Rather that making a graphical snapshot of the console/command line or X-window terminal, it's usually better to copy the actual text content (select the region with a mouse).

==== Console ====
To you use the mouse on the Console screen, you need to install DebPkg:gpm (run {{{apt-get install gpm}}}).
 * Select the region to copy by pressing the mouse's left-button, then drag.
 * Open your favorite text editor, then paste the selected text using the right button.
advanced tip: if you don't want to use a text editor, you can run {{{cat > /tmp/outfile.txt}}}, then paste the content using right-button, then press Ctrl-D (once).


== Other Tools ==
Debian provides some other (advanced) tools to make screenshot, including DebPkg:gimp .
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How to make a screenshot under Debian ?

Using Gnome

Gnome has the capability to make a screenshot. Simply press:

  • "Print Screen" key to take a screenshot of the whole screen.
  • Alt+"Print Screen" key to take a screenshot of the current active window.

inline:gnome.png Read gnome help page for more information.

Using KDE

KDE has the capability to make a screenshot using ksnapshot.

  • TODO : write a howto.

Console / Xterm

Rather that making a graphical snapshot of the console/command line or X-window terminal, it's usually better to copy the actual text content (select the region with a mouse).

Console

To you use the mouse on the Console screen, you need to install gpm (run apt-get install gpm).

  • Select the region to copy by pressing the mouse's left-button, then drag.
  • Open your favorite text editor, then paste the selected text using the right button.

advanced tip: if you don't want to use a text editor, you can run cat > /tmp/outfile.txt, then paste the content using right-button, then press Ctrl-D (once).

Other Tools

Debian provides some other (advanced) tools to make screenshot, including gimp .


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