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== Debian Installer GUI screenshots ==
!DebianInstaller's [:DebianInstaller/GUI:GUI] has a ''take'' "Screenshot" button. You can fetch the captured screen by switching to the console (press Ctrl-Alt-F2), then run "httpd". From another computer , you can point a webrowser to the currently installed system. (On the installed system, press Alt-F5 to return to GUI screen).
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How to make a screenshot under Debian ?

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Using Gnome

Gnome has built-in capability to make a screenshot (package gnome-utils). 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

More options are available in "Gnome Application Menu/Acessories/Take Screenshot" (like delayed screen shot).

  • {i} Read gnome-screenshot manpage and "Take Screenshot" help page for more information.

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Using KDE

KDE has the capability to make a screenshot (using package ksnapshot). Simply press:

  • "Print Screen" key to take a screenshot of the whole screen. inline:kde.png

Read ksnapshot handbook for more information.

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).

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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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Debian Installer GUI screenshots

DebianInstaller's [:DebianInstaller/GUI:GUI] has a take "Screenshot" button. You can fetch the captured screen by switching to the console (press Ctrl-Alt-F2), then run "httpd". From another computer , you can point a webrowser to the currently installed system. (On the installed system, press Alt-F5 to return to GUI screen).

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