How to make a screenshot under Debian ?
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.
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).
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).
Debian provides some other (advanced) tools to make screenshot, including gimp .