[Quick Fix] The “Edit” Option Disabled in Shutter in Ubuntu 18.04

April 14, 2018 — 3 Comments

shutter screenshot

After installed my favorite screenshot tool Shutter in Ubuntu 18.04, I found that the Edit button is greyed out. And this quick tip is going to show you how to re-enable the editing feature in Shutter.

To re-enable the “Edit” option, Shutter requires libgoo-canvas-perl library which is not available in Ubuntu 18.04 main archive. As a workaround, you can grab the package, as well as dependencies, from Ubuntu 17.10’s repository.

And here are the links to the packages you need to install (64-bit only since Ubuntu 18.04 dropped 32-bit):

1. Download and double-click to install the libgoocanvas-common package:

libgoocanvas-common

2. Download and install libgoocanvas3 package:

libgoocanvas3

Either use Gdebi package installer (available in Ubuntu Software) or run command in terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T) to install the package:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/libgoocanvas3_1.0.0-1_amd64.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

3. Finally download & install libgoo-canvas-perl package:

libgoo-canvas-perl

Also install the package via Gdebi or terminal command, since Ubuntu Software doesn’t solve dependencies automatically:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/libgoo-canvas-perl_0.06-2ubuntu3_amd64.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

To apply changes, kill Shutter process or restart your computer!

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

3 responses to [Quick Fix] The “Edit” Option Disabled in Shutter in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. Alvaro Urbáez April 17, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    You’ve saved me, man.. Thanks..

  2. Thanks that worked on my new precision 7720 with ubuntu 18.04. However I needed indeed to reboot the laptop before the menu showed up

  3. There is only one thing left to do. The icons belonging to the editor are shown very tiny on my 4K screen. Can hardly see them. Scaling in gnome is already set to 200%
    Any suggestions?
    Stefan

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