Make ‘PrintScreen’ Launch Shutter Area Selection in Ubuntu 18.04

August 12, 2018

shutter screenshot

For those who don’t use the default Gnome screenshot tool, here’s how to make the ‘PrintScreen’ keyboard key take a screenshot via another (Shutter in this case) screen capturing tool.

1. Launch System Settings and navigate to Devices -> keyboard.

2. In right, scroll down and find out the line says “Save a screenshot to Pictures“. Click on it, and in pop-up dialog change the shortcut from Print to any other key.

3. Scroll down and click plus sign to add a new shortcut, then:

  • type a name for the new shortcut.
  • type shutter -s as the shortcut function.
  • set the shortcut key to PrintScreen.

Finally click the Add button and done.

In addition, you can add more shortcuts for shutter, e.g., shutter -f to take a screenshot of full-screen and shutter -w for window capturing.

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One response to Make ‘PrintScreen’ Launch Shutter Area Selection in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. Worked pretty nice here.
    Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, 64-bit
    Thanks!