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Shutter, the popular Linux screenshot tool, is finally removed from the final release of Ubuntu 18.10 repository.

For those who want to install Shutter in Ubuntu 18.10. This unofficial PPA offers the latest packages that include:

  • Shutter 0.94.2 released a month ago with Gyazo uploads and some bug-fixes.
  • libgoo-canvas-perl and its dependencies to make ‘Edit’ option work.
  • libgtk2-appindicator-perl for system tray app indicator working.

Install Shutter in Ubuntu 18.10:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/shutter

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to add the PPA.

2. Then install shutter via command:

sudo apt install --install-recommends shutter

--install-recommends is required for application indicator. And you can add --install-suggests flag in the command for more functions.

Once installed, open shutter from software launcher and enjoy!


To remove shutter screenshot tool, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove shutter

And go to Software & Updates -> Other Software to remove third-party PPA repositories.

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Shutter screenshot tool got a maintenance release a day ago with some bugs fixed. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04.

Shutter 0.94.2 includes following changes since the 0.94 release:

  • Remove ITmages, Minus, TwitPic upload plugins since the services down.
  • Fix error in vygme plugin
  • Add support for Gyazo uploads
  • Fix insecure perl system calls
  • Use reverse-DNS style AppStream ID
  • Convert all JSON modules to JSON::MaybeXS instead of discouraged JSON modules
  • Fix the issue that right click > “show in folder” results in “There was an error executing xdg-open”

How to Install Shutter 0.94.2 in Ubuntu:

It seems the official Shutter PPA won’t update for the new release packages. So I uploaded the packages into an unofficial PPA with support for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04.

1. Open terminal either from app launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/shutter

Type your password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Shutter via Software Updater utility:

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade the tool:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install shutter

For Ubuntu 18.04, the PPA also includes libgoo-canvas-perl to fix the ‘Edit’ option. And for system tray icon, run command:

sudo apt install libappindicator-dev && sudo cpan -i Gtk2::AppIndicator


For any issue, you can revert back to Ubuntu build of Shutter by purging the PPA via command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/shutter

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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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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:


2. Download and install libgoocanvas3 package:


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:


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!

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Shutter, a feature-rich screenshot tool, got a new release recently after 2 years and 9 months since the last.

Shutter 0.94 is a bug-fix release with following fixes:

  • A crash issue when launching a second instance of Shutter
  • Shutter screenshots uploaded to Dropbox expires
  • Imgur uploaded links dialog shows links in random order on every upload
  • “Send by email” (ctrl+shft+E) error.
  • Insecure use of system() allows arbitrary code execution via “Show in Folder”
  • ‘Window’ does not show non-latin characters
  • imgur upload plugin no longer works due to now unsupported API 1 and 2
  • Linux software store metadata

shutter 0.94

How to install Shutter 0.94 in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04:

Shutter has an official PPA repository, but it does not update the new 0.94 packages at the moment of writing, though it has been released for more than 2 weeks.

For Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 17.04, you can upgrade to Shutter 0.94 via following steps using the unofficial PPA:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher. When it opens, run commands to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/shutter

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade the screenshot tool via Software Updater:

or simply run commands to check updates and install shutter:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install shutter

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb package directly from HERE.

How to Remove:

To downgrade Shutter to previous 0.93.1, purge the PPA repository via command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

To just remove the unofficial PPA and keep Shutter 0.94, launch “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.