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Screen capture in Arch sucks lol

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I've tried two tools: gnome-screenshot and shutter. Both have issues.

Shutter is the easiest to explain. It just doesn't work. You choose the selection area and it tells you to press enter. Enter doesn't do anything! Escape doesn't exit! I had to drop to another shell and kill it.

gnome-screenshot is a little better in that it works but watch what happens:

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It captures the selection window. That's not good! It needs like a .5 second delay.

The only solution I've found is to use the one with GIMP but that is a pain because you have to wait for it to load up and then close un-needed windows. It's just not good.
    
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If you are using KDE you can make it so that the prt scr dumps the current screen into the clipboard and then use paste in programs like gimp to dump it. =) That is how I do it. I think you can do the same in Gnome, I just haven't bothered.
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Yeah, I can take full screen shots no sweat. But then I have to go into gimp and crop it.

What I'm looking for are window selection tools. Then I can select what part I want screen capped.
    
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xfce has a screenshot utility that I used a lot
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scrot.....
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YES! I installed gscreenshot (gui front end for scrot) and it works exactly how I want it to. Thanks!
    
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