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    Question How do i take a snapshot of what is on my desktop?

    Need to take a snapshot of my desktop to post in a vmware forum.


    my os is opensuse 11.1 with kde

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    Default Re: How do i take a snapshot of what is on my desktop?

    Run the ksnapshot app, either by looking for it under Application > Utilities > Desktop or by typing it into the search box.

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    Default Re: How do i take a snapshot of what is on my desktop?

    ken yap wrote:
    > Run the ksnapshot app, either by looking for it under Application >
    > Utilities > Desktop or by typing it into the search box.


    or *try* pressing the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard..
    (works here!)

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    Default Re: How do i take a snapshot of what is on my desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    ken yap wrote:
    > Run the ksnapshot app, either by looking for it under Application >
    > Utilities > Desktop or by typing it into the search box.


    or *try* pressing the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard..
    (works here!)

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    I've often suspected you are a windows user running suse in a VM.
    And do you use shift prtscrn to get focus on the active window?
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    Default Re: How do i take a snapshot of what is on my desktop?

    > I've often suspected you are a windows user

    heh! i don't know, maybe the plastic keyboards most use don't have
    what i have, a key labeled "Print Screen/SysRq" on my Danish key
    layout, IBM model KB-7953 made in Thailand sometime last century...it
    weighs ~1164g (~2.5 pounds) and has three Redmond keys (which do
    nothing because i'm too lazy to set them up)...i saw a stack in a
    "thrift store" about a year ago and walked out a half-dozen or so for
    ~$2 each...you can buy them refurbed for $95 (plus shipping) here:
    http://tinyurl.com/yzwes59

    i recommend you order several!

    when i push the print screen key it launches Ksnapshot 3.5.7,
    apparently by default...well, i don't remember or imagine i set it up
    to do so..

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    Default Re: How do i take a snapshot of what is on my desktop?

    It is default.

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    Default Re: How do i take a snapshot of what is on my desktop?

    The Print Screen is one of the first things I disabled. I was always hitting it by mistake.

    The key is enable/disabled:
    • Personal Settings -> Computer Administration -> Input Actions
    • Expand "Preset Actions". There should be a "PrintScreen" under there.


    I use KSnapshot. I added it to my Task Manager.

    You can also hit alt-f2, which will bring up krunner. In the text box enter screen or picture or snapshot. It will try and match, and then just scroll down and select the application.

    There's a lot to krunner. Check it out.

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    Default Re: How do i take a snapshot of what is on my desktop?

    I see the ksnapshot in preset actions (doesn't work for me)
    But the alt+F2+snap... works a treat

    thanks
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