Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: [Gnome] Can't take screenshots of fullscreen applications

  1. #1
    corgi NNTP User

    Question [Gnome] Can't take screenshots of fullscreen applications

    I can't take screenshots of fullscreen applications, including games. When I take a fullscreen screenshot, I get a picture of my underlying desktop instead (the game can be partially visible). I use Gnome's default tools.
    Should taking screenshots be possible right out of the box on openSUSE? Should I switch to a different window manager?

    Code:
    Name: GNOME Shell
    Class: N/A
    PID: N/A
    Window manager's "showing the desktop" mode: N/A

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Podunk
    Posts
    26,814
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default Re: [Gnome] Can't take screenshots of fullscreen applications

    Hi
    Do you set a delay before the full screenshot is taken, else what happens if you use the printscr button (Check in the Pictures folder for the screenshot)?
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE SLE, openSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed (x86_64) | GNOME DE
    If you find this post helpful and are logged into the web interface,
    please show your appreciation and click on the star below... Thanks!

  3. #3
    corgi NNTP User

    Default Re: [Gnome] Can't take screenshots of fullscreen applications

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Do you set a delay before the full screenshot is taken, else what happens if you use the printscr button (Check in the Pictures folder for the screenshot)?
    How can I edit screenshot settings?
    I've always used the "print screen" button.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Podunk
    Posts
    26,814
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default Re: [Gnome] Can't take screenshots of fullscreen applications

    Quote Originally Posted by corgi View Post
    How can I edit screenshot settings?
    I've always used the "print screen" button.
    Hi
    Use gnome-screenshot tool then, should be installed and in the overview menu, use search and add to favorites.
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE SLE, openSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed (x86_64) | GNOME DE
    If you find this post helpful and are logged into the web interface,
    please show your appreciation and click on the star below... Thanks!

  5. #5
    corgi NNTP User

    Default Re: [Gnome] Can't take screenshots of fullscreen applications

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Use gnome-screenshot tool then, should be installed and in the overview menu, use search and add to favorites.
    I don't understand - doesn't openSUSE use Gnome's screenshot tool by default? I checked hotkeys in the settings after installing openSUSE. The delay is set to "0".
    Gnome screenshot definitely is installed.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Podunk
    Posts
    26,814
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default Re: [Gnome] Can't take screenshots of fullscreen applications

    Hi
    If you use the alt key, then press prtscr button, it will inhibit the screenshot until you release the alt button. Else use the screenshot tool with a delay set.

    Maybe some example of what programs your running that you can't take shots of would help.
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE SLE, openSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed (x86_64) | GNOME DE
    If you find this post helpful and are logged into the web interface,
    please show your appreciation and click on the star below... Thanks!

  7. #7
    corgi NNTP User

    Default Re: [Gnome] Can't take screenshots of fullscreen applications

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Maybe some example of what programs your running that you can't take shots of would help.
    All games.

    The screenshots are saved at the exact moment when I press the "print screen" key, but the foreground application isn't correctly captured.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Podunk
    Posts
    26,814
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default Re: [Gnome] Can't take screenshots of fullscreen applications

    Quote Originally Posted by corgi View Post
    All games.

    The screenshots are saved at the exact moment when I press the "print screen" key, but the foreground application isn't correctly captured.
    Hi
    Maybe it's a combination of nvidia graphics and refresh rates and settings for your screen, can you duplicate without the nvidia driver running or the games need the nvidia driver?
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE SLE, openSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed (x86_64) | GNOME DE
    If you find this post helpful and are logged into the web interface,
    please show your appreciation and click on the star below... Thanks!

  9. #9
    corgi NNTP User

    Thumbs up Re: [Gnome] Can't take screenshots of fullscreen applications

    I don't know the exact term, but capturing OpenGL applications isn't possible unless the program is designed for that purpose. ShareX developer explained this well: https://github.com/ShareX/ShareX/issues/848

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •