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    Default Plasma screen capture non functional.

    It seems the update prior to yesterday's removed the screen capture program for the Plasma desktop.
    It's replacement is not yet in Tumbleweed for some reason.
    When it does become available how will I even know it's available?
    I do zypper dup to update Tumbleweed.
    Since the program is removed there will be no update.
    How do I resolve this issue?

    I use the screen capture function a lot and it's not nice to have it removed and not replaced when that was the packagers intention.
    Tumbleweed

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    Default Re: Plasma screen capture non functional.

    There has been a discussion about this on the factory mailing list; see http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-f.../msg00152.html ff for details.
    It seems that you have to wait a couple of days, until the second part of KDE Applications 15.12 gets pulished.

    Hendrik

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    Default Re: Plasma screen capture non functional.

    I've been following that thread. I even asked this question there. I got no answer really.
    Those people can't even decide where we users are to ask questions right now. Some say factory others say in the regular opensuse list.
    From what I've seen in the past asking Tumbleweed questions in the regular opensuse list gets you run off.

    From what I understand since the existing screenshot program was removed by a recent update and the replacement was not installed it won't be pulled in by the update it will be available since it's not installed.
    That means manually installing it which is easy but (a) what else is missing in those Plasma applications? (b) how can I be sure not to miss it when it becomes available?
    Tumbleweed

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlameBait View Post
    Those people can't even decide where we users are to ask questions right now.
    "Those people" can decide and have decided:
    The correct list for user support questions is opensuse.
    opensuse-factory is reserved for the development of the distribution.

    Actually it always was like that and hasn't changed.
    The main problem is that Factory is a supported distribution now, called Tumbleweed.

    Some say factory others say in the regular opensuse list.
    From what I've seen in the past asking Tumbleweed questions in the regular opensuse list gets you run off.
    The users on the opensuse list that tell you that are wrong.

    From what I understand since the existing screenshot program was removed by a recent update and the replacement was not installed it won't be pulled in by the update it will be available since it's not installed.
    That means manually installing it which is easy but (a) what else is missing in those Plasma applications? (b) how can I be sure not to miss it when it becomes available?
    Nothing is missing (except spectacle, the new screenshot application), the packages were just not updated.
    But it should be fixed meanwhile.

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    Default Re: Plasma screen capture non functional.

    Spectacle is installed in the latest Tumbleweed snapshot.

    It can be configured in Desktop Settings> Shortcuts> Custom Shortcuts >Preset Actions.
    You need to change the default application to spectacle and hit apply.

    As far as the opensuse@opensuse.org list goes I am sure that those people will have be reminded that Tumbleweed is allowed several times.

    Too many people misunderstand Tumbleweed.
    It's as stable as any previous desktop version of openSUSE if you stick to KDE and Gnome.
    Its difference is it's a rolling release.
    No it's not for corner cases or the sloppy. But it's safe to use as a daily driver.

    For those who want stability switch to Leap now.
    It's much better than 13.2 in my opinion.
    I am running it on my Laptop. It's rock solid on my T400.
    Tumbleweed

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    On 01/10/2016 09:36 PM, FlameBait wrote:
    >
    > It seems the update prior to yesterday's removed the screen capture
    > program for the Plasma desktop.
    > It's replacement is not yet in Tumbleweed for some reason.
    > When it does become available how will I even know it's available?
    > I do zypper dup to update Tumbleweed.
    > Since the program is removed there will be no update.
    > How do I resolve this issue?
    >
    > I use the screen capture function a lot and it's not nice to have it
    > removed and not replaced when that was the packagers intention.
    >
    >

    I had the same thing and I resolved it by going to System Settings ->
    Shortcuts -> Custom Shortcuts. Right click on configure input actions,
    select new global shortcut, command. Then in the trigger dialog box I
    made the shortcut "print" (I just hit the prtsc button for that), and in
    the action dialog box I made the command "ksnapshot". That has worked
    for me since then.

    --
    G.O.
    Box #1: 42.1 | KDE Plasma 5 | AMD Phenom IIX4 | 64 | 32GB
    Box #2: 13.1 | KDE 4.12 | AMD Athlon X3 | 64 | 4GB
    Laptop #1: 13.1 | KDE 4.12 | Core i7-2620M | 64 | 8GB
    Laptop #2: 42.1 | KDE Plasma 5 | Core i7-4710HQ | 64 | 16GB

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    golson765 NNTP User

    Default Re: Plasma screen capture non functional.

    On 01/10/2016 09:36 PM, FlameBait wrote:
    >
    > It seems the update prior to yesterday's removed the screen capture
    > program for the Plasma desktop.
    > It's replacement is not yet in Tumbleweed for some reason.
    > When it does become available how will I even know it's available?
    > I do zypper dup to update Tumbleweed.
    > Since the program is removed there will be no update.
    > How do I resolve this issue?
    >
    > I use the screen capture function a lot and it's not nice to have it
    > removed and not replaced when that was the packagers intention.
    >
    >

    I had the same thing and I resolved it by going to System Settings ->
    Shortcuts -> Custom Shortcuts. Right click on configure input actions,
    select new global shortcut, command. Then in the trigger dialog box I
    made the shortcut "print" (I just hit the prtsc button for that), and in
    the action dialog box I made the command "ksnapshot". That has worked
    for me since then.

    --
    G.O.
    Box #1: 42.1 | KDE Plasma 5 | AMD Phenom IIX4 | 64 | 32GB
    Box #2: 13.1 | KDE 4.12 | AMD Athlon X3 | 64 | 4GB
    Laptop #1: 13.1 | KDE 4.12 | Core i7-2620M | 64 | 8GB
    Laptop #2: 42.1 | KDE Plasma 5 | Core i7-4710HQ | 64 | 16GB

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    Default Re: Plasma screen capture non functional.

    Quote Originally Posted by golson765 View Post
    and in
    the action dialog box I made the command "ksnapshot". That has worked
    for me since then.
    Yeah, but please note that this thread is about Tumbleweed.
    And in Tumbleweed ksnapshot has been replaced by spectacle recently.

    So configuring a shortcut to run "ksnapshot" will *not* work, it should be "spectacle".

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    Default Re: Plasma screen capture non functional.

    I had ksnapshot working well and replaced by spectacle during an update.
    I saw this changes and before hitting yes. I searched first about spectacle
    and learned it as successor for ksnapshot, so I tried it. IMHO, still a work
    in progress. Lots of additional feature like export, save save as. Save
    work but you got to know where the folder it is saving, save as didn't work,
    export to gimp work but not as good as ksnaphot for now, so I reverted back to ksnapshot.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Plasma screen capture non functional.

    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    save as didn't work
    Hm, I just tried that, and it works fine here. What exactly "didn't work"?

    But then, I'm using openSUSE 13.2 and the latest versions from KDE:Applications and KDE:Frameworks5. In particulary spectacle 15.12.1 and Frameworks 5.18.0 which both are not in Tumbleweed yet.

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