Why does taking a screenshot leave grey rectangles on my screen?

Asked by Ace Suares on 2016-05-03

After every screenshot I take, the area of the screenshot gets 'eaten' out of my screen. This 'afterglow' stays for a long time.

Here on http://imgur.com/HrgMPYu you can see the effect. This is the effect of many screenshots.

I searched but couldn't find anything that describes the same problem.

I tried to file a bug report but found no place to open a new bug.

             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 09
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:27 memory:fe000000-fe3fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:f000(size=64)

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If you use imagemagick and use the import command, is it OK?

Ace Suares (acesuares) said : #2

I don't know what you mean by that. The grey rectangles are not in the screenshot - they are in the screen!

So, if I hit Shift-Prt Scr I get a crosshair and I can draw a rectangle on the screen and that will be the screenshot (just a part of the screen). A dialog pops up asking me to save or copy to clipboard. Often I use the copy to clipboard option and the dialog doesn't close, it just stays open, it's fine with me.

But... as long as the dialog is open, there is a faded area on my screen just the size of the screenshot I took. On a white background you can't see it, but on a black or dark coloured backgrond, those areas really stand out.

And it's in the bits, not in the video card; If I take a screenshot, the rectangles of the previous screenshots are there.

Then, when I close the screenshot dialogs, these areas disappear.

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