How to change default screenshot tool to ksnip?

Asked by hatsune on 2020-11-13

I noticed several answers on linux forums about change default screen shot tool but those seems not exactly accurate. I see ksnip better than default gnome screenshot tool with editing features and capability to get the shot into tool or clipboard using shortcut keys without having to save the shot (in gnome screenshot tool, prtsc or shift+prtsc then both ways save the shot in the disk)

How to change it correctly from gnome screen shot tool to ksnip? ubuntu(gnome) tend to play shutter sound for certain keys or combinations even if i have uninstalled gnome screenshot tool (prtsc or shift+prtsc)
https://github.com/ksnip/ksnip

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2020-11-13
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Ksnip will be KDE/Qt based so will have a tonne if dependencies which will need to be satisfied and stored on the ISO. This will bloat the install media hugely and for what.... A screenshot tool? It's not really worth it... Wouldn't you agree?

hatsune (hatsune) said : #2

It works well on ubuntu 20.04.01

"so will have a tonne if dependencies which will need to be satisfied and stored on the ISO"
I'm not telling to replace gnome-screenshot-tool with ksnip if i understood you said thing. only ask for personal use.

A screenshot tool? It's not really worth it... Wouldn't you agree?

Compared to gnome-screenshot-tool then several benefits,

1. I can get the shot to clipboard using shortcut keys then i dont have to save full screen or recta. shot to disk always and when it in clipboard then easy to paste for any docs app or IM to send.
2. knsip has built-in editor that's more interesting rather than take time to open saved shot in gimp or other editor

Additionally knip has online upload feature

Ah the language (as I read) was on the install media not just one user install. Apologies.

I believe you want the keyboard shortcut section in settings. I've not used Gnome for ages but if there is a screenshot setting there you may be able to switch it over
If not I'll spin up a VM/look online

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