Capturing Linux Console Terminal's Display

Asked by Julianloui on 2012-10-04

After I open the GUI terminal with CTRL+ ALT+ T, what commands do I use to capture the screen's subsequent display?

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Best Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

That depends which GUI terminal you are using. Assuming you are using the default one then there are two ways to do it

1. Menus and Mouse
        Select "Edit" > "Select All" then "Edit" > "Copy"
                      If you only want part of it highlight what you want with the mouse instead of "Edit" > "Select All"

2. Keyboard shortcut for "Edit" > "Copy" is CTRL+Shift+C

Note if you want to paste commands into a terminal you can use "Edit" > "Paste" from the menu or CTRL+Shift+V

do you mean take a screenshot or do you want to record a video of the desktop?

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #3

Thanks Warren Hill, that solved my question.

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #4

Hi Andrew,

You're asking a question I happen to be interested in also. Let's say I would like to take a screenshot of the desktop as in the case of a Windows desktop. Can I use the keyboard's Print Scrn key and then paste the image into an application such as xpaint or pinta?



Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #5

Alt+PrintScreen for entire display
Ctrl+Alt+PrintScreen for current window
or see here

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #6


Thank you so much. This nifty Alt+PrintScreen tool is so helpful. I really
love it. I seem to have a problem with the second tool.
But having the first one is perfectly adequate as it is so much superior to
the familiar Windows counterpart.


From: "Warren Hill" <email address hidden>
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Subject: Re: [Question #210363]: Capturing Linux Console Terminal's Display

> Your question #210363 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
> Warren Hill posted a new comment:
> Alt+PrintScreen for entire display
> Ctrl+Alt+PrintScreen for current window
> or see here
> screenshot-in-ubuntu-linux/
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