How to take a screenshot on Linux

In order to take a screenshot in the Linux operating system, there are a number of functions as well as a set of built-in programs and components.

So, in order to make a screen in Linux, let’s start with the simplest ways:

1. Press the PrtSc key on the keyboard. Immediately after clicking, you will see a window with a choice of the location of the location where to save the file.
This will take a screenshot of the entire screen.

2. If you need to take a snapshot of a separate window or application, click on it with the left mouse button. After that press the key combination Alt + PrtSc. The system again prompts you to save the resulting file to a convenient location on your PC.

3. To take a screenshot of an arbitrary area of ​​the screen, press the following key combination:
Shift + PrtSc. The pointer changes to indicate that it is ready to take a photo.

Click and hold the left mouse button on the screen. Without releasing the key, highlight the desired area of ​​the screen, the screenshot of which you want to take.
Linux will prompt you to save the resulting file to a convenient location on your PC.

This material is equally suitable for operating systems such as Ubuntu, Mint and Kali Linux, regardless of their version.


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