Can not take screenshot while indicators are open

Bug #691736 reported by Kyle Clarke on 2010-12-17
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Indicator Applet
libindicate (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I know this can be done because I have seen screenshots of the sound menu etc. But whenever I try to take a screenshot with the "Print Screen" button it refused to open the screenshot dialog.

I think this might be a regression because I remember taking a screenshot of my desktop in Lucid with the MessagingMenu open.

Michael Judge (vinylcandour) wrote :

Just found this out today and remembered I'd seen this bug. Confirming that it doesn't work for me in Lucid.

Infact the PrtScr / screenshot key doesn't seem to work when any menu is open anywhere, so it seems this is not specific to the Indicator Applets.

You might be able to take a screenshot of a menu in Virtualbox by unfocussing back to your host system after opening the menu and then pressing the key.

Olli Ries (ories) on 2012-03-30
Changed in indicator-applet:
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Indicator Applet because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in indicator-applet:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

In precise & quantal: it is impossible to take a screenshot if an indicator is open.

Changed in indicator-applet:
status: Expired → Confirmed
Changed in libindicate (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: precise quantal
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