printscreen shortcut does not work

Bug #1620318 reported by janw on 2016-09-05
This bug affects 9 people
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Linux Mint

Bug Description

Shift+PrintScreen is very buggy. It will never work on the first try.

There is also a year old forum thread with a bunch of suggestions.
But it should just work.

I'm on mint 18 fully updated.

Anonymous (anon3424332) wrote :

This bug has been bothering me for years. Still not fix. I'm on Mint 18.1.

My workaround is to hold down the print key and watch the cursor. Eventually it will change to the "mark area" one, and it will work. It can take a few seconds. I removed the SHIFT part.

urupica (urupica) wrote :

It only works for me if I hold the SHIFT key and press the PrintScreen key several times until I get the cross hair cursor to be able to take a screenshot of an area

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