Comment 1 for bug 511942

I can't reproduce this here. I've installed Lucid alpha2 in a VirtualBox environment and everything seems to be fine. Are there any error messages when you launch Shutter via terminal that might be related to the described behavior?

You could also launch Shutter with its debug parameter to get some more information on startup: shutter --debug

Are there any specialties in your installation, e.g. /home on a different partition or filesystem, LVM, encrypted filesystem etc. ? Does your username contain any special characters like blanks or whatever?