Add a quicklist entry for taking a screenshot of a selected area

Bug #952638 reported by Christopher Kyle Horton on 2012-03-12
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gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

gnome-screenshot supports taking a screenshot of just a section of the screen, either as a selectable option in its window or by running gnome-screenshot -a in a terminal. It would be nice to also have this option available from its Unity quicklist, like the other two modes it already has (fullscreen and current window).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-screenshot 3.3.91-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.29-generic 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Mar 11 20:12:45 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20111129.1)
SourcePackage: gnome-screenshot
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-11 (0 days ago)

I went and modified my /usr/share/applications/gnome-screenshot.desktop file to add quicklist support for this option, and it works on my own machine.

I'm still largely unfamiliar with how creating patches and the bug fixing process in general works, but after getting the source with apt-get source and working through the instructions for using edit-patch provided by, I think I now have a patch which can be submitted for consideration. (Let me know if I missed anything that I would still need to take care of.)

tags: added: patch

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After getting some feedback through Google+, I have updated the patch to use the new style instead of the X-Ayatana one.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your work, I fixed some issues in your patch and included it for the next upload

issues were:
- TargetEnvironment is deprecated in favor of OnlyShowIn
- you need to prefix Name with a _ so it's translatable
- the actions group needs a trailing ";"

I also fixed the capitalization to be consistent with other unity lists

Changed in gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed

@Sebastien Thanks for catching my errors and providing feedback! Great to know it was still accepted.

Should this be marked Fix Released now, since the added functionality has appeared in an update a few days ago?

Aditya V (kroq-gar78) on 2013-01-12
Changed in gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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