Can't take screenshot with Printscreen while drop-down box (select input field) is open in Firefox

Bug #520852 reported by Ketil on 2010-02-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: yelp

I wanted to grab a screenshot of a webpage with a select input open. The PRTSC (print screen) button did not work as expected when the drop-down box was selected and showing the options. As soon as I closed the drop-down box, the print screen button worked as expected and grabbed a screenshot.

This seemed to me to be a very unnatural dependency, and makes no sense whatsoever from a user perspective.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Feb 12 09:35:41 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/yelp
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: yelp 2.28.0-0ubuntu2
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-19.56-generic
SourcePackage: yelp
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-19-generic i686

Ketil (ketil-froyn) wrote :
description: updated
Mitch Towner (kermiac) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug had the wrong package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at I have classified this bug as a bug in gnome-utils.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport, either via the appropriate application's "Help -> Report a Problem" menu or using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at

affects: yelp (Ubuntu) → gnome-utils (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported, but feel free to report any other bugs you find.

Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Invalid
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