Print Screen Key does nothing when pressed and scrot works ONLY from LXTerminal

Bug #1233860 reported by amjjawad  on 2013-10-01
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Linux saucy-desktop 3.11.0-9-generic #16-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 27 15:08:11 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Daily Build: 01-10-2013 amd64

Print Screen Key when pressed does nothing at all. However, scrot works ONLY when run in LXTerminal.

This is the most basic function or feature and it should work so please, fix that :)

Thank you!

amjjawad  (amjjawad) on 2013-10-01
tags: added: saucy
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
amjjawad  (amjjawad) wrote :

Just for the record, same with Lubuntu 13.10 Stable :)

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

I can confirm that scrot is available from the command line, but the standard hotkeys are gone. (This worked in Raring).

I've fixed that, I think. Could someone double-check that?

Instructions: replace /usr/bin/lxsession-default with the attachment.

Attachmennt from comment #5 works like a charm.

Friendly notice:
1) using PCManFM, open /usr/bin/. now open path as root, and rename /usr/bin/lxsession-default to /usr/bin/lxsession-default.old

2) download the attachment to your desktop. in my case, the attachment is called lxsession-default.txt. rename to lxsession-default

3) copy lxsession-default from the desktop into /usr/bin/ as root using PCManFM;

4) still as root, right click at lxsession-default file, properties and change the permissions to execute to anyone.

now you're good to go and Print Screen Key works as expected.

Thank you for your support Jörn!

PS: alt+ Print Screen Key is not working as expected though. in this case, the workaround from #4 would do the trick.

For me, Alt+PrtScr does a fullscreen-screenshot. That seems an other issue. If you look into ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/desktop.conf, there is an entry like:


But there is no entry like "screenshot_window_manager". Also no entry in lxsession-default-app. So, this just seems unimplemented.

Phill Whiteside (phillw) wrote :

confirmed also that the patch works. Thanks!

amjjawad  (amjjawad) on 2014-03-01
tags: added: trusty

It's a usability issue that doesn't limit the functionality of a core package.

Changed in lubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
importance: High → Medium
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
amjjawad  (amjjawad) wrote :

Lubuntu 14.04 LTS i386 Fresh New Installation and I confirm 'scrot' is working now :)

Can someone please confirm that so we can mark it as fixed?

Thank you!

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