Keybinding Gnome Screenshot

There’s a nice little program for taking screenshots available for Windows and Mac called Greenshot. It’s keybound on my Windows installation with Ctrl+Alt+P.

Greenshot isn’t available on Linux. Wanting to have a consistent experience between machines with Linux’ gnome-screenshot, it was fairly easy to bind that program the same way in Linux.

  1. Launch Settings. You can search for it by pressing the Super key.
  2. In Settings, go to Devices >> Displays >> Keyboard.
  3. Scroll to the very bottom. Click the “+”.
  4. In the Set Custom Shortcut screen, set the Name, Command and Shortcut as shown below. Note that the -ia flag sets the program to start interactively and defaulted to area selection respectively.

You can review the available flags using man.

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