Shutter as default

To configure Shutter as the default tool to take screenshots with when you press PrtSc or Alt+PrtSc, here’s what you need to do:

gnome unity
  1. Go to System Settings ▸ Keyboard
    Gnome/Unity - System Settings

    Gnome/Unity – System Settings


  2. Switch to the Shortcut tab and add a new custom shortcut
    Gnome/Unity - Add new custom shortcut

    Gnome/Unity – Add new custom shortcut


  3. Enter a Name (e.g. Shutter) and a Command (e.g. shutter -f)

    Gnome/Unity - Enter command

    Gnome/Unity – Enter command

  4. Click the new row and hold down the new keys in order to add/edit the accelerator

    Gnome/Unity - Edit accelerator

    Gnome/Unity – Edit accelerator

  5. That’s it! Now the usual PrtSc keybinding will use Shutter to take the screenshots.

kde

  1. Go to System SettingsShortcuts and Gestures

    KDE - System settings

    KDE – System settings

  2. Create a new global shortcut (right-mouse click) and select Command/URL

    KDE - Add new custom shortcut

    KDE – Add new custom shortcut

  3. You can now edit the associated Action

    KDE - Edit command

    KDE – Edit command

  4. … and Trigger

    KDE - Edit shortcut

    KDE – Edit shortcut

  5. That’s it!


xfce

  1. Go to SettingsKeyboard

    Xfce - Keyboard settings

    Xfce – Keyboard settings

  2. Click on the Add-Button to create a new shortcut

    Xfce - Add new shortcut

    Xfce – Add new shortcut

  3. Enter a command in the next dialogue (e.g. shutter -f)

    Xfce - Enter command

    Xfce – Enter command

  4. Click the new row and hold down the new keys in order to add/edit the shortcut. That’s it.


lxde

  1. LXDE does not provide any GUI to manage global shortcuts yet. Please see the instructions here.



74 Comments

  1. karatedog

    @Romario
    Yes, I have switched to KDE (under Gnome, Shutter works OK). If I try to set a new global hotkey for Shutter – the Alt+PrtSc – it throws an alert window, with “The key you just pressed is not supported by Qt.”

  2. karatedog

    How you can make Shutter to react to Alt+PrtSc when Qt itself tells me that it cannot handle it?

    • Romario

      What exactly do you mean? Qt? You are using KDE and hotkeys are not working?

  3. Romario

    @Alex
    No, this is a bug. This part of Shutter will be completely rewritten for the next major version, see:
    https://launchpad.net/shutter/+milestone/0.87

    Thanks for your patience.

  4. Oh sorry,
    I overlooked Romarios post from september.

    But if I start in commandline
    shutter –full &
    and then again
    shutter –full &
    I have 2 shutter started
    pgrep -l shutter
    2905 shutter
    2919 shutter

    Is this the way it should be?

  5. Hi,

    really great program.
    I’m using KDE.

    By changing the shortcut to start shutter I can start shutter by pressing the ‘Print’-Key for example.
    The problem is, if shutter is already started I don’t want a new shutter. I just want to take a new screenshot. Changing the keybinding in shutter doesn’t seem to be recognized by kde.
    Is this possible?

    Thank you,
    Alex

  6. This is cool. I never noticed that option, but it’s definitely something I’ll use.

  7. Raymond :

    Shutter 0.80.1 in Jaunty 64 bits with compiz activated. I changed key binding options in Gnome compatibility:

    PrintScreen is shutter –disable_systray
    Alt PrintScreen is shutter –window –disable_systray

    This way I don’t overcrowded the systray. But I realised that more than one instance of shutter is launched if I press PrintScreen and also Alt Printscreen.

    Is this behavior normal ?

    No, generally it’s not. I’ve tried to reproduce this but I did not succeed.

    In your first command (PrintScreen) there is no “Capture” parameter set (--full, --window, --section etc.). In this case it is expected behavior that Shutter starts more than one time.

  8. Al :

    I’ve bound a key to shutter –window. However, that just lets you select a window. What would be good is if it simply captured the currently active window whatever that happened to be (sort of like –full captures the whole screen). Is there a way to do that?

    Currently this is not possible but I’ve created a new bug report for this:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/shutter/+bug/429677

    Thanks for your suggestion.

  9. Shutter 0.80.1 in Jaunty 64 bits with compiz activated. I changed key binding options in Gnome compatibility:

    PrintScreen is shutter –disable_systray
    Alt PrintScreen is shutter –window –disable_systray

    This way I don’t overcrowded the systray. But I realised that more than one instance of shutter is launched if I press PrintScreen and also Alt Printscreen.

    Is this behavior normal ?

  10. I’ve bound a key to shutter –window. However, that just lets you select a window. What would be good is if it simply captured the currently active window whatever that happened to be (sort of like –full captures the whole screen). Is there a way to do that?

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