Quicklist support added

We are happy to announce the release of Shutter 0.87.2. If you are using Ubuntu you will like the fact that Shutter now supports Quicklists, i.e. Shutter is already ready for Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal).

Read on to see why this is a useful feature and and what else is included in this version.

The Bad News

The traditional notification area will be removed in Ubuntu 11.04 and application authors have to migrate to libappindicator. Currently there are only bindings for C, Python, and Mono. Due to the fact that Shutter is written in Perl there is currently no easy way to implement support for libappindicator. This means that you will not see Shutter’s panel icon in Ubuntu 11.04.


Shutter's icon is NOT visible


The Good News

OMG! UBUNTU! posted a short guide on how to re-enable notification area applets in Ubuntu 11.04. In summary, you only have to follow three simple steps:

  1. Open a terminal and launch the following command:
  2. gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist

  3. You will get something like [‘JavaEmbeddedFrame’, ‘Wine’, ‘Skype’] as a result. Add ‘Shutter’ to this list and save the new setting with the following command
  4. gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist “[‘JavaEmbeddedFrame’, ‘Wine’, ‘Skype’, ‘Shutter’]”

  5. Re-Login and start Shutter


Shutter's icon is now visible



If anyone is able to provide Perl bindings for libappindicator, please let me know. Help is highly appreciated.


Even Better News

With support for Quicklists you can put Shutter on Unity’s Launcher and easily access the most common functions. This is how it looks like:



Additional Changes

This version also includes an important bugfix (see changelog below) and updated translations. This means it is also worth to update Shutter’s package for other distributions than Ubuntu.


If you’ve subscribed to the Ubuntu repository, you’ll be prompted about an update being available automatically – otherwise, check the downloads page for individual packages. Updates for other distributions will be available soon.


  * Fixed bugs / minor improvements
    -- LP: #737428
       ['Open with' does not work when filename contains german umlauts]
    -- LP: #738710
       [Needs quicklists for Natty]
  * updated translations

Enjoy this release!


  1. Sorry to hear that about the Perl bindings. Thanks for the information.

  2. Thank you !!!


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