We might need to capture a screenshot in Ubuntu when using the computer. It may be due to provide as proofs or to send a popped-up error to a support team, etc. It is convenient to provide what we see exactly to the support team when troubleshooting an issue. In blog articles like this, the reader can get a better understanding by including screenshots. So how can we take screenshots? we are going to explain the 2 simplest methods to take/capture screenshots in Ubuntu in this article.
1. How to take a screenshot in ubuntu using the ‘screenshot’ tool
In the latest Ubuntu versions like Ubuntu 20.04, you can use the screenshot build-in tool. Click on the Activities tab in the left top corner. It will open up with a search bar. or you can open up the same window by pressing the Windows icon key as well. Type screenshot in the search bar. It will search and display the screenshot tool. Now, click on the screenshot tool. It will open up as below. There are a couple of options available to capture a screenshot.
- Take a screenshot of the whole screen
- Take a screenshot of the currently active window
- Select a specific area of the screen to capture.
Click the ‘Take Screenshot” button and it will capture the requested screenshot. Then a new window will open to save the captured screenshot. You can either save the screenshot or just select “copy to clipboard” without saving.
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- Open the screenshot tool
- Select the preferred option to capture the screenshot from the screenshot tool
- Click on the “Take Screenshot” button to capture.
- Save the captured terminal screenshot
2.How to take a screenshot using the shortcut Keys
Ubuntu enables the users to use keyboard shortcut keys to take a screenshot of the display. If you are going to capture the entire display then you can just press the “PrtSc” key from the keyboard to get the job done. Use “Shift” key + “PrtSc” keys together to select an area from the screen to capture a screenshot. It will convert the mouse arrow point into a “+” sign to select the required area.
In this article, We have explained the 2 simplest ways to take a screenshot without installing any additional software in Ubuntu. One method is using the screenshot tool which comes out of the box with Ubuntu 20.04. The 2nd method is the traditional “PrtSc” key. Please comment If you have any doubt or if you want more clarification more on this article.