Ubuntu – Many screenshots within a limited time saved directly, without asking for a filename


I know how to take a screenshot, but I want to take many screenshots within a limited time (taking screenshots of a single execution of a program which I can not pause).

Is there a program that takes the "PrtScr" keyboard key in charge and just stores every screenshot without asking? The standard Ubuntu tool pops up a dialog to ask where I want to save the file, I would like a tool that doesn't ask and just saves on the Desktop or wherever as 00001.png 00002.png etc.

Best Answer

Shutter Install shutter has an option to automatically save screenshots, incrementing the filename each time.

Edit ➜ Preferences ➜ Main ➜ Save :

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To make Shutter take the screenshots when you hit PrtScr,
go to Edit ➜ Preferences ➜ Keyboard and check the Capture checkbox:

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If you don't want the Shutter window to pop up every time you take a screenshot, go to Edit ➜ Preferences ➜ Behavior and uncheck Present main window after taking a screenshot :

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