How to Take Screenshot in Ubuntu Terminal


Using screenshot command to capture screenshot in Ubuntu. Here is “how to take screenshot in Ubuntu terminal?” Screenshot command in Linux is a screen capture command which is used to get screenshot in Ubuntu Systems.

Shortcut key to take screenshot in Ubuntu


Type the command “gnome-screenshot” to take screenshot. This command in similar to use print screen or using screenshot tool.

$ gnome-screenshot

Capture the Current Window:

Type the command “gnome-screenshot -w” to take screenshot of th current window. It is similar to take screenshot of the current active window.

$ gnome-screenshot -w

Take Screenshot After Some Time Delay:

To take screenshot after some delay in seconds, use the command “gnome-screenshot -w -d 2” to take screenshot. The option -d 2 is used for take screenshot after a delay of 2 seconds.

$ gnome-screenshot -w -d 2

Capture a Particular Window Area:

To take screenshot of a particular window area, use the -a option with the command “gnome-screenshot”.

$ gnome-screenshot -a

Take Screenshot With or Without Window Border:

You can also take screenshot with or without screen window border – including or excluding the window border. Type the command “gnome-screenshot” with -b/-B options.

Including the window border:

$ gnome-screenshot -w -b

Excluding the window border:

$ gnome-screenshot -w -B

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