While writing documentation and howtos, i prefer to take screenshots for every tasks where words are just too much. Sometimes i’ll edit them with gimp, but for the most common scenario a simple tool will to do the trick.

Press ‘Print’ or ‘Alt + Print’ for the current window using gnome-screenshot. For the more advanced solution, install shutter.

# apt-get install shutter

You may then select areas and edit the taken screenshots before saving them elsewhere.

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