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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Description of problem:
Bad: Indeed, the screenshot does not work correctly when the main
menu (red hat on the left and at the bottom of the Desktop) is open.
Good: When the main menu is not open the screen shot work correctly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a gnome session under any kinf of user.
2.click on the main menu (red hat on the left and at the bottom of
the Desktop )
3.Press the shortcut "Print Screen" which should launch the gnome-
Actual Results: Nothing happens. In any case the gnome-panel-
screenshot application does appear.
Expected Results: The gnome-panel-screenshot application should be
This is unfortunate, but expected. Basically, the main menu grabs the
keyboard when it pops up preventing the window manager from seeing the
printscreen keypress. The main menu needs to grab the keyboard so that
you can navigate the menus with the keyboard.
To take a screenshot like this you'll need to launch
gnome-panel-screenshot with a timer. E.g. go to "Run Application" and
enter "gnome-panel-screenshot --delay 5", hit return, open the main
menu and after 5 seconds the screenshot will be taken.
We may be able to make the main menu itself see the printscreen key
press and take a screenshot, but this wouldn't work for all menus
(e.g. the menus in an application). If we make this enhancement, we'll
do it in upstream GNOME, however.
Okay, lets track this upstream now:
*** Bug 125775 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***