Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181604
Gnome screen shot can't operate when menu item is active.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
"Print Screen" key doesn't work when you have an active menu item, for example
click on Applications and bring down the menu, hit Print screen and nothing happens.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click "Applications" menu item.
2. Press "Print Screen".
Cursor turns into hour-glass, and a "Save screen shot" dialog appears.
Believe it or not, this is really a rather hard problem to fix. The problem is
when menus are active, they ask the windowing system to send all mouse and
keyboard events to them.
A workaround for your specific case might be to create a custom launcher that
runs /usr/bin/gnome-screenshot --delay=5 (where 5 is 5 seconds). Then you can
click the custom launcher immediately click the menu you want afterward.
Cheers, a workaround is no issue. Just seems odd. Is this a "won't fix" because
it's a design flaw therefore in the too hard basket? I understand the menus are
taking all events, but why?