Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 812985
GNOME desktop screenshot behavior non-intuitive, non-useful
Last modified: 2012-04-19 23:28:16 EDT
When I use the Print or Alt-Print button to take a picture of the screen or a window in GNOME, it flashes briefly to let me know that the picture has been taken, but I have no idea where it went.
It turns out that it was saved as a file in my ~/Pictures directory. I had no idea.
I think it used to pop up a window asking what you wanted to do with the screen shot. This was much more useful behavior.
Personally, I think the default should be to copy it into the clipboard, not to save it into a file in a directory I don't use for anything else and never look at.
Alternatively, it could save it to a file _and_ copy it to the clipboard. That would be useful too.
It would be nice if the default behavior were configurable.
It would be nice if a notification popped up indicating what was done.
In short, the current functionality is opaque; at the very least it needs to be more obvious what happened (e.g. notification), but even better would be to improve the behavior using one or more of the ideas listed above.
Follow the upstream discussion here: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=669629