You’ve probably been sent here by a more experienced user. Please follow the simple instructions below when posting screenshots or links!
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On this forum here you need to have Trust Level 1 (=TL1) to be able to post screenshots and links in-line.
That's dumb! Why is that?
Well, that’s because on our old forum we got tons of screenshots of text, links to SPAM,
PR0N and other things you don’t want on a forum, so all the new users are prohibited from posting links and pics because of a few bad actors.
How to post links:
Precede the link with a back tick
`and end it with another back tick like this:
That’s it! You now have a (non-clickable) link that the experts here can right-click on and open in a new tab.
How to post screenshots:
Please adhere to the following rules when posting a screenshot:
Please, don’t post screenshots of text!
1.1. Definitely don’t post screenshots of text!
1.2. Even when posting screenshots of text is easier than posting text, only Rule 1. applies!
1.3. Shooting a photo from your screen with your phone/digital camera is by definition a screenshot so Rule 1. applies here as well!
Why the @#%* can't I post screenshots of text?
- you post a screenshot once, but it gets read many times
- text makes it easier for all the people that are trying to help you to use some google-foo to help you without having to type the text that you did not type just once.
So the really busy, really knowledgeable people see a screenshot of text and move onto the next question instead of helping you.
- It costs the Manjaro Team a fraction of the $$$ to store text whereas full-size screenshots take up much more space (and thus $$$)
Only post screenshots when someone is asking you to post a screenshot!
This one is easy: it’s much more efficient to be reading:
When I’m going to System Settings Fonts Font Management, the fonts don’t render in the preview window.
than to look at three huge screenshots! (Again: Please help us help you!)
Exceptions: When does it make sense?
- When you want to show a graphical error, describe it with text, thus making it searchable and then post a screenshot.
- If a GUI element doesn’t have a text name or label.
Please make a screenshot of the relevant portion of the screen only!
(I.E.: don’t post a screenshot of the entire desktop to say that you have a minuscule button in the lower right edge of the screen that is turning red: take a screenshot of the relevant part only!)
Make your screen shot and save it locally
Go to https://paste.pics/
Click the Browse button
Browse to your screenshot and click on it
Press the Open button
Copy the URL!
(It’ll look like this:
Paste this URL into your question / response using the methodology for posting links described above:
(So please don’t forget to precede and end this URL with a
That’s it! Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!