New screenshot feature requires too many steps to copy to clipboard

Good morning from Maryland. The new screenshot utility is a thoughtful addition, but it has proven to be worse than the original workflows were for me. I used a tenkeyless keyboard, and have a macropad with 4 buttons and a twist knob from array peripherals. I mapped the twist knob to activate screenshot of selected area and copy to clipboard. Meaning I could click in the wheel, and it would pop up with the plus sign mouse icon, where I could simply drag and release, and it would take the screenshot and save to my clipboard.

Update: Shift + Ctrl + PrtSc no longer works with the new screenshot feature. I was at least able to confirm that my custom hotkey is still mapped properly, its the command that isn’t working like it does here.

Old workflow:

  • click wheel and plus mouse appears to select (Shift + Ctrl + PrtSc)
  • drag to select screenshot (screenshot is auto-saved to clipboard)
  • paste screenshot anywhere
  • repeat steps 1-3 for more screenshots

Since the new update, the knob no longer works. I cannot find the correct combination of keys to make it work how I liked either, especially since I don’t have a prtscn button on my keyboard. The new workflow requires that I do this:

  • press super key
  • type screenshot
  • open new screenshot utility tool
  • select “selection”
  • select “take screenshot”
  • drag to select and release
  • click copy to clipboard
  • hit cancel
  • repeat steps 4-8 for next screenshot.

Furthermore, since the newest update VIA doesn’t deploy for me when I try to remap the keys of my macro. Maybe this is all related?

output of: inxi -Fazy (not sure if this is needed)

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I wonder if that ever would work. Normally PrtSc or another name: SysRq is locked. Did you disable it via sysctl ?

hm… not that I know of, but maybe I did through some other tutorial months ago. Thing is, Fn+PrtSc works on my other device running the same manjaro gnome, but that is a razer laptop with a PrtSc button (and a fn button).

I updated my system today and noticed the same. Ctrl+Shift+PrtSc doesn’t work anymore. When pressing just PrtSc however, an interface with screenshot and screencast options appears, which is not the same as the screenshot interface found when searching screenshot. I however really miss the old shortcuts (PrtSc, Ctrl+PrtSc, Shift+PrtSc, Ctrl+Shift+PrtSc, and maybe some more) because it was so much faster. I’d love to get them back if you have figured out something as I really dislike this change.

  Host: manjaro Kernel: 5.15.46-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: GNOME v: 42.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux

and I am on the unstable branch.

I can do simply:

  1. Press Print
  2. Choose my selection.
  3. Press Enter

It is saved on the disk and at the clipboard.

To be honest, I always use flameshot without shortcuts, but this screenshot behavior is awesome. Thank you @Vinz although it was not your intention.

However, if you want your old behavior, then create custom keys.

For example:


Explore the parameter:

gnome-screenshot --help
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Thank you so much for the tips!
gnome-screenshot -c -a is the function I was looking for. It is for some reason really unreliable when I use it from the terminal, as in that the clipboard often stays empty. As a keyboard shortcut however it has until now been flawless and works just like the old shortcut:

Screenshot from 2022-06-15 07-42-06

This might also be a solution for @mrmetaverse as it seems to work just like the old command.

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I have a similar problem. Even though the shortcuts are:
“Alt + PrtSc”, “Shift+Ctrl+Alt+R”, “Shift + PrtSc” and just “PrtSc”. None of them works in my laptop. I have a Lenovo and I used to take screenshots with “Fn+S”, but it stopped working as usual after last update.
Now I have a menu to choose between selection, screen or window. But once I take the screenshot, it doesn’t save it, just copy to the clippboard.

Yeah, I noticed today as well. It does require one additional step (dragging the box where you want to select) but I do appreciate the new screen-record feature. I just remapped my macro key to just KC_PSCR instead of the old Shift + Ctrl + PrtSc workflow. I am happy enough with the result and but will definitely keep hunting.