Ubuntu – Why doesn’t the keyboard screenshot button work on Ubuntu with GNOME shell


It works on Ubuntu 17.04 with Unity, however neither via upgrade or a fresh install, does the screenshot keyboard button work on Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME shell.

Can anyone tell me why or how to fix it?

Best Answer

The PrtScr/Print key still works – but now (U17.10) has different actions bound to it. Go to


and scroll down to Screenshots. It shows

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If that's sufficient for you and you can remember these keystrokes, then you are done. Else refer to @pomsky's answer and set up a shortcut to launch gnome-screenshot --interactive instead.

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