[ubuntu-uk] Screenshot: can't clear old image files, where are they

Rowan Berkeley rowan.berkeley at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 12:50:03 UTC 2014

On 15/11/14 12:42, Colin Law wrote:
> On 15 November 2014 12:13, Rowan Berkeley <rowan.berkeley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have upgraded to 14:10, and picked up a bug or two along the way. This one
>> is a nuisance, because I use screenshots a lot on my blog. Every time I try
>> to make a new screenshot, it just creates a new copy of an old one.
>> Therefore, it is storing them somewhere in a queue, and when I try to make a
>> new one, it puts that at the bottom of the queue and offers me a fresh
>> edition of the snapshot that is stuck at the top. Or a selection from
>> several that are stuck there, but never the new one. The official location
>> for all screenshots is set by me as the desktop, and I have repeatedly
>> deleted everything on there, including hidden files. These things must be
>> stored somewhere else. So where are they all, so that I can clear them, and
>> perhaps find some way of preventing them from accumulating like this again?
> When you click on print screen (if that is how you are taking a
> snapshot) what does it show for Save in Folder?
> Colin

I haven't been using Print Screen, I have been using the Screenshot 
application, because I always want to select an area by hand. But it is 
interesting that the Print Screen command always reverts the destination 
folder to Pictures, no matter how often I try to change it to Desktop. 
But this doesn't really solve my problem. I can find the resulting image 
file, whether it is in Desktop or in Pictures. the trouble is, it is not 
the present screen, but an old one, stored somewhere and regurgitated 
repeatedly. So the question must be, where?

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