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

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 13:36:11 UTC 2014

On 15 November 2014 12:50, Rowan Berkeley <rowan.berkeley at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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