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

Rowan Berkeley rowan.berkeley at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 13:42:42 UTC 2014

On 15/11/14 13:38, Colin Law wrote:
> 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?
> Just to clarify, are you saying that if you hit printscreen, enter a
> filename, select an appropriate folder, and hit save, that it saves a
> file where requested, with the correct name, but with the wrong
> contents?
> Colin
yep. old contents.

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