Screenshot of Alt+Tab in GNOME

Magnus Therning magnus at
Sat Aug 20 10:39:23 UTC 2005

On Fri, Aug 19, 2005 at 02:55:30PM -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
>I'd like to be able to show some people what happens under
>GNOME when you hit Alt+Tab. So I want to hit Alt+Tab to
>bring up the task switcher, then press PrtSc to take a
>screenshot. But this seems impossible: GNOME thinks I'm
>pressing Alt+Tab+PrtSc, which isn't mapped to an action, and
>it just closes the task switcher without taking a
>Does anyone know how to do what I want to do?

I've seen some people proposing using KSnapshot or Gimp. You can also
use the gnome-panel-screenshot, you have to do it from the command line
though. Clicking Help in the dialogue presented after taking a snapshot
reveals that

 gnome-panel-screenshot --delay=<seconds>

Will do what you want.

It's also possible to use 'import' from imagemagick:

 import -window root -pause <seconds> <file>


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