VirtualBox Ubuntu Guest Take Screenshot (Print Screen)

May 24, 2019

I wanted to take screenshot within Ubuntu guest and paste the screenshot into an image editor.

PrtScr or Alt + PrtScr doesn’t seems to work.

Ubuntu comes with a Screenshot tools.

Ubuntu Screenshot

I usually set Grab the current window with Grab delay of 3 seconds. Click Take Screenshot and select my target window.

It offers the option to copy screenshot to clipboard or save to file.

NOTE: Some recommened Shutter (sudo apt-get install shutter) but I have yet to try it.

NOTE: You can take screenshot of the guest from the host using Host (Right Ctrl) + E key. I will prompt the save the screenshot file on the host OS.

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