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Scrot selection using bindkeys

asked 2015-06-05 10:04:02 +0000

simonwjackson gravatar image

updated 2015-06-08 09:20:27 +0000

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typing this in the teminal allows me to make a screen capture of a selection of the screen scrot -s

however, in my i3 config i have the following: bindsym $mod+z exec scrot -s but it doesnt work

if i remove the -s it does take a screenshot but of the whole screen. bindsym $mod+z exec scrot

is there something in i3 that is blocking the mouse capturing?

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answered 2015-06-05 13:02:48 +0000

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Aparently you need to add --release just after bindsym

bindsym --release $mod+z exec scrot -s

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answered 2015-06-05 11:35:36 +0000

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You probably need to add --release at the end of your command.

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Thanks for the input. I got it to work by adding it just after bindsym

simonwjackson gravatar imagesimonwjackson ( 2015-06-05 12:58:04 +0000 )edit

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