2 years of bugged screenshotting in Mint / Cinnamon

Open source tends to get into these sorts of situations…

  • https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=202909
  • https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/3981
  • https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1620318

The workaround is to do this:


sh -c 'sleep 0.1; gnome-screenshot -a'

I think what it does is force the computer to wait 0.1 second, and then activates the usual command. No idea why this works.

man pages:

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