I am able to use keyboard shortcuts to take a screenshot of my entire screen (which automatically saves in the Pictures folder - side question how do I change where it saves?). When I try to use the keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot of an area as per the other options in the System Settings-->Keyboard-->Shortcuts-->Screenshots nothing happens.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Is the a way to run the actual 'Take a screenshot' application using shortcuts?

Your help will be much appreciated.

Cheers, Iriscreenshot

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Go to your Terminal and with the command screenshot-tool --help you can see all the available options.

Then you can define your personal Keyboard-Shortcut in Switchboard > Keyboard > Custom ...

I do not know how i can set a specified destination but for me, with the following shortcuts, screenshot-tool saves automatically in ~/Pictures/Screenshots

Picture is from german language 'Benutzerdefiniert = Custom'

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