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Bug 323532 - acquire screenshot does not work on dualhead (two screens)
acquire screenshot does not work on dualhead (two screens)
Product: GIMP
Classification: Other
Component: Plugins
Other Linux
: Low enhancement
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Assigned To: GIMP Bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-12-08 09:43 UTC by Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak
Modified: 2018-05-24 11:40 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
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Description Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2005-12-08 09:43:17 UTC
Distribution/Version: Fedora Core 4

I have a dualhead setup (no Xinerama, just two screens - :0.0 and :0.1),
and I want to get a screenshot of the window displayed on the other screen
than GIMP runs on (let's say Gimp runs on :0.0, and window to be grabbed is
on :0.1). I choose "File -> Acquire -> Screen shot" from the main menu,
the Grab dialog pops up. I choose "a single window", "Select window after _3_
seconds delay", click on "Grab" button, move the cursor to the opposite screen,
wait for the cursor shape change (actually, the cursor disappears), and click to
the window I want to grab.

The actual image grabbed contain portions of the screen Gimp runs on (:0.0)
instead of the screenshot of the whole window on the opposite screen. Also the
dimensions of the screenshot are different than expected (I suspect that the
dimensions are those of the window on the :0.0 screen in which the cursor would
be if it had the same coordinates as it has on the :0.1 screen).

I run Fedora Core 4 on AMD64.
Comment 1 Sven Neumann 2005-12-13 18:01:30 UTC
That's simply not supported. Not saying that it would be impossible to implement
but for now the screenshot is taken on the screen, the plug-in dialog is shown
on. Feel free to provide a patch to the screenshot plug-ins that changes this
Comment 2 Sven Neumann 2007-10-31 10:24:06 UTC
It shouldn't be too difficult to get this implemented. Adding the gnome-love keyword.
Comment 3 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-05-24 11:40:50 UTC
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