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Default my Gnome can't printscreen.

I pressed Alt+ Printscreen key but it doesn't print. Please help.
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I pressed Alt+ Printscreen key but it doesn't print.
What have you done to configure the printer?
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Printer? What do you mean? I just want to capture the printscreen but it doesnot work.
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Your first mistake (highlight mine) -- asking a misleading question:
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I pressed Alt+ Printscreen key but it doesn't print. Please help.
Your second mistake (highlight mine) -- assuming that X11 behaves like Microsoft Windows:
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Printer? What do you mean? I just want to capture the printscreen but it doesnot work.
There are many ways to capture an image of an X window or an entire X desktop.

One of the easiest is The Gimp (# pkg_add gimp), a "Photoshop"-like image manipulation tool, and use "File...Acquire...Screenshot."

Please read one or two books on operating Unix or Linux. www.openbsd.org/books.html has a nice list.
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You must install scrot
for get screenshot from your screen in OpenBSD with Gnome.
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That is yet another option, but it is "may" not "must".

Note that scrot is a CLI-based capture tool. There are others, such as those included with Xenocara, xdpr(1) and xwd(1).

I recommended The Gimp as it can take screenshots of individual windows, defined sections, or the entire screen, and then bsdnewbie (and other newbies) may edit the image and save it in the format they desire.
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Note that scrot is a CLI-based capture tool. There are others, such as those included with Xenocara, xdpr(1) and xwd(1).

I recommended The Gimp as it can take screenshots of individual windows, defined sections, or the entire screen, and then bsdnewbie (and other newbies) may edit the image and save it in the format they desire.
I myself prefer "import" over Gimp, scrot, Gnome printscreen ultility... since it is light-weight, highly configurable and ...does the job :P

For dumping the selected sections, just enter "import" in the terminal.

With the help of fluxbox hot keys (~/fluxbox/keys), this is how I dump the entire screen or a single active window:

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Print :ExecCommand import -window root ~/fs_$(date +%d-%m)_$(date +%T).png

Mod1 Print :ExecCommand import -screen ~/wd_$(date +%d-%m)_$(date +%T).png
The file name will be set automatically based on the time I dump the screen/window.

All you have to do is either press Prtsc or Alt Prtsc.

Simple yet effective, isnt it? Of course it is a matter of personal preference anyways

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Printer? What do you mean? I just want to capture the printscreen but it doesnot work.
In addition to jggimi's comments, you should understand that the quality of answers received is directly proportional to the quality of question posed as this thread is the poorest of all you have posted.

You would benefit from reading the following missive attributed to Eric Raymond:

http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Bottom line, questions which are devoid of any real content are going to get answers of the same low caliber. No one can read your mind. The responsibility is yours.
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