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Snip & Sketch like app for Manjaro Linux?


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Jun 30, 2020
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Hi guys.
Total newbie here.
I literally googled "linux forum" to get here :)

I am now running Manjaro Linux at home. Trying to ditch the mess that has become Windows.

I do miss one thing very much. In Windows 10, I set up the keyboard so that one-click on PrtSc button will fire up the Snip & Sketch App and will immediately allow me to chose the desired area on the screen by dragging the mouse. This will then keep the selected area to the clipboard.

This is so important to my workflow, as I am a student who uses Zoom a lot and need to take tons of snips like this.

Since I am running Manjaro MATE, the build-in Mate Screenshot gets close, but will not allow me to start it with selecting, and will not save to clipboard unless I go to the main app windows and do that - which is very slow (unusable for me).

Any app out there which can do this?

Sorry for the long post.

Thanks so much!!!

Any app out there which can do this?
Maybe you don't need to install another app but just "hack" a little bit the one already available? Read here https://github.com/mate-desktop/marco/issues/157 However, If you don't want to do this, one app I like is ksnip; it has some basic editing features quite handy. It's in AUR repositories https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ksnip/ if you're using some AUR helper like pamac https://gitlab.manjaro.org/applications/pamac or if you don't, you can install it by typing in a terminal
sudo pacman -Syu pamac-gtk
and then try installing ksnip that way; search for ksnip by clicking in the search icon and typing ksnip, then follow instructions from here https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Pamac#Installing_Software otherwise visit the ksnip AUR link above, click on Download snapshot and save it to your home dir, then extract it either by using a GUI, e.g right-click on it and from the context menu select extract here or via terminal
tar -xvf ksnip.tar.gz
once extracted cd into it
cd ksnip
and build the pkg
if everything went as expected and there were no errors, a pkg should've been created named something like ksnip-1.7.1-2.any.pkg.tar.xz you can install it with
sudo pacman -U ksnip-1.7.1-2.any.pkg.tar.xz
Using pamac should be way easier though.
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