Gnome Shell Screenshot Save

Gnome Shell extension for making and uploading screenshots

Project README


Shortcut to create screenshots that can be opened, copied to clipboard or saved to disk.

This extension is based on gnome-shell-imgur.



The latest reviewed version can be found at GNOME Shell Extensions


The latest development version can be installed manually with these commands:

git clone
cd gnome-shell-screenshot
make update_dependencies
make install

Then go to to turn on the extension or use gnome-tweak-tool.

Reporting a Bug

When reporting a bug, please include debugging output from gnome-shell.

You can capture the logs with this command:

journalctl --user /usr/bin/gnome-shell --follow

Known Issues

Errors with "gnome-screenshot" backend


  • Output file does not exist
  • GLib.SpawnError: Failed to execute child process

These errors can occur if the gnome-screenshot tool is not installed on your system.

Please use your package manager to install the software.

If the tool is installed and the error persists, please file a new bug.

Error after updating extension (Gnome-Shell 3.37 and above)

Since Gnome-Shell version 3.37.2, extensions that are updated are unavailable (in an error state) until the user logs out and back in again. (See commit 6ddd43f3 in gnome-shell)

If the error persists, please open a bug report.

Error: exitCode=256


When using Firejail, please add this configration:

File /etc/firejail/gjs.local:

noblacklist ${HOME}/.local/share/gnome-shell

(Reported here)

Extension "No Flash for Clipboard Screenshots"

The extension available here is known to cause problems when used together with gnome-shell-screenshot.

Please deactivate no-flash-for-clipboard-screenshots when using gnome-shell-screenshot.

(Reported here)

Clipboard stops working in Gnome 3.20

On Gnome 3.20, the clipboard stops working after the lock screen appears.


As a workaround, restart the shell: Ctrl-F2 r Enter. The clipboard should work again afterwards.


Also see contributors for gnome-shell-imgur.

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