Change screenshot destination

How do I change the screenshot save path? Using F40 with Gnome.

I believe the default location is /home/USER/Pictures/Screenshots and I have no clue how to change that. No idea why you would wish a change either.

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I also have absolutely no clue how to change it. . .

dconf and gsettings provide no information that I could scrape.

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Can you post the output of gsettings list-recursively | grep -i screenshot command?

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$ gsettings list-recursively | grep -i screenshot
org.gnome.boxes screenshot-interval 5
org.gnome.shell.keybindings screenshot ['<Super>p']
org.gnome.shell.keybindings screenshot-window ['<Control><Super>p']
org.gnome.shell.keybindings show-screenshot-ui ['<Shift><Super>p']
org.gnome.software screenshot-cache-age-maximum uint32 2592000
org.gnome.totem active-plugins ['vimeo', 'variable-rate', 'skipto', 'screenshot', 'screensaver', 'save-file', 'rotation', 'recent', 'movie-properties', 'open-directory', 'mpris', 'autoload-subtitles', 'apple-trailers']
org.gnome.totem screenshot-save-uri ''
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:face_with_peeking_eye:

The only thing I could dig up was the file format from org.gnome.Snapshot

gsettings list-keys org.gnome.Snapshot
capture-mode
countdown
is-maximized
last-camera-id
picture-format
play-shutter-sound
show-composition-guidelines
video-format
window-height
window-width
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The old gnome-screenshot tool was configurable through dconf or gsettings, but it looks like the current screenshot tool’s save directory is hardcoded. You can create a symlink from ~/Pictures/Screenshots to where you want them to be saved.

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Not a bad idea. Really I’d settle for making the directory lowercase: ~/pictures/screenshots. The symlink is a really nice thought. I’d rather less directories.

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Interesting enough, you can go the other way around too:

  • delete the existing ~/Pictures/Screenshots folder
  • create your new Screenshots folder, say ~/Documents/Misc/Shots
  • make a symlink of your new folder and move it to ~/Pictures/, then rename it to Screenshots.

That way you won’t constantly see the link icon, which is kind of annoying because it is low res :upside_down_face:

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Bug for reference.

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That first paragraph. . . :fire: :dragon_face: