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The function that makes a screenshot of the Desktop, then you press the print key, is an old functionality of BeOS. The screenshot will be numbert and stored under /boot/home/.

Under Haiku, this function has been extended, because are now a user interface named screenshot.

If you press the print key the user interface will be open.




You can do this over the Terminal too:

Screenshot [OPTIONS] [FILE] Creates a bitmap of the current screen

FILE is the optional output path / filename used in silent mode. An exisiting file with the same name will be overwritten without warning. If FILE is not given the screenshot will be saved to a file with the default filename in the user's home directory.


      -m, --mouse-pointer Include the mouse pointer

      -b, --border Include the window border

      -w, --window Capture the active window instead of the entire screen

      -d, --delay=seconds Take screenshot after the specified delay [in seconds]

      -s, --silent Saves the screenshot without showing the application window

      -f, --format=image Give the image format you like to save as [bmp], [gif], [jpg], [png], [ppm], [tga], [tif]

    -c, --clipboard Copies the screenshot to the system clipboard without showing the application window
Note: OPTION -b, --border takes only effect when used with -w, --window


Tutorial by Christian Albrecht, July 2012
Translation by Christian Albrecht, Mai 2013
Made available by BeSly, the Haiku knowledge base.