add default keybinding for screenshooter in keyboard plugin

Jérôme Guelfucci jerome.guelfucci at
Mon Jun 9 21:08:30 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 8:49 PM, samuel <samuel.verstraete at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18 PM, Jérôme Guelfucci
> <jerome.guelfucci at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00 PM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
>>> Jérôme Guelfucci wrote:
>>>> I also propose to add the executable code to xfce-utils, so that one
>>>> can take screenshots with a default installation of xfce, without
>>>> installing another plugin.
>>> No, definitely not.  The goal here should be to make xfce-utils as small
>>> as possible, not bloat it with stuff people may not need.  I'd be in
>>> favor of patches that push us toward completely eliminating xfce-utils,
>>> not things that make it larger.
>>>        -brian
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>> Sorry, I did not know about this plan. I only proposed this because I
>> saw that "little applications" giving interesting features like xfrun
>> and xfce-about are part of this package. However, I still think that
>> the PrtScreen keybinding should work by default, even if xfce-utils is
>> not the solution
> just kill the PrtScreen button, no one uses it anyway... seriously, i
> don't think enabling the print screen button will help the faq getting
> any shorter (except that we will be able to simplify the faq entry for
> screenshots)... Over the years I've told a lot of users they can use
> the PrtScreen button on that other operating system... they didn't
> know ;) no one even remembers that old thing there on the left upper
> corner of the keyboard... it's out of reach i guess ;) (maybe our
> fingers got shorter due to darwin)
> anyway... i guess that makes me agree with brian. If anything, the
> screenshooter plugin should provide the printscreen button
> capturing...
> And making the screenshooter plugin installed and enabled by default
> is a distro's job... not one for xfce
>> Jérôme
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Ok, you convinced me ! So, let's forget the last paragraph of my first
mail and just focus on the keybinding thing.

Can I submit a patch to add the screenshooter to the list of
keybindings ? Or there is a better way of doing this ?


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