Beginner’s first steps

  1. Search for it in the store app (by typing in “screenshot”), find it within any results, install it.
  2. Install it from the command line. If you’re unsure of the exact package name, you can do an apt search to try and find it using a keyword, i.e. apt search screenshot. (Hint: GNOME packages frequently start with “gnome-” followed by a descriptive name.)

Note that in the store, GNOME apps don’t always show the “gnome-” in the display name.

How to install gnome screenshot.

  1. Open the Terminal (Shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + T) 2. Type the following command: sudo apt-get update 3. Press Enter or Return and type in your password 4. Type the following command: sudo apt-get install gnome-screenshot 5. Type Y and press Enter or Return To change the default file type to jpg:

Will this work?

Use sudo apt update (without the -get; apt is the “new and improved” way for some time now:

If any updates available: sudo apt upgrade or sudo apt full-upgrade (

Then sudo apt install gnome-screenshot.

Unless you don’t want to do it.

Funny :smile:, it is working!

The screenshot app I wrote is just a simple shell script and .desktop file, and you can download them individually here:

Make the script executable and put it somewhere in your path and put the desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/ The script relies on grim, yad and libnotify-bin packages.


The next and last question for you is the following:
Is it possible to erase any one of the default apps that are part of the system? As an example, take the weather app. Can this be erased? Or maybe I should ask, are the apps individually uploaded without connection to other apps and vital system files?
Thank you.

Shouldn’t be a problem. You can do a “dry run” to check prior to doing it:

There are some apps you should probably avoid uninstalling if you still want a working phone and computer. :wink:

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Thank you so much! Dannyda has a good set of commands that I will print out and use probably often!
Amarok, as promised, you have been my source of information when I needed help!! But time has come to peddle on my own and find my own way.
You are the best!!:+1:t2::+1:t2:
THANK YOU :pray:


I would make a corollary to that: For “beginner’s first steps” you shouldn’t be uninstalling anything.

It is easier to break a phone than to fix it.

I would also learn how to image the phone’s internal drive before uninstalling things. That way if you do break something, all you have to do is restore the last known good image.