Taking screenshots of your Ubuntu desktop is easy—simply hit (Print Screen) (or [Alt]+[Print Screen] to capture the currently active window). You can automatically add a stylish drop-shadow to screenshots by loading gconf-editor and looking up /apps/gnome-screenshot. Then change the border_effect key so that it reads shadow. To add a slight black outline, type border instead. Screenshots are saved as PNG files with a transparent background, so the shadowed screenshot can be used against virtually any background within a document or website.
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