Screenshot without touching the keyboard?


How does it work?

After pressing BBMagic BUTTON Raspberry Pi takes the screenshot as png file for you. If you hold button for about 3 seconds application will close.

‘bbmagic_button_screenshot’ app is free software. You can download source code as ‘bbmagic_button_screenshot.tar.gz’ archive from Download section.

How do we do it?

1. First of all install ‘scrot’, a minimalistic command line screen capturing application.sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install scrot

install scrot
2. Make directory for screenshotsmkdir bbmagic_screenshot
cd bbmagic_screenshot

3. Get ‘bbmagic_button_screenshot’ applicationwget http://bbmagic.net/download/bin/bbmagic_button_screenshot
BBMagic BUTTON screenshot app download
4. Run ‘bbmagic_button_screenshot’ applicationsudo ./bbmagic_button_screenshot
BBMagic BUTTON screenshot app
It is impossible to capture the screen in text terminal mode:
BBMagic BUTTON screenshot app
Application must work in X window graphical mode…
BBMagic BUTTON screenshot app
…and then, when you press the button…
BBMagic BUTTON finger
…you see:
BBMagic BUTTON screenshot app
Application terminal window can be in background or even minimized
BBMagic BUTTON screenshot app
And there are new screenshot files in our working directory:
BBMagic screenshot folder
Holding button for about 3 seconds closes the application:
BBMagic BUTTON screenshot app
And from now taking screenshots is extremely easy, isnt it? All you need is to launch ‘bbmagic_button_screenshot’ app and click the BBMagic BUTTON to capture the screen. After all hold button to close application. And done.

‘bbmagic_button_screenshot’ app is free software. You can download source code as ‘bbmagic_button_screenshot.tar.gz’ archive from Download section.
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