[arch-general] How to take screenshot of ring switcher ?

Nilesh Govindarajan lists at itech7.com
Thu Apr 29 19:28:10 CEST 2010

On Thursday 29 April 2010 10:55 PM, Dan Vratil wrote:
> On Thursday 29 April 2010 19:11:25 Nilesh Govindarajan wrote:
>> On Thursday 29 April 2010 10:10 PM, dave reisner wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM, Nilesh
> Govindarajan<lists at itech7.com>wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I want to impress my friend by showing them the Windows 7 Look on Linux
>>>> and persuade them to ditch Windows and use Linux.
>>>> I have enabled compiz and some effects. Anybody knows how to take
>>>> screenshot of the Ring Switcher ?
>>>> --
>>>> Nilesh Govindarajan
>>>> Site&   Server Administrator
>>>> www.itech7.com
>>>> मेरा भारत महान !
>>>> मम भारत: महत्तम भवतु !
>>> The screenshot utility in Gnome should allow you to set a delay on the
>>> screenshot.
>>> <soapbox>
>>> The bling-bling of Compiz is a poor selling point for the real potential
>>> of Linux, and I don't believe you should try to "persuade" anyone to
>>> switch OSs.
>>> </soapbox>
>>> d
>> I don't use GNOME (I don't have it installed, switched to KDE completely).
> In KSnapshot (native KDE app) you can set a delay too.
>> As far as I have seen, the moment people hear the name 'Linux' it
>> reminds them of the console. They think, Linux sucks in GUI sometimes
>> even they think it has no GUI. So this is important. Why do you think
>> other mainstream distros like Ubuntu and Fedora spend so much time on
>> Eye Candy ?
> There is a difference between forcing users to switch to Linux (which I think
> is a bad choice) and teaching them what is Linux today (GUI, tools,
> choice...). It's not improtant that your friends will not use Linux, but they
> will tell their friends the truth about current state of Linux and these will
> tell their friends etc...and possibly, as this will spread there will be
> someone who will try to use Linux and maybe will stick with it. I think that
> this is the proper way how to spread Linux.
> But maybe I'm just too optimistic :-)
> Dan

That's the main aim for which I want to do this. By showing them the 
screenshots which will look "awesome" to them, it may be possible to win 
their minds.

Nilesh Govindarajan
Site & Server Administrator
मेरा भारत महान !
मम भारत: महत्तम भवतु !

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