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Re: Why choose Debian on server




On Sun 06 Jan 2019 at 16:53:03 (+0000), Brian wrote:
> On Sun 06 Jan 2019 at 10:28:55 -0600, David Wright wrote:
> > On Sun 06 Jan 2019 at 10:37:48 (-0500), Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > On Sunday 06 January 2019 10:17:16 Brian wrote:

> > > > Maybe he would like to use SHIFT+F2 with Firefox (I have Quantum) and
> > > > take a screenshot of the whole page.
> > > 
> > > Two questions then, Brian: Where in the FF menu's does one find this 
> > > magic key combo documented?
> > 
> > I was under the impression that taking screenshots was under the
> > control of the window manager, so the key combinations might be quite
> > different for other users.
> 
> No. FF uses SHIFT+F2.
> 
> > For example, my fvwm uses Shift-F2 for speaker-volume-down because the
> > Lenovo-W10 system chose to engrave {Speaker]- on the key.

Yes, my Shift-F2 ≡ your SHIFT+F2.

But having released fvwm's hold on this key combination, I can see
that pressing it does now give me a prompt at the foot of the window.

However, the simple way (for me) seems to be a right-click in the page,
and "Take a Screenshot" is the last menu item. The image of the full
page appears in the default download location, and has its name
constructed as Screenshot-<YYYY>-<m>-<d> <page title>.png with
subsequent shots labelled with (1) like wget does it. Not the most
elegant name (they sort badly) but sufficient. I much prefer not
having to type.

So thanks for pointing out that tool. It's complements my ^A method of
getting the text, and my scrot methods for the window image.

> > But if FF can take a screenshot itself, I would hope that you get
> > the whole page, not just the whole window (which is all the WM can
> > give you, of course) because configuring an application like scrot
> > can give you *much* more functionality.
> 
> There is no "if" about it; your hopes would also be fulfilled.

I shall have to think about ways of handling PNGs that can be tens of
thousands pixels in height.

> > > >   screenshot filename.png --fullpage
> > > 
> > > And pray tell, where does it stash this .png? FF it seems, goes out of 
> > > their way to select where it stashes a downloadable file. Its instructed 
> > > to ask me, but rarely does.
> > 
> > # find / -type f -mmin -10
> > 
> > for files created in the last 10 minutes, say.
> > 
> > > > Use TAB to complete and move along the command line. The file produced
> > > > is named filename-fullpage.png and is, of course, printable.
> > > 
> > > Good to know.
> > 
> > Yes, but some of the advice given seems to come with a lot of attitude.
> 
> Don't understand this. You would have to explain.

Blaming FF's inability to create usable PDFS on users' incompetence,
blaming reluctance to use Chrome/ium on FF users' laziness or
bewilderment, name calling and so on.

BTW if this Screenshot method is meant to yield a "printable"
document, I haven't yet figured out how to print it sensibly.
$ lp -d PDF very-long-image.png   gives me the image on one page,
and looks, as it happens, like the sort of output that FF sometimes
gives when printing articles: a narrow column of minute text.

Cheers,
David.