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[Bug 1947607] Re: Docs state to use ctrl-alt-shift-R to record screen recording, which will NEVER work correctly


Thanks for your report.

It's not clear to me how that step-by-step page encourages users to
"mis-use" the feature.

Anyway, the page in question is from GNOME Help, and if you want to
discuss its wording, I would recommend you to submit an upstream issue:


If you do, please post the URL to the upstream issue here for tracking

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  Docs state to use ctrl-alt-shift-R to record screen recording, which
  will NEVER work correctly

Status in gnome-user-docs package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Ubuntu docs: https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/screen-shot-
  record.html are incorrectly sayig to mis-use this Gnome feature as a
  user-focussed 'Make a Screencast'

  According to the Gnome developers who implement/maintain this feature,
  it's only to be used for recording 30-second snippets and reporting
  bugs in Gnome.

  By design there is no warning that a screen-recording has been
  terminated at the 30 seconds mark, and it should (apparently) never be
  used for general screen-recordings. Ubuntu is encouraging people to
  mis-use this feature and thereby lose data (many bug reports against
  Gnome going back 5+ years of people requesting it be changed, closed
  as WONTFIX / by-design).

  It's non-trivial to make the feature work as described in the ubuntu
  docs, and there's no mention that it's hardcoded to 30 seconds max.

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