[SOLVED] How to enable or fix EditOption in Shutter on Ubuntu/Arch

  • Post last modified:April 27, 2021
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In a Linux system, only a few tools are best for taking a screenshot with more advanced options like Edit Photos, Share Image Directly to your server and many other features.

What happens I have recently installed a shutter in pc system and found Edit Option is not working, after doing research found that this is a dependencies issues.

So, we will share you how to fix the edit option in shutter.

How to fix EditOption in Shutter on Ubuntu?

To solve this issue is not a big task. You have to install a few packages, that’s all, and you will able to edit photos in the shutter again.

Before continuing first, we will see why this error occurred? The reason behind getting this error is that the shutter is not getting an update for a long time.

But Ubuntu or other Linux Distribution gets the update, and the package is not available currently in the latest build of Linux.

So, what happen when we pass the command to install shutter.

$ sudo apt-get install shutter

This app gets install without checking the dependencies or libraries available on your system, and when you open the shutter to edit screenshot, you are not able to do.

We have the solution for it first of all you need to uninstall or kill shutter passing command

$ sudo apt remove shutter


$ sudo killall shutter

After doing the above step you need to install a few libraries you can use apt command to install libraries, or you can download the .deb file provided by Ubuntu Handbook

  • libgoocanvas-common:- First Download the libgoocanvas-common dependencies from the below button

When the file gets downloaded, you need to double click on .deb file to install the file or use Gdebi, Eddy or dpkg command

$ sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/Data/libgoocanvas-common_1.0.0-1_all.deb
  • libgoocanvas3:- Click on below button to download and repeat the same installation
$ sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/Data/libgoocanvas3_1.0.0-1_amd64.deb 
  • libgoo-canvas-perl:- This is the final package which you need to install click on button to get file
$ sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/Data/libgoo-canvas-perl_0.06-2ubuntu3_amd64.deb 

After completing this process Install the shutter or start the shutter from the Application menu.

Problem you may face

While Installing the above libraries, you may face the dependency problem to install shutter.

To fix this issues type the below command and this problem will also get resolved.

$ sudo apt --fix-broken install
$ sudo apt install shutter

How to fix EditOption in Shutter on Arch/Manjaro?

For Arch Linux and others based on Arch like Antergos and Manjaro, this package available in AUR. You can easily install using AUR helper such as yay.

$ yay -Sy perl-goo-canvas

Wrap up

I hope so you also able to fix these libraries issues, and now you can edit the screenshot.

Please leave the comment if your problem is resolved or you are facing any difficulty to install libraries.

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