Considering that we are getting this issue reported to us as a bug almost few times a day, perhaps putting an explanation here can help Gnome 41 users know why they are getting all these notifications while talking screenshot.
Gnome has changed the API to “improve security” and as the result they have white-listed their own applications to access a “Private Portal API”, and blocked any other software to access the DBus interface!
So basically the user will get prompted every single time we take a screenshot. We asked them to let the user choose to give a more permanent permission to specific softwares the want (similar to what Android, iOS, MacOS, etc. Does for years now and … well, read their responses here:
We are working with the portal devs to come up with a new system that only prompts you once but no one is actively working it!
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