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Old February 25th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all.. new here to the forums. Would like to start with a question introduction.

So, yesterday I installed the official at&t release of froyo onto my captivate and everything went smoothly.. cutting to the chase.. I believe I saw someone post that you can take screen shots now on the captivate with froyo.. is there any truth to this and if so... how do I go about performing a screenshot?

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PS... Speedtest downloads on new Froyo Release show a 15.2 mbps dwnld
1.2 up and a very good ping.. I can definetly say the captivate is quicker with the froyo install

Not bad considering my computer downloads at 16 meg

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I don't think anything changed with Froyo regarding taking screenshots. In any case, here is more information on how to do it:

Taking screenshots - CapFAQ
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Since I got 2.2, I accidentally took some screenshots. I have tried to duplicate it. When I researched, there was some chatter about holding the back key and then pressing the home key. It didn't work for me so I have no idea how to make it happen again but it may be worth a try for you
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I'll bite then...

What is "com.sec.android.app.screencapture" on my phone for?
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I'll bite then...

What is "com.sec.android.app.screencapture" on my phone for?
That's probably the com name rather than the description.
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That's probably the com name rather than the description.
OK.. um... OK, sure.

Um... Huh?
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What is "com.sec.android.app.screencapture" on my phone for?
There's a service built into 2.2 for taking screenshots... however getting the right button combo to work doesn't seem to have much success on the Captivate. Supposed to involve the back and power buttons.
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What is "com.sec.android.app.screencapture" on my phone for?
Where do you see that?
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Where do you see that?
Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications. Toggle the "All" button. Slide on down (go into landscape for easier viewing) to "com.xxxxx."

Its right below com.sec.android.app.samsunapps.una.
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subscribed to find out if anything happens with this.

I tried the back button and home button combo with no success
same for the back button and power button combo
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just use superoneclick root and install shootme app, just did it today and wow, extremely simple and fast to do.
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I'm also wondering about the "com.sec.android.app.screencapture" cuz I've seen it listed as a running or inactive app/process on my phone more often then not.
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Since I got 2.2, I accidentally took some screenshots. I have tried to duplicate it. When I researched, there was some chatter about holding the back key and then pressing the home key. It didn't work for me so I have no idea how to make it happen again but it may be worth a try for you
Extremely interesting stuff.

Are you using the TouchWiz launcher? Any secondary home programs installed and running (including QuickDesk or the helper app for WidgetLocker)?

I guess if you were able to do so accidentally, doing so on purpose is a relative possibility. Hopefully we figure out what the secret is here. (UUDDLRLRBAStart?)

Now that we know the process is there, could an app developer build on that?

EDIT: Actually... I just tested this out, and it works on stock 2.2. Features a "Capture from Notification" option. Donate version includes shake to capture. http://www.appbrain.com/app/screen-capture-shortcut-free/jp.tomorrowkey.android.screencaptureshortcutfree#

Can't pretend I'm not a little wary of the permissions required. It would seem they're for the ads, though, as the donate version doesn't require those permissions.
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@BigCat TW launcher everything stock. 2.2. Can't duplicate it no matter what I try I am holding buttons tapping buttons pressing power. Pretty much being a fool with this thing. It worked the day after upgrade on it's own and hasn't worked since.
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Kind of off-topic, but apparently 2.3.3 makes it possible to take screenshots without root. Android 2.3.3 Makes Screen Shots a Root-Free Affair | Android Phone Fans
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Did anyone take note of the app I linked to? It's legit. Used it to snag the screenshots for the home screen thread, saves in the "ScreenCapture" folder as though you triggered with the button combination. Figure it's better than tapping buttons like a madman, trying to find just the right mix.

I'm not likely to root until well down the line, so ShootMe isn't an option for now. Screen Capture Shortcut is legit if you're not looking to root. The first app I've been really excited about in a long time, even though all it really does is unlock a native feature.
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Did anyone take note of the app I linked to? It's legit. Used it to snag the screenshots for the home screen thread, saves in the "ScreenCapture" folder as though you triggered with the button combination. Figure it's better than tapping buttons like a madman, trying to find just the right mix.

I'm not likely to root until well down the line, so ShootMe isn't an option for now. Screen Capture Shortcut is legit if you're not looking to root. The first app I've been really excited about in a long time, even though all it really does is unlock a native feature.
That's a great app! It simply does what it says it does. For now I'm using the free version. I'm not sure I want the "capture on shake" feature but it's certainly worth the $1.20 to support the developer.
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I would like to see if anyone comes up with the way to make the com.sec.android.app.screencapture work.

I know if im looking at my running services, then hold back and tap home, com.sec.android.app.screencapture will become a running service, but still cant snap any screenshots. I can stop that service and start it all day long. I just dont know how to trigger it.
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Did anyone take note of the app I linked to? It's legit. Used it to snag the screenshots for the home screen thread, saves in the "ScreenCapture" folder as though you triggered with the button combination. Figure it's better than tapping buttons like a madman, trying to find just the right mix.

I'm not likely to root until well down the line, so ShootMe isn't an option for now. Screen Capture Shortcut is legit if you're not looking to root. The first app I've been really excited about in a long time, even though all it really does is unlock a native feature.
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"this device is not supported."

Uninstalled.
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"this device is not supported."

Uninstalled.
Hm. That's interesting. I'm trying to figure out why it would work for certain Captivate users and not others. But I'm not an app developer, so I can't even really begin to make an educated guess.

Sorry to hear that.
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Hm. That's interesting. I'm trying to figure out why it would work for certain Captivate users and not others. But I'm not an app developer, so I can't even really begin to make an educated guess.

Sorry to hear that.
"unsupported" seems to be a common theme in the comments at AppBrain. No worries.
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how do you use this app?
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how do you use this app?
On the free version, when you launch it you'll find "capture from notification." Check that. Just below is "capture delay." I set that to 1 second. Then exit the app. When you want to capture a screen drag the notification bar down and click on the "Screen Capture Shortcut" notification. After the delay period (1 second in my case) the screen will be captured and written to a folder in internal storage named "ScreenCapture." It appears that the donate version has an option to "capture on shake."
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Took a quick pic of the default home screen.
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Your home screen...hmmmm....hope that's not in your closet
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yeah here's mine haha running stock froyo (and adw launcher)

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"unsupported" seems to be a common theme in the comments at AppBrain. No worries.
I was hoping the age of those comments had something to do with it, as all the ones I saw were posted before the release of Froyo for the Captivate.

Weaksauce.
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Couldn't download screen capture shortcut from app brain for some reason, but got it from the market and it works great.
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I was hoping the age of those comments had something to do with it, as all the ones I saw were posted before the release of Froyo for the Captivate.

Weaksauce.
Maybe because I'm already rooted...
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BIG THANKS, BIGCAT!!! -- I'm so happy I can do screen captures without rooting!

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Since I got 2.2, I accidentally took some screenshots. I have tried to duplicate it. When I researched, there was some chatter about holding the back key and then pressing the home key. It didn't work for me so I have no idea how to make it happen again but it may be worth a try for you
I just had the same thing happen to me. I somehow accidentally took a screen shot. The phone made the camera shutter sound and there was a screenshot in my gallery. I'm trying to find something somewhere explaining how it's done on purpose. I realize there are apps out there, but obviously it's built into the phone. I just want to know how it works.
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Hi. I've confirmed as well that you can, in fact, take a screenshot on a samsung captivate with button presses.
I did it by accident. I was trying to exit an app by pressing the back button quickly. The phone made a shutter sound and the words "screen captured" popped up on the screen.
I went to the gallery and found a new picture folder labeld, "screen capture".
I haven't been able to do it again...
I am running android 2.2.
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While I noted above that I'm using "Screen Capture Shortcut," today I accidentally took a screen shot WITHOUT using this app. I had started WeatherBug by accident. As other users of WeatherBug will know, it's not quick to start. I didn't want WeatherBug running so I began pressing "Back" to no avail EXCEPT I got this pop-up saying "Screen Captured" and a couple of images appeared in the "ScreenCapture" folder.
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Interesting...Just going through my gallery and noticed i took one the other day also. No idea how
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I accidentally took three screen shots today while pressing the home button on my captivate. My phone was going slow and freezing so it must have thought I put the screen capture combination of keys in and they shoe up in my gallery under screen capture... I can't seemto repeat it though. I don't know how I did it, but I know it's possible.
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I was reading a text message just now, and when I pressed the home key, my phone froze. I pressed the back key and got no response, then the home key again with no response, then I tried locking my phone (I'm almost positive it was in that order). When it finally came to, it said something along the lines of "capturing screen shot", then it created a new folder in my images gallery called "ScreenCapture" with an image of my phone screen when I was in my text conversation. Maybe it takes a combination of a frozen phone and button mashing to make it work.. :P That being said, I haven't been able to duplicate it.

(I updated to 2.2 about a month ago, and I don't have any screen capture apps installed.)
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blah the screen capture shortcut program is no longer available on android market!
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you mean this one?

https://market.android.com/details?id=jp.tomorrowkey.android.screencapturesho rtcutfree&feature=search_result
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Yes, but I searched it in the android market on my phone and it didn't show up.

And I tried to download it from the webpage but it says "This item is not compatible with your device" Samsung SGH-I897
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Yes, but I searched it in the android market on my phone and it didn't show up.

And I tried to download it from the webpage but it says "This item is not compatible with your device" Samsung SGH-I897
Few questions:

1) Are you updated to 2.2?
2) Are you rooted?
3) Does using the QR code work?



Hopefully one of these works for you. If not, I'll see if I can grab the .apk for you.
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Guys i found d key combination for taking a screenshot without installing any app
Simply keep ur back buttom pressed and press the home/center key twice.
Works fine for me on d Galaxy S...try it out
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Guys i found d key combination for taking a screenshot without installing any app
Simply keep ur back buttom pressed and press the home/center key twice.
Works fine for me on d Galaxy S...try it out
On my Captivate if I press and hold the back softkey and press the home softkey twice nothing happens.
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Guys i found d key combination for taking a screenshot without installing any app
Simply keep ur back buttom pressed and press the home/center key twice.
Works fine for me on d Galaxy S...try it out

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