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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MaxPower1, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. MaxPower1

    MaxPower1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Palm swipe to capture is the stupidest thing I've ever seen in my life. I have it disabled but pressing the power and home buttons doesn't take a screenshot. I have Sprint's S3 running stock 4.1.1.

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Are you sure? I find it Really tricky. You have to press and hold them both at EXACTLY the same time. No delay between button presses.

    Swipe is great though
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  3. MaxPower1

    MaxPower1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Nothing, I pressed power + home at the same time at least 30 times and nothing happens.
  4. ninja636rider

    ninja636rider Member

    Are you holding both buttons down for a second or two? It took me a while to figure it out too.
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  5. FxsX24

    FxsX24 Member

    press and hold as ninja and Suroot said
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  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I said hold too :)
  7. FxsX24

    FxsX24 Member

    ego satisified

  8. andrejhoward

    andrejhoward Newbie

    I love the palm swipe, works like a champ for me.

    That said isn't there different ways to do it depending on if you use a launcher?
  9. Heisenberg123

    Heisenberg123 Android Enthusiast

    it works jsut keep trying and you will learn the timing to get it to take a screen shot
  10. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Ha ha ha
  11. FxsX24

    FxsX24 Member

    plamswipe is great, except when the page your trying to SS moves on you
  12. MaxPower1

    MaxPower1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Oh wow, I wasn't holding. Looks like I'm stupider than swipe to capture. (I was trying to take a screenshot of an email in Gmail in landscape mode and it was practically impossible)
  13. valorian

    valorian Android Expert

    The palm swipe is one of the best features of this phone. I can have the phone sitting on the table, swipe my palm and got a screen shot. No more worrying about getting the buttons pressed just right.
  14. phil75231

    phil75231 Well-Known Member

    I have never used screen swipe except the first time I tried it just to see if it worked. I have, however, been known to use the backhand swipe on stupid people.
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Even though the physical damage is minimal, its much more satisfying with an open hand.
  16. phil75231

    phil75231 Well-Known Member

    This is true.:smokingsomb:
  17. Jeepmaster

    Jeepmaster Well-Known Member

    I too don't like the Palm swipe only because when I put my s3 in my jeans, it takes a screen shot. Power+home works just fine. Using tasker, i can also program in holding just the menu button to activate screen capture.
  18. pgus13

    pgus13 Well-Known Member

    How the hell does the swipe work?? For the life of of me I can't get it to work!!
  19. valorian

    valorian Android Expert

    Do you have it activated under motions?

    I use the outside of my hand. Start from the left side of the phone and swipe to the right. Get as close to the phone as to can. Don't swipe too fast or it will not work.

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