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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mseif, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. mseif

    mseif Well-Known Member
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    I used to take screen shots very easily on my S2. Now with S4 it is much more difficult. I use ofcourse the same 2 buttons , the On/off and the menu buttons, but it works only every 5 or 6 trials.
    Also I do not hear a sound, so it is difficult to know that I did take the shot.

    Is there a way to re-configure the buttons or make them work easily, and hear the sound /

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. ScorpDX

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    Should be using the power and home button. Not the menu button.
     
  3. mseif

    mseif Well-Known Member
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    Thanks and sorry , you are right. I meant the home actually and not the meue. I already took some shots, but i have to repat the trial many times.

    Can I cinfigure it by another set of buttons ?
     
  4. Hawker

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    Simply enable Palm motion and capture the screen by swiping the side of your hand from one side of the screen to the other.
    Simples!
    :)
     
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  5. SebaKL

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    Make sure you press and HOLD, till the screenshot happens.
    Don't just press and let go.

    Or, as Hawker suggested, use the palm swipe:
    System Settings - My device - Motion and Gestures <slide the toggle button to turn it on> - touch the Palm Motion text to enter sub menu, where you can select Capture Screen.
     
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  6. mseif

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    Thank you Hawker and SebaKL, really appreciate it, will test it.
     
  7. beowulf7

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    It's not so simple if the palm swipe doesn't work. I tried dozens of times and it doesn't work for me. I have the VZW version running the older MDK (not ME7) firmware. Perhaps it's the firmware update that fixes it, but I don't want to lose root. So, I'll just do the 2-button salute to take a screenshot.
     

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