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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Air Planet, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Air Planet

    Air Planet Newbie
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    When we take screenshot in Samsung mobiles or in any other mobiles at screenshot taking time screenshot are saving our notifications or any other messages showing or passwords etc. on top with saving screenshot message showing in attached picture?

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    #1 Air Planet, Oct 15, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2020
  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    I'm not exactly sure what the question is. When you take a screenshot, it captures what's on your screen as an image file and either places it on the clipboard, saves it to a file, or both. You may see a notification following to indicate that the screenshot was successful or that it was saved as a file, but it doesn't record anything else. That said, if a password or any personal information are on the screen at the time of the screenshot, it will be saved, but only as an image.
     
  3. Air Planet

    Air Planet Newbie
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    https://ibb.co/gZHQVgk

    you can see above link when we take screenshot at top of mobile display showing message "SAVING SCREENSHOT" and when we have app notifications etc. at top of mobile display that will also capture in screenshot or anything which show on top of mobile display?
     
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Can't see it, as that site is requiring a CAPTCHA, which seems to be broken.

    Suggest you attach screenshot images directly to your posts. Then we can all see them.
     
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  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    A screen shot captures exactly what is on the screen at the moment you capture it. The "SAVING SCREENSHOT" is just letting you know it was successful.
     
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  6. Air Planet

    Air Planet Newbie
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    I have attached screenshot directly multiple times but that was not showing.
     
  7. Air Planet

    Air Planet Newbie
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    It means we should be careful when we take screenshots because at top of mobile display app notifications and maybe messages etc. also showing which will be captured in screenshots?
     
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好


    Suggest you shoot the AF forum mods a message about that. Although I believe AF forum attachments should be under 1MB.
     
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  9. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    It's the way ibb shares and grants access. The forum tags just can't read it. It would be better to attach the image than to link it.

    Screenshots don't capture anything that is not on the screen at the time you take it. If you have notification icons in the bar, it will show those, but not the notification itself. Now if you pull down the notification bar to show the notifications and messages and then take a screenshot, yeah, they'll be visible.
     
  10. Air Planet

    Air Planet Newbie
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    "but not the notification itself" you mean notifications messages or notification icons? And if you mean just notifications icons then are you sure just notifications icons show in top of screenshots and not notifications messages or any other content WhatsApp, text messages or any other content etc.?
     
  11. Air Planet

    Air Planet Newbie
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    its almost 17KB picture but not showing or how can I attach picture without URL?
     
  12. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Yes. The screenshot is just an image of what was being displayed on the screen at the time. Nothing more. So it is no more possible for someone to find out from the screenshot what those notifications said than it is to take a photo of a closed book then use that photo to read the content of the book.

    So if you open a message and take a screenshot then the screenshot will show the message, because the message was on the screen when you took the screenshot. If you don't open the message but have a notification icon on the screen, the screenshot will show the icon, so people will know that you had a notification from that app, but they won't be able to read the actual content of the notification because that wasn't on the screen at the time and so isn't part of the image.
     
    #12 Hadron, Oct 15, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2020
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  13. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Use the "upload a file" button.
     
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