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Suggestion: provide screenshot shortcut [released]

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asked 2013-12-25 17:27:45 +0200

hardcodes.de gravatar image

updated 2013-12-25 17:32:27 +0200

Kondou gravatar image

Hi there,

yes in the store are screenshot apps. But they need to be started, a timer is running and you have to get to the interesting content just in time. Please provide a shortcut with the keys or a gesture - whatever. E.g. press power and volume down simultaneously (or other combinations). Even the fruit company can do that. Jolla can do better, be #unlike!

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by JoHe
close date 2016-10-10 10:27:15.168810



Yep, this would be nice to have. On the BB10 it very easy to get screenshots, just pressing volume +/- at the same time, something like that would work. But just fyi, from the CLI, grabscreen is your friend if you didn't know.

onion ( 2014-01-21 10:05:43 +0200 )edit

over a year has passed and still it seems not to be possible with native features. This should become a higher priority I think.

xenoide ( 2015-03-30 01:01:13 +0200 )edit

It's 20th of April, 2016, and still no keys shortcut(

s_gintou ( 2016-04-20 22:11:11 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-04-24 10:43:53 +0200

ppartti gravatar image

I want the basic "power & volume +" to take screenshots. Also I'd like to take them by covering the proximity sensor (of course this function would turn off when calling someone). I hope this answer bumps this question back to the top of Together.

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I also think that power + volume up (with possibility to change it power+volume down for the devices which has powerbutton under volumebuttun unlike Jolla) is the way to go. People coming from example Android / WP would be familiar with this functionality + it wouldn't be problem for those who want to use app, pulley whatever, since power+volume isnt used currently anyways.

huuhaa ( 2016-03-08 12:11:51 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-03-15 01:59:42 +0200

tweek gravatar image

My suggestion would be that they could use the same technique as the apps, but from the notifications screen. If they add a pulley option "take screenshot" to the menu and it starts a countdown you would only have to dissmiss the notifications. The plus side to this is that notifications are available everywhere.

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Pulley seems to be the obvious way to go, but it would be better if pulley was accessible everywhere.

Kehis ( 2014-07-20 20:37:00 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-05-19 23:34:38 +0200

JoHe gravatar image

updated 2015-06-03 16:54:32 +0200

As Sailfish OS provides great multitasking, could you accept this as an answer: ScreenTapShot released 3 months ago in Jolla Store provides screenshot also without a timer.

Edit: As the original author and updater of this question has last seen on Sep 29 '14 and Jul 21 '14, what do others think, does ScreenTapShot answer to this question?

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ScreenTapShot sure is a great tool, but having a native shortcut without a need for a screen overlay or having another app running certainly would be optimal :)

zagrimsan ( 2015-11-13 10:29:33 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-06-03 16:59:31 +0200

ApB gravatar image

Three finger swipe from outside the screen would be better than key combinations.

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answered 2015-11-12 14:08:38 +0200

HarhaanJohtaja gravatar image

updated 2015-11-12 14:09:09 +0200

I guess this is coming some day:


[lipstick] Take a screenshot when pressing both volume buttons. Fixes JB#30206
There is a delay of 3 seconds before the shot is taken after pressing the buttons.

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@HarhaanJohtaja: Should be included in upgrade 2.0.2

spiiroin ( 2016-03-17 06:22:32 +0200 )edit

Is this a feature?

If so is it possible to adjust the time delay?

rfa ( 2017-10-30 00:07:27 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-11-29 12:15:26 +0200

florifreeman gravatar image

Iam really missing that Feature! It´s a MUST even my Windows Phone can do it and MS changed the combination for this already for better ergonomics (from Home + Power to Power + Vol. Rocker).

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answered 2013-12-25 18:08:19 +0200

leszek gravatar image

Yeah I would really like something that would use the front camera and whenever I close my eyes hard it would take a screenshot. It just takes someone to programm this :)

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answered 2016-03-09 11:56:10 +0200

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updated 2016-03-09 11:56:10 +0200

ajisht2 gravatar image

I have another suggestion, like in "Belle Extra Buttons" app for Nokia Belle. Just touch the Right/left top corner of your screen to take screen shot instantaneously. Works very well. I would like it in sailfish os-if I may :)

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