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Capturing screenshots in Windows Phone 8 might be possible with a simple key combo

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Capturing screenshots in Windows Phone 8 might be possible with a simple key combo
There is a lot to like about the upcoming Windows Phone 8 platform: the redesigned home screen, the support for high-resolution displays, the enhanced multitasking, the list goes on and on. And according to WPDang, Microsoft is adding one more tweak to the set, namely the ability to take screenshots without the need for any third-party software. Currently, the only way to do that in Windows Phone 7.5 is to have a jailbroken smartphone running an app like Screen Capturer.

Taking screenshots is a minor feature, we know, yet it has been absent all along, while Apple and Google have had it in their mobile platforms for quite a while. It is something that not everyone would necessarily need, but it can come in handy if one wants to take a quick note without exiting the web browser or the running application. If the source is to be trusted, capturing a screenshot in Windows Phone 8 will be possible by pressing the camera shutter key while holding down the Windows button.

Of course, you should file this under rumors for the time being. Whether taking screenshots on Windows Phone 8 will be possible or not will become known at a later time, possibly once the platform is out.

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posted on 17 Jul 2012, 04:17 4

1. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 123; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Cool. Good to hear about it....even as a rumor.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 04:18 1

2. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)


shocking innovations

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 04:58

3. tigermcm (Posts: 709; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


after looking at my Arrive I cant see me making this key combo working. a suggestion was made to hold the back key and have a camera icon appear

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 06:06 1

4. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Progress!

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 06:42

5. andrew1953 (Posts: 174; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


A lot of this going around but camera is probably the one feature on a mobile phone I use the least,if at all. Mainly reading and testing,hardly use the phone bit either.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 06:44

6. andrew1953 (Posts: 174; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Should be,reading and testing.

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