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

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.



1. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

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

2. Thomas5.3

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 30, 2011

shocking innovations

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 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

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011


5. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

6. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Should be,reading and testing.

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