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    Default Screen capture (screen shot) doesn't work

    Neither power button + volume (low, high, or anything) nor power button + home work.
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    Does it work for other people?
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    I just noticed mine stopped working too. It worked a few weeks ago but went to use it today and only works with hitting power and home which doesn't work for snap chat...
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    After reading this thread, I tried it, and pushing the power and volume buttons together still works for me. When I started to use the Nexus 7 a few months ago, I thought the screenshot feature didn't work at all. It took me a while to get the right feel or timing or whatever magic it took, but eventually it worked, including today, running 4.4.2.
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    Power button + volume down works for me. However the on-screen volume adjustment gets caught in the screen capture. Hopefully they will tweak the screen capture in the near future.
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    Power + vol dn does nothing on mine.
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    The screen capture does not occur instantaneously. Hold those 2 buttons for a second or two.
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    Just did Power and Volume Down and it works fine for me. I press them at the same time for about a second till it captures.
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    Holding power + vol dn does nothing on mine except reduce the volume to zero and bring up the power-airplane-silent mode thingie. Where is the screen shot image supposed to go, in the Gallery, right? How come it works for you guys but not for me?
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    Works great for me. The volume indicator doesn't come on either. I use this quite often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonard land View Post
    Holding power + vol dn does nothing on mine except reduce the volume to zero and bring up the power-airplane-silent mode thingie. Where is the screen shot image supposed to go, in the Gallery, right? How come it works for you guys but not for me?
    A few months ago, I had exactly the same question--why does it work for you guys and not for me? Someone suggested that it just took some practice, so I practiced and practiced. At first, all I got was the damned volume control. Then I got some screenshots, but they all had the volume control in them, ruining the shot. But FINALLY, I managed to get one, then two, then a bunch of screenshots without the volume control. And now I can do it pretty easily. Even now, I occasionally get the volume control in the photo, but mostly not. So the person who said Practice, practice, practice was right. And some of the advice given by others in this thread was right on target--e.g., about holding down both the power button and the volume down for a couple of seconds, not just hitting them and releasing them. Just don't give up.
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    "Practice, practice, practice ..."

    Ha ha - c'mon, this is silly!
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    You have to hold power and vol down not press at least for me

    Sent from my Nexus 7 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy97 View Post
    You have to hold power and vol down not press at least for me

    Sent from my Nexus 7 2013

    Doesn't work for me no matter how I try it. Surely I can't be the only one having this problem.
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    Yow! I finally got screen shot to work, sort of. Seems I need to mess about until I click the power button and volume down buttons at the precise same microsecond, and even then the screen shot gets obscured by the volume window.

    So now I have a screen shot in my Gallery, and it will probably be stuck there forever unless I can figure out how to delete it, which is more than I have been able to do with the other unwanted pictures in my gallery / scrapbook.
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    to delete from your Gallery, depending on the view, hold on the one you want deleted until the trash can appears on a top toolbar. If nothing is happening when you hold, give it a little two finger squeeze to see the 3 dots on the top right, push for options including delete.
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    Nope. No trash can at the top, nor is delete one of the 3 dot options.
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    Thank to the feller here, dap..., on 2/23/13, I have FINALLY got rid of the photos in Gallery. They make it as UNINTUITIVE as it can be, and I'm sure I'll forget how to do this next time I want to.

    Removing Photos from Gallery

    The super secret method is:

    Go to settings/apps/gallery/ then tap clear data.
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    I'm not sure why you couldn't delete the photo as described above, by long-pressing it in the gallery and tapping the garbage can icon. You're using the Gallery app, using a 2013 Nexus 7 running KitKat 4.4.2, right? When I open the Gallery app, there are a bunch of folders. If I select the Screenshots folder, all of the saved screenshots come up. If I long-press one of them, a number of options appear at the top of the screen, including a garbage can icon. Can you confirm that you don't see that? Remember that you can only delete a photo that is stored locally on your device. If it's a photo from Google+/Picasa, you can't delete it from the Gallery app, because it's from the cloud.

    Clearing the data from the Gallery app won't actually remove the screenshot picture file from your storage--it just clears the thumbnail cache that the Gallery app generates for itself when it first scans your device for media files. I suspect that at some point, it will rescan, find those photos, and repopulate the Gallery.
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    " I suspect that at some point, it will rescan, find those photos, and repopulate the Gallery."

    Oh no! How do I keep it from doing that? I've turned sync off. Will that do?
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    Go to Settings>Accounts-Google>[your Google account]. On that screen, you can uncheck whatever you don't want synced from Google. Depending on the device, the components to uncheck (if you don't want your Gallery synced) would be Picasa and/or Google Photos. In order to see the checkboxes, you do have to turn on background sync first.
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    Thanks, BD. I've already unsynced the Google. I don't get the last sentence, tho. How do I turn on "background sync" - and do I really want to turn on some kind of sync again?
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    You turn on general sync option just to see your list of possible things to sync.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Stevens View Post
    Thanks, BD. I've already unsynced the Google. I don't get the last sentence, tho. How do I turn on "background sync" - and do I really want to turn on some kind of sync again?
    You can toggle background sync (also known as automatic sync) by placing the Power Control widget on a homescreen tapping the sync icon to turn it on or off. If it's on, then all of the Google components that are checked in the Settings menu I mentioned above will automatically sync in the background. If it's off, then you have to manually sync those Google components (e.g., by swiping down in Gmail, or tapping the Refresh option in Calendar). It sounds like you'd prefer to keep background sync off--in that case, you just have to manually sync your Google apps when you want to.

    However, by unchecking Picasa or Google Photos in the Settings menu mentioned above, your Gallery won't sync with the cloud, and those albums shouldn't show up again.

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