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    Default Screenshot on this phone is almost impossible!

    Every time I try to take a screenshot by pressing the power + volume button simultaneously, all that happens is I raise or lower the volume! Not to mention I have to hold the phone in a very unnatural position to even try to press the two buttons together. Is anyone else having such a hard time?!
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    Default Re: Screenshot on this phone is almost impossible!

    You will find it just takes practise just like the camera gesture.
    Practise makes perfect kinda thing ,grasshopper ha

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    Default Re: Screenshot on this phone is almost impossible!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beheima View Post
    Every time I try to take a screenshot by pressing the power + volume button simultaneously, all that happens is I raise or lower the volume! Not to mention I have to hold the phone in a very unnatural position to even try to press the two buttons together. Is anyone else having such a hard time?!
    Practice. And it only works when holding power and volume down not up.

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    Default Re: Screenshot on this phone is almost impossible!

    Sounds like a personal problem. I have zero issues taking a screenshot.
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    Default Re: Screenshot on this phone is almost impossible!

    Never missed one yet. It's just about timing it right like any other device.

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    Default Re: Screenshot on this phone is almost impossible!

    I'm not sure if I'm right since I don't have a moto x, but on my old galaxy nexus I had to actually press and hold the buttons instead of just pressing them once.

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    Default Re: Screenshot on this phone is almost impossible!

    Per the above comments, it is just an issue of timing and it is exactly like the Galaxy Nexus. I don't find it "unnatural" but you definitely need to retrain yourself to hold it appropriately to make it easier.
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    Default Re: Screenshot on this phone is almost impossible!

    It does take some timing. It is a bit awkward as you must use two hands. Once you get the timing on the power and lower volume key it should work fine.

    If you cannot get it to work there are apps for that. I used to have one that would take a screen shot when I shook the phone... back in the early days of Android.
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    Default Re: Screenshot on this phone is almost impossible!

    Quote Originally Posted by ne0ne View Post
    Practice. And it only works when holding power and volume down not up.

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    Mine won't take a screen shot this way. I have to push the power button a volume down at the same time and hold for a little. I can't hold either one first and then hit the other, won't work. Also I find it easier to do this in a kind of an angled portrait mode.
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    Default Re: Screenshot on this phone is almost impossible!

    Quote Originally Posted by Convert2 View Post
    Mine won't take a screen shot this way. I have to push the power button a volume down at the same time and hold for a little. I can't hold either one first and then hit the other, won't work. Also I find it easier to do this in a kind of an angled portrait mode.
    Yup have to hit power button and volume down at the same time thats where practice comes into play.As others said its just like Galaxy Nexus was.
    Also I know what ya mean of holding in an angled portrait mode

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    Default Re: Screenshot on this phone is almost impossible!

    I find it easiest to hold the phone in your left hand and use your index finger to hit the power button while hitting the volume down button with your middle finger. Yeah it's a bit of a hassle if you normally hold the phone with your right hand but it's an easy enough transition for a screen shot.
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