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    Default Palm Swipe SS is crap & Home+Power SS not working

    The palm swipe screenshot feature is garbage so i disabled it. But I can't get the Home+Power or Home+Volume to take a screenshot.

    Is there something i am missing or some setting i have to change so that the Home+Power will take screenshots?
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    ICS hold power+ down UNTIL screen captures.
    I learned I was letting go too soon.


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    Default Re: Palm Swipe SS is crap & Home+Power SS not working

    Quote Originally Posted by ScandaLeX View Post
    ICS hold power+ down UNTIL screen captures.
    I learned I was letting go too soon.


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    for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (AT&T) its Home+Power and you have to wait until it takes the SS (about 2 seconds)
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    You know your palm has to touch the screen right? That's far easier than the home + whatever option.
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    Default Re: Palm Swipe SS is crap & Home+Power SS not working

    Home + Power works well/easily for me. Just make sure you press them at the same time. The palm swipe thing was far too unreliable for me to ever use - disabled.
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    Works for me swipe from rite to left u have to glide across screen

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    Here is the trick to the palm swipe. Use the edge of your hand (like a karate chop) not with your hand flat.

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    yea the palm swipe works great..
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    Just look it up on YouTube. It's simple once you see a demo

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    I think the problem most people have (myself included) is that they try to swipe the entire length of the screen. Try keeping your fingers off the screen and just using the edge of the palm of your hand
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    Not sure why you guys are making such an easy task out to be a difficult one. Both methods are about as simplistic and easy as it gets. Palm swiping might not be as natural but it still works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taojin View Post
    You know your palm has to touch the screen right? That's far easier than the home + whatever option.
    Yes i knew that.

    Here is an example of why I think the palm swipe sucks:

    I want to take a SS of a web page i have zoomed in on. I swipe my palm from right to left. The webpage scrolls to the right a bit, before it takes the SS. So the SS i get is not at all the SS i was trying to take.

    You see?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdelponte View Post
    Yes i knew that.

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    I want to take a SS of a web page i have zoomed in on. I swipe my palm from right to left. The webpage scrolls to the right a bit, before it takes the SS. So the SS i get is not at all the SS i was trying to take.

    You see?
    I did the swipe in the default browse, Chrome, and Firefox and didn't see any screen movement and the SS was taken as designed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdelponte View Post
    Yes i knew that.

    Here is an example of why I think the palm swipe sucks:

    I want to take a SS of a web page i have zoomed in on. I swipe my palm from right to left. The webpage scrolls to the right a bit, before it takes the SS. So the SS i get is not at all the SS i was trying to take.

    You see?
    no... no i dont.. unless your missing part of you hand i think this couldnt get any easier.
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    It's very simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by litlprince View Post
    no... no i dont.. unless your missing part of you hand i think this couldnt get any easier.
    you mentioned "from right to left"
    try from left to right. where right is the power button location
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    Palm swipe works perfectly on my device

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    works great from left to right.
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    Palm Swipe works just fine on the Verizon/ATT/etc Galaxy S3 (SIII) you must swipe from left to right or right to left and the side of your hand must swipe across the glass(actually touching the glass on the pinky side of your hand with your hand held out straight just like you hold your hand in karate chop shape but you swipe the side of your hand from right to left or left to right).... I kept seeing all the people saying you should not touch the screen! It will not work if you don't touch the screen! Just simply swipe across the screen with the side of the hand wiping the screen like a window shield wiper.
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    Palm swipe was working very well on my s3. Easily captured many screen shots, but now not working even though activated in settings! Home + power works fine. Also mute by palm function not working! Phone unlocked running Android 4.1.1.onO2 Help!
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    I will try again but after updating to JB, palm swipe does not work on the lock screen. It works fine other than the lock screen.

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    I have found it works every time if I make a "loose fist" and swipe with that rather than holding my hand like a "karate chop" because you need the bulk of side of your hand to swipe across the screen.
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    No joy but Home button plus power allows lock screen screen capture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taojin View Post
    You know your palm has to touch the screen right? That's far easier than the home + whatever option.
    Yeah I always use the palm swipe I never use the other way... I even forgot how to do it at one point

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    My zte 4g when i turn it on it saids android for ever wont go to my lock screen because i dont have swipe
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