09-18-2013 04:35 AM
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  1. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I seem to recall the Galaxy S3 can do a hand swipe motion for a screenshot? Is the same possible for the Note 2 ?
    12-01-2012 01:44 AM
  2. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Yes it can. I love that feature.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    12-01-2012 01:54 AM
  3. gafly's Avatar
    I tried to take a screen shot with my palm for about 20 minutes and gave up. How exactly do you do it (after checking the option in motion settings of course)?
    12-01-2012 05:54 AM
  4. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I tried to take a screen shot with my palm for about 20 minutes and gave up. How exactly do you do it (after checking the option in motion settings of course)?
    Well like you said check the option and make sure motion is on. Then on the right side of the screen place your hand perpendicular to the screen like a butter knife, then swipe across the screen this way.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    12-01-2012 09:31 AM
  5. ibcop's Avatar
    I had a hard time with this on my S3. I just use the fail proof method - press the power and home buttons together and hold until the shot is taken.
    12-01-2012 10:10 AM
  6. gafly's Avatar
    Well like you said check the option and make sure motion is on. Then on the right side of the screen place your hand perpendicular to the screen like a butter knife, then swipe across the screen this way.
    I think my note hates my hand. haha. I'm doing exactly as you say and I'm getting no where. I even went back and unchecked and rechecked the option to see if that would do any good. How far away is your hand from the phone when you do it? I've tried at various distances.
    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    12-01-2012 10:39 AM
  7. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Touching the screen

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
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    12-01-2012 11:05 AM
  8. gafly's Avatar
    Ahh. It works! Thanks, Xcon.
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    12-01-2012 11:25 AM
  9. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    This is driving me crazy, I give up! I was only able to do the hand swipe screenshot one time and had trouble replicating it. The power and home button press does work however.
    12-01-2012 12:24 PM
  10. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    All right, I've gotten slightly better at this hand swiping thing. I noticed if I hold my hand in such a way as to give a karate chop to the phone, then just lightly tap the far right of the phone with the bottom of the hand (in same position as a handshake), then move hand across from right to left of screen. The problem is that I can only do this correctly maybe 2 or 3 tries out of 5, so it certainly isn't consistent.
    12-01-2012 10:11 PM
  11. brentj's Avatar
    The swipe works for me in either direction, and it works every time. Hand completely straight, like a karate chop to the phone, set the edge of little finger and hand down to touch either side of the screen and then swipe that edge of the hand across the surface to the opposite side of the screen. Very easy on my phone with my hand . . .
    12-02-2012 04:48 AM
  12. brandonx1000's Avatar
    I tell people to karate chop the screen, then slide across the phone. My coworker struggled with this very instance, and then did it with no problem.
    12-02-2012 07:26 AM
  13. The Hustleman's Avatar
    I really don't see how people have a problem with this lol.


    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the galaxy S III unfortunately on T-Mobile
    12-02-2012 08:48 AM
  14. cjc2k's Avatar
    Omg that's so cool , thanks!
    12-02-2012 04:33 PM
  15. KB Entertainer's Avatar
    It doesnt work for me AT ALL! It shouldnt be that difficult to see why people are having a hard time with it. It isnt like those of us who cant do it are idiots. Sometime with machines things go wrong dont be judgemental. All the proper functioning buttons have been pushed. Its in motion hand gesture mode. The hand screen shot box is check. It simpky does not work for me. Perhaps my hands are too small. Whatever I give up. It sucks
    03-02-2013 01:50 PM
  16. Josphe72's Avatar
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    Assume the Karate Chop position with your dominate hand. Place it on the far most edge of the phone , make contact with the screen and drag your hand across it.
    03-02-2013 04:44 PM
  17. GregMargie's Avatar
    Thank you for bringing this topic up..... cool feature and the hand swipe worked perfectly on my Note 2. Karate chop position, press down firmly as you swipe across. I swyped right to left.

    I was using the "press spen and button down on the screen" method which works great too! Only difference is the swipe sends it to the clip board and the spen press brings it up right away with the edit and save screen.

    Margie
    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    03-02-2013 08:49 PM
  18. GregMargie's Avatar
    It doesnt work for me AT ALL! It shouldnt be that difficult to see why people are having a hard time with it. It isnt like those of us who cant do it are idiots. Sometime with machines things go wrong dont be judgemental. All the proper functioning buttons have been pushed. Its in motion hand gesture mode. The hand screen shot box is check. It simpky does not work for me. Perhaps my hands are too small. Whatever I give up. It sucks
    Don't pay attention to those negative replies and don't give up!

    I had to press down pretty firmly as I swiped across. Try applying more pressure as you move across the screen.

    Margie
    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    03-02-2013 08:58 PM
  19. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I think maybe people are not touching the screen instead they may be floating their hands over.

    Like mentioned above in karate chop position make sure the length of your hand is touching from top to bottom then slide your whole hand across.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    03-02-2013 10:09 PM
  20. VeryTiredMom's Avatar
    There's a tutorial on the motion settings and has the option to 'try'
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    08-15-2013 02:15 PM
  21. tcrosby86's Avatar
    I upgraded my phone and gallery app as well as routing and doing a clean wipe on my note 2.My screen capture hasn't worked for the past week.My problem was that when I did the clean wipe, it didn't restart with a "Screenshot" folder.After creating one, swept to capture works perfect again!My 2 cents.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 4
    08-21-2013 02:08 PM
  22. Mustachio's Avatar
    the karate chop thing worked for me only when I oriented my hand vertically, from top/bottom, and then swiped from side to side. I was orienting my hand sideways, from side to side, and then swiping the same way, from side to side. But doing it that way, the phone cant tell if you're using just a finger or an entire hand, so it assumes you're using a finger (or S Pen) and functions appropriately. But placing your hand from top bottom (vertically) apparently can't be confused with anything else.
    09-12-2013 06:58 AM
  23. JessicaM0720's Avatar
    ohhhh Thanks! I wasn't touching the screen and couldn't figure out how to work this feature. Ive been trying for days. I feel like a dummy now.
    09-15-2013 11:45 AM
  24. GregMargie's Avatar
    When swiping across with karate chop style you need to press down hard as you swipe across.

    I more often use the S Pen to capture screen shots: hold in the button on the S Pen then hold it to the screen till it captures! Works perfectly!

    Margie
    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    09-15-2013 12:13 PM
  25. Nana Helen's Avatar
    I'm needing to find out the basics of how to take a screen shot. Could someone pls help me, then whats in this topic should make more sense Ta

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-16-2013 12:01 PM
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