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    Default How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    I seem to recall the Galaxy S3 can do a hand swipe motion for a screenshot? Is the same possible for the Note 2 ?
    Is that a Samsung Note 3 in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?
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    Yes it can. I love that feature.

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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    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)?
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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    Quote Originally Posted by gafly View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    Touching the screen

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    Ahh. It works! Thanks, Xcon.
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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    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.
    Is that a Samsung Note 3 in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?
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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    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.
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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    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 . . .
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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    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.
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    I really don't see how people have a problem with this lol.


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    Omg that's so cool , thanks!
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    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
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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?-uploadfromtaptalk1362263929107.jpg

    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KB Entertainer View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    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.

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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    There's a tutorial on the motion settings and has the option to 'try'
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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    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!

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    Default Re: How to do hand swipe for screenshot save?

    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

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