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  1. Tee's Avatar
    I did a concept for how screenshot function should work for windows phone



    you can read more about it @ freeing metro from guidelines
    Last edited by Tee; 12-29-2011 at 01:03 AM.
    12-29-2011 12:45 AM
  2. paperkraft's Avatar
    >So, the second implementation is to simply hold the back button three seconds more after the app switching screen appears. I like this method better because it’s subtle.

    Well actually, this is not subtle as you think. Having the same action (hold back button) for the app-switcher view and screenshot tool mixes up things. It's actually better to go iOS route(power+home button) or ICS route(power+volume down button).
    12-29-2011 02:15 AM
  3. thed's Avatar
    Well actually, this is not subtle as you think. Having the same action (hold back button) for the app-switcher view and screenshot tool mixes up things. It's actually better to go iOS route(power+home button) or ICS route(power+volume down button).
    I agree, this could be confusing to people and easily cause accidental screenshots. I like the idea of using the app switching interface though. Maybe a long press on the app from the switching interface could open a context menu that lets you take a screenshot. That would be an elegant solution that makes more sense than a magic button combination.
    12-29-2011 08:37 AM
  4. jmburke1982's Avatar
    Or maybe something like pressing a combination of two of the buttons (back, home, search) together would work well.
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    12-29-2011 09:51 AM
  5. fifthGear's Avatar
    The multi-tasking screen (the one obtained by long-holding the back button) is nothing but an image viewer for a bunch of screen shots. How about being able to long-hold on any of those screen shots to bring up an action menu with options such as: close, reorder and save screenshot.
    Winterfang, sfleuriet and GekkoAce like this.
    12-29-2011 01:04 PM
  6. Tee's Avatar
    I was think about the buttons combination too. But the problem is that different OEMs lock them up for their internal usage. For example, my Omnia 7 volume down + power button will boot the phone into download mode for ROM updates.

    I want to retain the minimum appearance of the app switcher and putting menus and buttons on it makes it less elegant.
    Last edited by Tee; 12-29-2011 at 03:46 PM.
    12-29-2011 03:17 PM
  7. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Why not implement something a little more intuitive? Go into the app switching menu hover over to the app you'd like to take a screenshot of, then just press the camera button every device has one... And if you wanna launch the camera from the task switcher directly instead, then just long press the camera button.
    12-29-2011 05:13 PM
  8. Winterfang's Avatar
    The multi-tasking screen (the one obtained by long-holding the back button) is nothing but an image viewer for a bunch of screen shots. How about being able to long-hold on any of those screen shots to bring up an action menu with options such as: close, reorder and save screenshot.
    This is a wonderful idea. Not only can we have screenshots but also the much needed close apps idea.
    12-29-2011 05:15 PM
  9. jimski's Avatar
    Why not use the Homebrew solution that already works. Open the app, start screen capture (for 1 to 5 minutes). Go to the screens you want to shoot and start pressing the camera button. When finished, answer No to the dialog and your captures are done, or let the timer time out. Easy to get multiple captures of the same app with different views.

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    12-29-2011 07:38 PM
  10. GekkoAce's Avatar
    Yeah.. The homebrew screen capture that's already out is an almost perfect solution. If it was built into the settings menu it would be even better.

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    12-29-2011 08:15 PM
  11. GekkoAce's Avatar
    Great idea!
    The multi-tasking screen (the one obtained by long-holding the back button) is nothing but an image viewer for a bunch of screen shots. How about being able to long-hold on any of those screen shots to bring up an action menu with options such as: close, reorder and save screenshot.

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    12-29-2011 08:17 PM
  12. martin_strahilovski's Avatar
    Or MS can put "Save screenshot" on the "..." and if you are inside game or app they can make it like press and hold windows logo. Lots of possibilities, lets hope MS will embrace some of them.
    12-30-2011 05:59 AM
  13. martin_strahilovski's Avatar
    I did a concept for how screenshot function should work for windows phone

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    you can read more about it @ freeing metro from guidelines
    But i like your solution too. It way better that anything before!
    12-30-2011 06:00 AM
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