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User profile for user: vamoose vamoose. While using it, it will start taking random screen shots and then switch to the turn off screen Can any one shed some light on my situation? More Less. All replies Drop Down menu. Loading page content.
I recently made the jump to Windows 10 and constantly its been acting odd. I am probably paranoid but I dont remember taking screenshots and I am pretty sure id remember putting them in such a niche folder.
Another thing is I logged onto my PC this morning and my wifi was turned off mysteriously. Id be appreciative of any help. Posted 08 January - PM. Hi shark I'm suspecting a hardware issue. Can you hook uo another keyboard and see if that solves it. We can still also scan. However I did come across this. This would explain why its showing up in feedback. I am not gonna jump the boat and scream "corporate consipiracy!!!!
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You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I have the same question Previous Next. Charlie Klausen Replied on January 21, Independent Advisor. Is it truly random, or does it seem to be every hour, every 2 hours, when you run a certain task? Thanks for marking this as the answer. How satisfied are you with this reply? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. How satisfied are you with this response? In reply to Charlie Klausen's post on January 21, I wonder if you were to try to uninstall it and see if the problem still exists.
Give it a shot and let me know! Ok, and everything up to date as far as updates go? If so, install those first. This could very well be a profile issue. Once the new account is created, go ahead and log in with that user, and see if the screenshots continue. Let me know! This site in other languages x.Terrip25 New Member. I updated to Android Ver 2. I push the home button or return arrow to exit and then the camera turns on again. The phone is out of warranty but I am still under contract, so need to fix this.
Any ideas would be helpful. Also, I am new to the forum and have no idea what Gingerbread or anything else on these threads mean.
Kasey Krehbiel Member. That's not 2. It's still 2. The update updates the System version to 4. Still, I'd try it.
Im having the same problem with my droid x. Just randomly started happening today. It just starts taking random photos one after another. Tried rebooting it and removing battery, neither seems to have resolved the issue. It seems to go into tantrums where it will take a series of pictures and then after pushing back button and canceling it for a while it decides to give up. Not sure if this is a hardware or software issue. Please help! I took it apart and sprayed the connections with a precision electronics cleaner which basically cleans the electronics and dries evaporates up instantly.
I put it back together and it worked with it only reproducing the problem one additional time. I don't know if I fixed it or if it just fixed itself. But there were no system updates available since I had just done them prior to the camera problem.
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I currently have the same system version running as you do. I would never have taken it apart myself if I had warranty time left on the device.
I like to tinker, but not when it will cost me too much to replace something. Good luck, Terri. Brandonh10 New Member. Hi I had similar problems with my turbo 2! It took some embarrassing pics while at work.
Best thing to do is get new phone without that motion activator for camera. Steph New Member. Glad to see I was not the only one with this problem!
It only takes a minute to sign up. I haven't installed any screenshot applications, in fact my phone was recently wiped when upgrading to gingerbread. I have Gingerbread 2.
phone keeps taking screenshots
Samsung Mesmerize from US Cellular. I know they install bloatware but I've used this phone for months and it only did this after the upgrade to gingerbread that I know of. On occasion when I hit the power button the screen turns white and the phone vibrates, and I get a toast message saying "screen captured saved as image file" or something like that. Half the time the power button does that, half the time it turns off the screen normally.
Right this second I couldn't replicate, it's very random and frustrating. What could cause this? I see no unusual running apps unless GoLauncher is doing this, and I see no setting related to this in their app.
what does it mean if my pc is taking random screenshots?
When you hold the Home key and tap Power, it takes a screenshot. I would try the same workaround I propose in my answer to that question:. You'll have to do this every time you boot up your phone, unless you get a task killer or can remove it somehow, though either of those may have other side effects.
It isn't the GoLauncher or the firmware. I have been looking for a solution also but found nothing. Some sites said wipe your screen, that doesn't work. Then others say there isn't a solution. Best option I see as of now: When it does that press the back button once, wait a second, then press the power key. And no offense to Matthew's postbut on the Galaxy Mesmerized the back key and the power key take screen shots, not the home key like on most HTC's.
Hold your home button and your power button at the same time. Then hit the power button then it will lock it.
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Image Warp helps you transform pictures with manually adjustable grids April 14, Thanks Meter : Thread Deleted Email Thread. Every now and then I'll go into my gallery and there will be screenshots of my locksceen that i didn't take.
My phone is doing it on its own.
Anyone else get that? Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using xda premium. Milwaukee, WI. Join Date: Joined: Oct That would be the new Auto Screen shot feature. Happening when the phone thinks you need a screen shot JK, this may be a bug reporting feature. Some apps are taking screenshots as part of there bug reporting procedure.
I seen this happen a few times after force closes where a composed email would pop up with screenshot and logs attatched along with a slew of data in the body of the email. The only thing it didnt do is auto send the email.Here we bring to you a useful app available on Play Store which can help you screenshot without buttons on Android.
Moreover, we have also explained two different methods to take screenshot without using print screen button on Windows. Additionally, you will also learn one bonus method with which you can capture screenshots on Android with the home button.
Install the app and open it. Exit the app and you will see the assistive touch icon. Go to the desired screen you want to capture and tap on the assistive touch icon. Select Screenshot to capture the screen. When you set this up, you will not be able to use Google Assistant. Tap on the Done option on the bottom right. Find whatever it is you want to take a screenshot of and only press the home button.
After taking the screenshot, you will see some options at the bottom of your display. When you tap on this option, you will see a white square. If it needs some adjusting just tap a side and adjust it to the size, you need.
To the left of the share button, is the option to save the screenshot to your Android device once you have what you need. With the share button, you can use to send the screenshot to any app you have on your phone.
I was able to use both of them without any issues. The app is good, but it would be even better if it allowed you to designate any button as the trigger. For example, instead of it being the home button, you could go into settings and make the power button the trigger. Who knows. Maybe in the future, the developer will make some much-needed improvements.
Anyways you will be able to take a screenshot without Power button on Android using this app which you may require. Follow the steps below to turn on assistive touch on iPhone or iPad. This will enable assistive touch on your iOS device. To take a screenshot using Assistive touch tap on its icon and select Device. Now, tap on More and select Screenshot. Now coming to Windows PC, if you are looking for a print screen button alternative or if your print screen button is not working, then you always have a couple of options to take the screenshot on your Windows laptop or a PC.
Using one of the methods in this section, you can take the custom screenshot, which is not the case with print screen button. You do not have to install any software or apps on your Windows system to achieve this task. This will open the selected area screenshot in snipping tool.
If you want to take the screenshot without Snipping tool then you can use the on-screen keyboard. The On-Screen keyboard is nothing but a virtual keyboard. It will have all the keys available on your actual keyboard. Follow the steps to take the screenshot. This will take the screenshot. You can open paint and paste it. The drawback with this feature is that it captures on-screen keyboard in the screenshot.
So you have to adjust accordingly or use snipping tool.