I'm running twilight and screenshots end up being red.

I would like a way to detect the screenshot event and disable twilight before the actual screen capture.

My device is not rooted. But I'm open to rooting.

Is this possible?


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It is possible with Macrodroid automation app (free upto 5 macros) and real easy to learn

I modified a macro to take screenshots on shaking and added your Twilight app

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Shaking the device takes shots (Trigger)

First action is Killing Twilight app ( requires root ) - alarm , pause, take screenshot, pause (adjustable for the time you think you would take a screen shot), launch Twilight app

Constraints -run this macro only when screen is on - so that you don't take screenshots while device is in pocket

After taking the screenshot you will be directed to Twilight page and not the page you were on - you need to switch to previous app

Edit: Here's a gif that shows Twilight being killed, screenshot taken and Twilight enabled on the Macro above

Go ahead and root, if you want this feature !

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  • It looks like this solution requires root privileges, when the op stated they don't have it. I'm looking for a non-root solution as well. Any ideas? Sep 7, 2023 at 15:22
  • @DavidT.Macknet AFAIK, not possible without root// OP was willing to root My device is not rooted. But I'm open to rooting.
    – beeshyams
    Sep 7, 2023 at 15:26
  • I keep getting nagged by Tasker to install something which would give me root. The little blurb about it says that it's a special code you have to enter every time you boot the phone. Sep 8, 2023 at 16:15
  • @DavidT.Macknet I am sorry but I don't use Tasker at all so can't help with that but to "kill" an app you sure need root//You could probably ask another question using this as background and some Tasker wise guys can help
    – beeshyams
    Sep 8, 2023 at 16:27
  • I expressed myself poorly. Tasker claims to give you root without jailbreaking the phone. If that is your need, I would give it a try. Sep 9, 2023 at 15:32

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