Hello I am wondering if anyone has ever experienced this problem.

I am trying to take screenshots of my app (or any app that I have tried) in the emulator. When I take a screenshot quite frequently part of the screen is corrupt / missing, like shown below, it can happen anywhere on the screen not just on the keyboard. If when using monitor to take the screenshot I can refresh and it make work and take a proper picture or another area of the screen may then get the problem blank area.

Example screenshot (click image for larger variant)

I am using android-sdk_r22.6.2-linux on Ubuntu Trusty 14.04.

My emulated device is Nexus 4, 4.4.2, ARM cpu and any skin, no emulation options.

I have tried taking screenshots via monitor and adb but result in the same issue as seen in screenshot above.

Does anyone know how to fix this or am I going to have to take an ubuntu screenshot and crop to the android screen?

1 Answer 1


This may help:

1.Firstly start the emulator

2.Then go to the DDMS please select the emulator

3.Then left side we have button Screen Capture click this button

4.Screen Shot taken own App.

enter image description here

  • The questioner knows how to take a screenshot. The issue is that it doesn't work correctly.
    – Dan Hulme
    Jul 21, 2014 at 10:23

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .