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Can apps see what is on my screen while I'm using other apps? If so, how can I disable it?

Here in China, I use a lot of Chinese apps that have sketchy practices. Can apps see what is on my screen while I'm using other apps? If so, is there any way to disable it either through the settings ...
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Samsung Galaxy S24 Android 13 Notification Suppression for Children's School

Small non-profit that cares for high-risk children uses stealth recording software on company-owned cell phones that stay on the property to protect the kids. They have legal right, etc. Cannot find a ...
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How to mute or change the screenshot sound?

TCT (also called TCL) Alcatel 3T 10 (model 8088Q) Android 9 tablet makes a loud unpleasant sound when taking screenshots. On top of that, turning the DND or silent mode on doesn't mute the screenshot ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot or audio/video recording of a Zoom meeting?

When being invited to join a Zoom meeting on an Android phone, is it possible to take a screenshot or audio/video recording of the meeting, using any other applications installed on the phone?
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How do I deny the DETECT_SCREEN_CAPTURE permission?

If an app requests the DETECT_SCREEN_CAPTURE permission (new to Android 14), how can I deny it that permission? I don't want the app to get a SecurityException or anything like that; I just want to ...
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Google Pixel 6 sceenshot function has been replaced by Google Assistant

I have used Android for years and for most Android phones, pressing power + Volume Down together takes a screenshot. I have used my Google Pixel 6 for 2 years now, and the screenshot function has ...
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Honor 8 : Is there a way of taking a screenshot without using the power button?

When I used to take a screenshot on a cell phone (Honor 8, not rooted, Android 8.0.0), I push the power button and the volume button together. But now the power button on a cell phone has stopped ...
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"Letter 'A' with multiple lines" icon appears after taking a screenshot

I noticed an icon (seen on the attached image) on the Edit screen that appears after taking a screenshot on my Honor Android phone. Image resized. Click for full size I'm unsure of its functionality ...
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How to take screenshot using Power button only?

I find using Power + Vol - extremely cumbersome. Is it possible to change this to holding Power Button? I'm on Android 10.
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How to disable the screenshot sound effect on Android 12 (and above)?

To my knowledge there's no such setting in AOSP, having combed through the system options in several major LineageOS (19 at the time) and CyanogenMod releases. The only method I know is to delete the ...
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Screenshot always turns out dimmed on MIUI

When I take a screenshot on my Android Smartphone, it always turns out dimmed. For example, if a pixel is completely white (i.e. #ffffff in color) it is light gray in the screenshot. See the example ...
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Google Assistant: Search screen is not offered anymore

Until a few days back, whenever I opened Google Assistant as "overlay" while having open another app, the assistant always offered something saying "What's on my screen?". When ...
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Extract some messages from WhatsApp in a "long screenshot"

I need to extract some messages from WhatsApp in a way of a long screenshot. A long screenshot means that amount of messages is bigger than the physical screenshot of the device. I often see such ...
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Converting long-scrolling screenshot to PDF on Android without white background

Suppose I have a long-scrolling screenshot that I took with a phone, and when I convert it using those apps, it looks like the screenshot is just put on the regular-size white background page as you ...
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Taking screenshot inside Android TV apps or while watching TV channels

I can take screenshots of the screen of my Android TV (Philips device, Android 9) with an external keyboard using the PrintScreen key, and also with a button remapping app. It works just like on an ...
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Low-latency screenshot from Android emulator

I'd like to grab the screen 10 times a second to feed it into a computer vision model. Running screencap in a loop in adb shell is too slow. Other answers have suggested reading from /dev/graphics/fb0,...
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Why LSPosed slows down screenshot take?

My phone is Samsung Galaxy M20 (OneUI 2.0 - Android 10) and I use the latest Magisk v24.3 (24300). After installing LSPosed, my phone takes screenshots more slowly. Why? Is possible to fix this? If ...
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Alternative way to obtain Android screenshot in shell?

Ok, so first, I realized that one of my screen capturing apps on an Android 7 tablet, did not work (gave me a black screen capture), and then I realized this app not have the "Screen capture"...
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Is there any way to remove "Screenshot" option from power menu for Android 10+?

Is there any way to remove "Screenshot" option from power menu for Android 10+ without a 3rd party app, or with a custom xml?
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Disabling screenshots systemwide

How can I disable screenshots systemwide for every app? I'm running the Samsung Galaxy A51 with Android 11.
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How to take a screenshot from a video capture?

I recorded a screen capture of catching a shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go and it about 25 seconds long, with the stars sparkling at about 0:00:11 of the video. So how do I capture the moment and make it ...
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How to solve "Couldn't save screenshot storage may be in use"

i have been experiencing an issue on my smartphone.Every time i try to save a picture it says"Couldn't save screenshot,storage may be in use" I already tried to clean the whole cache but it ...
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Galaxy S10+ - Gallery broken in weird ways - can't see pictures, can't save camera photos and can't take screenshots

I'm having a very strange problem today with my Galaxy S10+. I had an update yesterday evening, and all of today it's been broken in a weird way. This'll be a longish post because I want to be really ...
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How do I do a screenshot on a RCA 10" tablet?

My RCA only has touch screen volume control. Holding down the power while touching volume down doesn't work. Is there another way?
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how to take screenshot and disable flag_secure

I am kind of surprised that there seems to be no clear way to do this. I have a rooted pixel 4 with android 11. I can't pass ctsProfile but it is rooted. I have also tried to use Taichi apk to create ...
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Are there any ways to end a screen recording besides using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen?

I love the new screen recording feature, but I'm frustrated that every recording has to end with me pulling down the top menu to end it. What I mean is that this action is included in the recording. ...
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How to disable FLAG_SECURE by modifying an APK file?

I want to mod an APK so that its FLAG_SECURE can be disabled. Can anyone please guide me in doing that? I have used apktool to decompile the app, but I don't know which specific file to find in smali ...
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How to take a screenshot using a keyboard shortcut on an android device?

I find using the power-button + down-volume button extremely cumbersome especially when taking time sensitive screenshots. Is it possible to do this using a shortcut key on a bluetooth keyboard?
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How to disable sound during screenshot in Android 11 on Pixel 3?

I've already followed the steps here (although modified a bit, since I think that example wasn't using Android 11) to disable screenshot sound notifications: But the setting seemed to have no effect. ...
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Is there any way to save data i.e. Screenshot/ photo to external storage by default

I am using Moto G. It is Android 6.0. Internal storage 16Gb. Now I want to store all screenshot and photo/ video taken using default camera app and whatsapp/ other social media data to external ...
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Why will my Pixel 3a XL no longer take screenshots?

I have a Pixel 3a XL phone running Android 11. Until recently I was able to take screenshots by holding down the power button and then selecting screenshot from the menu. However, over the past week ...
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Display full screen screenshot/photo preview?

I am looking for a method that can be used to select screenshots, but when displaying them it does in full screen, so we just slide to see the next one. By "selector" I mean, other app wants ...
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Any way to force change an Android device screenshot folder location / destination?

Is there any way to force an Android device to change it's screenshots file folder / destination location? Like ADB command or something? Something that is native and permanent? Something that isn't ...
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Symlink from /sdcard to /sdcard

I am trying to have Google Markup output its image somewhere other than its default location. I have used different ROMs and versions of those ROMs, and each combination I tried has Google Markup's ...
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How to make a screenshot using Termux

When I am using Termux may I send a command to create and save a smartphone screenshot in /sdcard/DCIM ?
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How to make a "system" screenshot with ButtonMapper

Since a recent update of ButtonMapper the functionality to make a "system screenshot" (if you have root) seemed to be replaced by a "app screenshot", which is limited in some apps as Instagram of ...
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How to screencap the smaller display of Samsung Galaxy Fold using ADB 'screencap' command?

I'm trying to take a screenshot of Samsung Galaxy Fold's smaller display. I use shell screencap -p /sdcard/testss1.png but it only captures the main display ― which is off ― and gets a black image. ...
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Disable Volume and Power button screenshot

Pressing Volume (-Up or -Down) and Power button takes automatic screenshot. Can I disable this feature? (I often grab my phone and press those buttons by mistake). I use OnePlus with OxygenOS 9.
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How to find screeshots from PC?

I'm looking for a screenshot, which I can see in Google Photos under Device folders -> Screeshots. But when I browse it from my PC (Windows 10), in DCIM folder I can only see Camera one (I read it ...
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How to allow an app to take screenshots automatically?

How can I allow an app to automatically take screenshot? I'm not talking about apps disabling screenshots on them, I can take screenshot of the thing manually, but I'd like to automate it. I use the ...
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How to take screenshot, when app does not allow to do it? [duplicate]

My education app does not app me to take screenshot when I play video on it. So can you please tell me , there is any to take out the screenshot.
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How to increase time of holding buttons to take screen shot on Samsung Note 8

I have looked around online and not found an answer since the question seems too specific! My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 8. I find that even a quick accidental press of volume down and power ...
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Prompt for filename for screenshot

I have an S7 with Android 8 and Samsung Experience 9 Is there a way to be prompted for a filename when you take a screenshot? Thanks
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Screenshot as PNG instead of JPEG?

Is there a way to teach a Samsung Galaxy S9+ with Android 9 (Pie) to generate screenshots as PNG files instead of JPEG files? I was looking for such a configuration option (in Settings) but came up ...
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Wrong date stored when taking a screenshot

I have a Galaxy Nexus running CyanogenMod 10.2.1 (IIRC that's the last official stable version released). Beside both being quite old they're working for years without any big issue, but yesterday I ...
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How to Disable FLAG_SECURE without root?

I just realised the only way to bypass screenshot security on certain apps is to disable this FLAG_SECURE, which as I see can be done using Xposed module. But I don't want to root my phone. Is there ...
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How do I change the Umi Super's shortcut button to take screenshots?

I have a Umi Super (rooted) device with one shortcut button (press it, and it opens an app of your choice) I want to remap the key to take screenshots. I have tried Button Mapper - but it takes to ...
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Samsung S7 Oreo upgrade decreased screenshots quality

I did this week the Oreo upgrade on my Samsung S7 device. When I'm now taking a screenshot, the file is in JPG instead of PNG and the quality is just terrible. I really need to revert back to the ...
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How can I take a screenshot of the notification bar dropdown?

Sometimes I get a notification in the notification bar, I pull it down, and then I want to take a screenshot. I press the power button to make the screenshot, a menu appears to either shutdown, ...
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How to Audit Android Apps (for screenshot activity)

How do I audit my android's apps to determine which apps are taking screenshots of my activity? I recently installed & ran diskdigger to undelete an image I had accidentally deleted, but the ...
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