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How to take screenshots on HTC EVO View 4G without HTC Scribe digital pen


Taking screenshots on Android devices generally requires either the SDK or root access. The HTC EVO View 4G, however, needs neither of these things. As with iOS devices, screenshot capabilities are built right into the 7-inch tablet.

Sure, the HTC Scribe digital pen lets you capture any page so that you can scribble on it, but it's an $80 optional accessory (currently free when the View is purchased with a two-year contract) that not everyone will want, use, and/or carry with them at all times. Fortunately, taking screenshots can be done without the pen. Here's how:

  • Quickly press the power button and Home button at the same time.

That's it. And yes, this is the same method used on iOS devices.

The View has two sets of capacitive buttons (Home, Menu, Back, Pen options), one for use in portrait mode and one for landscape. The power + Home combination works in both orientations.

If only the EVO 4G and EVO 3D had this basic functionality . . .

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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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