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Amazon Fire Tablet Tip: How to Perform a Screen Capture

The screen capture process on a Fire tablet has changed somewhat in the latest update to Amazon’s Fire tablet OS. The key combination is the same, but the length of time you have to “hold the position” has changed.

The key combination is = Power button + Volume down

In the past, getting a screen capture was hit or miss. Sometimes it worked right away, sometimes it didn’t. And, the reason why is didn’t work properly sometimes was that the key press combination had to be quick and precise.

In the latest Fire tablet OS update, this has changed to make it easier to get a successful screen capture. Now, to get a screen capture, you hold down the Power Button and the Volume Button simultaneously until the Fire tablet lets you know it the process was complete.

Here’s an example of the on-screen notification you get when its successful…


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