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How to take screenshots on your Galaxy Tab 10.1

The inability to take screenshots has plagued Android since day way and iOS users have tormented us ever since. Samsung remedied this on the original Galaxy Tab with TouchWiz. Currently we are still waiting for a TouchWiz update that may bring screenshots to our Galaxy Tab 10.1s. Until then CNET wrote an article on how to take screenshots using your computer.

  1. Download and install the the Samsung mobile USB drivers.
  2. Download and install the Java Development Kit (JDK) from Oracle.
  3. Download and install the latest Android Software Development Kit.
  4. At the end of the Android SDK installation, choose to start the SDK Manager. After it’s done searching for packages, click the Close button.
  5. Click the Install button to install the packages. This will take several minutes or more to complete so you may want to go grab a refreshment and come back.
  6. On your Galaxy Tab, go to Settings, Applications, Development.
  7. Check the box next to USB debugging.
  8. On your computer, click Start, then in the search box, type C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\tools\ddms.bat and hit Enter. You can also navigate to it using Windows Explorer and double-click on ddms.bat.
  9. Plug your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 into a USB port on your computer.
  10. When your Galaxy Tab appears in the top, left-hand box, click on it to highlight it.
  11. Hit Ctrl-S to take a screen capture.
  12. The Device Screen Capture window will pop up with your screen capture, allowing you to refresh, rotate, save, or copy it.

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  • Asus Tablet

    Thanks for great article.See good article on asus tablet pc

  • Anonymous

    Oh, that’s it?????

  • Lindsay Reid

    This is the same technique for all Android devices that are not rooted except the Asus Transformer which has a native screencap available simply by pressing and holding the “history” button.

  • Lindsay Reid

    This is the same technique for all Android devices that are not rooted except the Asus Transformer which has a native screencap available simply by pressing and holding the “history” button.