Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tip: Capture screenshots from your Kindle Fire HD

Today's tip: How do I capture screenshots from my Kindle Fire HD?

Some blogs are posting convoluted instructions on how to grab a screenshot from your Kindle Fire HD. Turns out, there's an easier way, through this undocumented feature:

Press the Volume Down button and the Power switch at the same time.

That's it! The screen will momentarily flash, and an image of the screen will be sent to the Pictures/Screenshots folder on your Kindle. You can view the screenshots on your Kindle, or sideload them to your PC/Mac through a USB connection.

Each screenshot is a little less than 1MB.

Here's an example (click on it to view a larger image):




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