Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of posts about my NextCloud server and the apps that go with them. One thing I noticed though, is that the NextCloud app on my phone will not let me take a screenshot. I didn’t know how to get around this, so I did some research on the web, and kept seeing articles about how to use Google Assist to take a screenshot anyways (although I believe that may not work anymore either). However, I stopped putting Google’s apps on my phone a long time ago, and I needed some alternatives.

Fortunately, I found this article about using scrcpy. You can check out this cool tool on GitHub, but scrcpy is a tool that allows you to use ADB to steal the screen capture anyways. Using it for me looked like this:

$ sudo snap install scrcpy
$ scrcpy -r nameyourfile.mp4

And it was that simple. My phone forked up a video of the screen that I stopped with CTRL-c. I then opened the video and found the frame I wanted and stole it as a screenshot. It’s a pretty handy tool!

Linux – keep it simple.

One Reply to “Take Screenshots in Android for apps that don’t allow you to take screenshots”

  1. Wow, that’s great! And what an enlightened project, that has many relevant package types for this program. Now I have to go try it, even though I have absolutely no need of it, just because it’s available for me in Devuan already.

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