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Seen on Twitter: Scott McNulty shared how to take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite.

"Tap the upper right corner and the lower left at the same time. Screen flashes, screenshot saved to the root."

Scott should know; he owns more Kindles than anyone except Jeff Bezos.
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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: jhuckaby on Oct 18, '12 07:59:56AM

Is this a Mac OS X hint? Did this get posted to the wrong forum or something?



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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: kirkmc on Oct 18, '12 08:14:30AM

It's in the "Other hardware" category. There are people who might want to know how to do this.

We also post hints about iPhones and iPads...

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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: brucio on Oct 18, '12 09:48:08AM

Thanks for the tip. For one, I appreciate having an "Other Hardware" category.



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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 22, '12 01:11:35PM

Yay clutter. People also might have car radios that work with iPods. Can we expect hints about those, too?



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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: Supp0rtLinux on Oct 18, '12 08:36:16AM

I'm confused. This is MAC OS X Hints, right? Why the heck do we care about a tip for a Kindle? Wrong website, perhaps? What's next? Tips on how to use Surface?



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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: daybrother on Oct 18, '12 11:47:23AM
No, not Surface but the next hint could be about Linux. Stop being so grouchy everyone. Thanks for this hint.

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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: Supp0rtLinux on Oct 18, '12 11:50:38AM

It would be different if this were for the Kindle app on IOS, but its not. Its for something that has 100% no bearing on Mac or OS X. Rather than asking me to not be so grouchy, the moderator should ensure that hints are relevant to the site. Otherwise, there's nothing to say there won't be Surface or Nexus hints, etc.



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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: DamnItsHot on Oct 18, '12 12:15:46PM
I have to agree, kirk, please reconsider this policy. It is a mistake IMHO (and I am not grouchy just because I have a different opinion about something) to include a catch all "Other" basket because it weakens the value of the site, it does not enhance it. If it were related to the Apple eco-system at all it might be worth posting here. Poor choice. Lets just move on and avoid this in the future, please. The real value about this site is that it is Mac OS X (of which iOS is a subset) and lets me search only on geek info for that knowledge base, otherwise I might as well cast a much larger net and search using google or bing.

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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: sblowes on Oct 18, '12 12:19:37PM

Should have posted "How to take a screenshot on a Kindle and transfer it to your OS X running Mac" =)

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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: negritude on Oct 18, '12 04:21:07PM

The "Other Hardware"category has been around for awhile, so that's not an issue. A post about how to use a Logitech keyboard on a Mac would be an example of the type hint that would fit here.

The actual problem is two-fold, (a) the category has been used for hardware that is Apple-specific, but not a computer, like the AppleTV, which is really "Other Than Apple Computer Hardware", and (b) this most recent posting has muddied things considerably by not even bothering to relate things to the Apple ecosystem.

You really need two areas of categorization, (1) Apple Hardware, and (2) Non-Apple Hardware, and even though you could stick posts about Kindles in section two, that should be avoided unless it somehow relates to their interaction with Apple products, as in the aforementioned Logitech example. Otherwise, you're just damaging the Macworld and Mac OS X Hints brand.



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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: digitol on Oct 18, '12 04:49:35PM

I'm disappointed to see this non apple tip on macworld.com/macosxhints.com. If I wanted to search other hardware tips and ideas I could simply use google. I now have two questions for anyone/guru's out there: is there a way to filter the results to only see apple tips, and second, does anyone know of alternative sites that do what this site used to.

-Digitol-



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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: rv8 on Oct 19, '12 02:33:31AM

This comment has nothing at all to do with OS X, iOS, Apple hardware or how other hardware interacts with any of these. It has no place at all on this site. Google "Kindle paperwhite screenshot" if you want to find out how to do that.

How can I vote zero stars? It seems like the lowest you can go is one star, and that is too high.

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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: NotAHint on Oct 19, '12 07:53:07AM

This is stupid! This is not an OS X Hint. iOS hints and tips are relative because iOS is relative and derived from OS X. Kindle is not!



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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: Supp0rtLinux on Oct 22, '12 08:21:07AM

I think I figured out why this was posted… they want us to realize that even the Kindle is knocking off Apple just like Samsung. "Tap the upper right corner and the lower left at the same time. Screen flashes, screenshot saved to the root." Funny how similar that is to IOS devices where you hold the top button and home button for a second and the screen flashes. May not be the upper right and lower left corners, but the concept is strikingly similar albeit implemented a bit different. The screen flashing is a solid knock off though.



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Take a screenshot on a Kindle Paperwhite
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 22, '12 01:20:30PM
Everyone else using visual feedback methods to confirm some user-initiated action has been undertaken better back off right now. Bloomin' rip-off merchants!

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