I need to take a screenshot of something on a Windows 8 phone, is there a key combination or app that can be installed that will allow me to do this?


Press the start and power buttons simultaneously. See this article for details.

Some windows phones may use the Start and Picture buttons being pressed simultaneously instead of the Start and Power button.

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    There is a windows phone SE? Dang nab it.
    – Angel Brighteyes
    Oct 31 '12 at 22:17
  • The power and start button open up a voice command for me. Wound up being the Windows and Picture key though. Accepting your answer as close enough.
    – Angel Brighteyes
    Oct 31 '12 at 22:20
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    @AngelBrighteyes , please consider editing the answer if it will make it more correct/useful.
    – row1
    Nov 1 '12 at 3:01
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    The instructions as listed worked for me (HTC 8X).
    – Walter
    Dec 16 '12 at 20:56
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    Agree with Walter here - power & start works on a Lumia 920 too Dec 27 '12 at 17:39

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