[SailfishDevel] Is pragmatically taking a screenshot possible?

James Mugford james at pandasander.com
Mon Jan 6 00:48:13 UTC 2014

Great, this sounds hopeful.

Do you know if there are there any permission issues surrounding this?

For example, do you think this would work as a regular application on 
end consumer devices?


On 05/01/14 23:21, Thomas Tanghus wrote:
> On Sunday 05 January 2014 13:42 James Mugford wrote:
>> Is it technically possible to create an app that can take a screenshot
>> of the home screen or device viewport?
>> It is for the purpose of creating something technologically similar to a
>> water screen saver.
> I've no big knowledge of the subject, but I guess the easiest approach is to
> use dbus to grab the screenshot.
>  From the "grabscreen" script on the device, the cli command is something like:
>     dbus-send --type=method_call --dest=org.nemomobile.lipstick \
>       /org/nemomobile/lipstick/screenshot org.nemomobile.lipstick.saveScreenshot string:"$filename"
> Where $filename is the file to save to. Maybe other methods than saveScreenshot
> is available? I have no idea how to query for available methods.

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