While answering another question, I had to post a couple of pictures of my Kobo Glo screen; these were taken by photographing it with my smartphone.

I was wondering if there is some way to take a screenshot from the device itself, I.E. by pressing some combination of keys.

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Yes it is possible if you change the code of your Kobo a bit. A broad explanation and functions is explained in this forum post on another website: Mobile Read Kobo.

You must add the following code to the file Kobo eReader.conf, located in the {device_root_dir}/.kobo/Kobo/ directory:


Then everytime you press the powerbutton, you will take a screenshot with your Kobo Glo. This image is then stored as a PNG in the root directory.

Hope this helps a bit!

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    Thank you, I edited a bit your answer to explicitly name the file that has to be edited.
    – Sekhemty
    Apr 19, 2017 at 23:50

I tried the

[FeatureSettings] Screenshots=true

thing on a Kobo Clara HD today. The whole code has to be added, there is no [FeatureSettings] line.

  • It works, screenshots are added to the root directory, whenever the power button is pushed, without any notice. But.
  • The function of the power button is replaced, the device can not be switched off anymore, when the set time runs out, it can not be woken up from Standby.

  • It can be woken up by connecting it to a PC.

  • Conclusion: This is not practical.

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