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How To Take A Screenshot On The HTC Vive
By FunkeymonkeyTTR
This guide will show you how to take a screenshot in VR on the HTC Vive
How To Take The Screenshot In VR
To take a screenshot in VR, you will have to look in the direction of where you want to take the screenshot, and then on the Vive controller press down both the trigger and power button at the same time. Do this for about 1 - 2 seconds, releasing both buttons at the same time, to take and save the screenshot. You should hear the screenshot sound, but if you didn't, then the screenshot may not have been taken.

Where To Find The Screenshots
But where have my screenshots been saved, you might ask? Well, never fear as I'm about to show you. Some screenshots will save to SteamVR to find them Go to your Libary > Tools and scroll down to SteamVR. Right Click > View Screenshots > Show on Disk and now you will see your screenshots. Something to note: your screenshots will save 2 copies - 1 from both eyes and 1 from a single eye.

Most screenshots should save to the game you were playing when you took the screenshots and to find those just navigate to the game in your libary > right click > view screenshots.

Last Notes
If this guide helped you, then please give it a thumbs up and add it to your favourites. Maybe even share it with your friends who have a VR if you think it could help them out.

If you are on a different headset to the Vive, you could contribute by commenting below with the alternative for taking a screnshot on the different headset.

And feel free to check out my other VR complete guide to SteamVR home quests & items.
Also feel free to join my group for VR Achievment Hunters, Anyone is welcome to join! :D
GENTLE MANNE of LEISURE Dec 30, 2023 @ 3:50pm 
i figured it out the reason is valve are lazy fucks and didnt bother implementing vr screenshotting for linux
FunkeymonkeyTTR  [author] Dec 30, 2023 @ 3:25pm 
if its really important to you, you can switch to SteamVR build 1.27.5 in the betas tab
Right click SteamVR in your library > properties > betas

Alternatively you can download this which will replace the SteamVR screenshot function however you will not be able to upload screenshots to the community hub
FunkeymonkeyTTR  [author] Dec 30, 2023 @ 3:20pm 
I haven't been on the latest SteamVR build for a while but I do take screenshots frequently and it has been working up until SteamVR build 1.27.5.

Might try the new build sometime soon
GENTLE MANNE of LEISURE Dec 30, 2023 @ 2:52pm 
doesnt work at all for some reason
TheIsleBot1 Sep 27, 2023 @ 1:04pm 
i needed this for my funny moments in vrchat i use htc vive
דאא7654321 Jul 8, 2023 @ 5:08pm 
for a non steamvr headset or the rift the screenshot button is the 3 lines button and the trigger on the left controller at the same time.
דאא7654321 Jul 8, 2023 @ 5:06pm 
"Hey Champ that is really interesting, next time. Keep it to yourself"
rick0922 Aug 10, 2022 @ 4:33am 
It only work when steam is running. If you cant take screenshot, please check that steam is opened and is logined.
Lord Felatio Nelson Jul 24, 2020 @ 9:20pm 
Humternif, Yes. However, you will need to go to the location on your disk where the screenshots are saved. For me, Steam saves both the one eye and a side by side two eye version of each. However, the two eye doesnt show up in steam screenshots.
чимс в очках Jul 19, 2020 @ 7:04am 
Is it possible to view the "2 eyes" version of the screenshot in VR, so that it appears as 3d and not just a flat image?