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Posting screenshots on the forum from a mobile device (tutorial)

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I browse through many support threads to see if there's anything I can ever lend a hand with, and it occurred to me that many don't know how to do this even though it's extremely useful when you're busy (perhaps at work) or just don't have access to a PC or laptop. The fact that you can access your R1 GUI and take screenshots with ease on a phone arguably makes this method more useful, so I thought I'd go through it for those who may need it in future :)


Anyway, it's rather simple, but something I used to do for this method no longer seems to work so now I've sussed how to keep the steps as simple as before, I'll post them here and include screenshots as I go. I should add that using the 'Fast Reply' box doesn't work here; use the 'Reply' or 'Quote' button if replying in an already existing thread, otherwise create your own topic and proceed with the below steps.


First of all, before you get through typing whatever message you want to include with the screenshot, you'll want to load into desktop mode. The reason for this is hitting that button often (but not always) seems to wipe your text from the box, or even your title if you're creating a new thread. If you start typing a message in the text box while your page is still in mobile mode, just copy and paste whatever you want to write, then hit the 'Full Version' button below 'Add Reply' or 'Post New Topic'. My first screenshot below shows the button you need to find while in mobile mode.


My second screenshot shows what to expect when you've done this, although it may look different depending on your browser of choice. If you're creating a new thread you should have left the previous text boxes clear so you wouldn't need to reenter your thread title and the main body of your message. I often forget to do this, hence the warning to save you a few precious seconds and unnecessary tutting to yourself ;) you may need to click on the image and zoom to see the options a little more clearly. Take note of the 'Change Theme' button located at the bottom of the page next to 'Use Mobile Version' - the former is, unusually, what you'll need to get out of this desktop style format, because simply clicking 'Use Desktop Version' and then 'Use Mobile Version' no longer works for loading back into the usual view when you're done.


Now just hit the 'Choose file' button and you should see a box pop up asking you to choose an action: use camera, use video camera or select files. Hit the files icon and then go through your folders to find your screenshots. If you've transferred PC screenshots via USB to your phone so you could upload them through your phone later, you may want to create a folder in your phone's memory called PC Screenshots or something obvious so you can easily dig them out later. Now select the image and you'll come back to the main message screen. Click the 'Attach This File' button beneath 'Choose File' and wait until the forum acknowledges that your image is ready to include in your message. You will see 'Add to Post' and 'Delete' buttons along with the screenshot name and size when this is done.


If you want to include several images, simply repeat the above steps. Choose file > find file in screenshot folder > select desired image > attach this file. My third screenshot shows what you should see if your images went through correctly.


Now you've uploaded the images you want, simply finish off the accompanying message as required, and don't forget to add a title if you're creating a support thread. Simply hit the 'Post New Topic' button and you've done the main part.


When your post has been sent you'll notice you're still in the same weird desktop view so scroll down the page until you find 'Change Theme' as I mentioned before. Curiously choosing 'load in desktop view' or similarly named options do not work for the method as it did before, and neither does simply unticking that option to revert back to mobile view. If I load the full PC version and then try to load back into mobile view it gets stuck on the desktop view and this is obviously not very convenient for fast, regular browsing on a phone as you'd end up spending most of your time zooming in to read stuff. Fortunately I found (by accident) the workaround with this 'Change Theme' button...


Simply change from V2 to Slate (fourth screenshot) and you'll be back in mobile view, and now you'll be able to check the message and images you posted in desktop view came out right in mobile view as shown in my fifth screenshot.


Mods you may want to pin this guide for anyone who may need this in future. Thanks for reading :)






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Great guide m8, I’ve never posted a screenshot before because I couldn’t figure out how to do it! Now if I could just figure out how to embed a YT video..........

Cheers mate. I found myself explaining it to people so often I thought I might as well just create a guide on it.


Yes, please... more videos ;)

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