How to Take a screenshot on Chromebook?

The Chromebook makes a nice device for daily use as a Tablet or as a laptop because of its portability and functionality. And this article will guide you on how to take a screenshot quickly on Chromebook!

Taking a screenshot quickly and showing someone an issue you’re troubleshooting or grabbing ideas for your next big thing, the list is endless. Actually taking the screenshot is different from device to device, Operating System to Operating System. That includes the Chromebooks and Chrome OS as well.  

How to screenshot a specific area on a Chromebook

Taking a screenshot on Chromebook is easy and will be mentioned beneath to follow through

Step 1: Hold down the Ctrl + Shift keys simultaneously, then press the Show Windows button.

Step 2: The screen dims, and the cursor temporarily changes to a cross-hair. Use the cross-hair to start one corner of your capture area and hold down on the mouse button or touchpad.

Step 3: Drag the cursor across the screen using your mouse or finger until you create a box.

Step 4: Let go of the mouse button or lift your finger to complete the box and capture the screen.

Step 5: The captured window saves to the Images and Downloads folders, the same as a full screenshot.

How to Screenshot in tablet mode

Step 1: Press the following physical buttons simultaneously: Power + Volume Down.

Step 2: Your screen registers the screenshot and takes an image of the entire screen.

How to Screenshot on a Chromebook from Quick Settings

It’s hard to remember shortcut keys so people are always looking for an alternative. Luckily, Google added a shortcut button to the Quick Settings panel for screenshots so we never have to think about what keys we need again. On Chrome’s Shelf, click on the time to pop up the Quick Settings menu. Just click or tap on Screen Capture and the toolbar will launch and do the rest of the job.

How to Take Screenshot on Windows
How to Take Screenshot on Mac

How to take screenshot in Samsung Chromebook
Samsung Chromebook

How to take a full screenshot on Chromebook

  1. Press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows
  2. In the menu at the bottom, select Screenshot .
  3. Select an option:
    • Take a full screen screenshot.
    • Take a window screenshot.

Tip: You can also take a screenshot with the menu at the bottom right.

  1. Select the time.
  2. Select Screen capture.

How to Screenrecord On Chromebook

  1. Press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows .
  2. In the menu at the bottom, select Screen record .
  3. Select an option:
    • Record the full screen .
    • Record a partial screen .
    • Record a window .
  4. To stop recording, at the bottom right, select Stop recording 

How to find all the files of Screen & Screenrecord

Recordings and screenshots get saved to your “Downloads” folder. You can change where your recordings or screenshots are saved:

  1. Press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows .
  2. At the bottom, select Settings and then Select folder. Recordings or screenshots you take are added to the folder you select.

Try them and see your productivity sore through the roof cheers.

That’s all folks!


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