Guide: How To Screenshot A Chromebook? 5 Easy Ways That Change Your Life

Guide: How To Screenshot A Chromebook? 5 Easy Ways That Change Your Life

Nice for those wanting a fast-booting, budget-friendly, and automated PC or Mac option, Chromebooks are quickly becoming a popular choice. With a range of striking features, such as multi-user functionality and a virus-free Linux operating system, Chromebooks also show users the ability to quickly take screenshots in a number of ways. In this post, we have assembled a 6-section guide on how to take a Chromebook screenshot and how to edit them by pressing a button.

1. Take screenshot Using a keyboard

Like the standard CTRL + PrtScn or PrtScn shortcut found on most PCs, or the Command + Control + Shift + 3 Shortcut used on Mac computers, using the Chromebook keyboard is just as simple as taking screenshots on a Chromebook. To take a snapshot of the whole screen, you need to use the Windows Transfer Key (look for 3 stacked rectangles that look like open tabs/windows) – normally above the keys number 6, 7, and near to the toggles for screen illumination.

 Chromebook Screenshot

The command “Ctrl + *Windows Switcher Key*” will capture a screenshot of your current page, and the command “Ctrl + Shift + *Windows Switcher Key*” will allow users to capture a partial screenshot with the help from a handy drag-selector tool.

2. Using the Shift Key

  • To take a screenshot of the entire screen: Press the “Shift” key and the “Show all open windows” button.
  • To take a screenshot of a part of the screen: Press the “Shift” and “Ctrl” keys as well as the “Show all open windows” button, then use your cursor to click and drag open a box around the area you want to capture.

When you take any kind of screenshot, you’ll see an image of the screenshot appear at the bottom of your screen.


3. Usage of Side Buttons to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Using your tablet Chromebook? If so, there is also a convenient way to use the screenshot feature when you’re on the go. Simply click the Power and Volume Down Side button to take a snapshot, identical to most mobile phone models. Sadly, this function is only helpful if you wish to catch the whole screen; if you intend to create a small part, you may need to use the keyboard or stylus.

4. Take a Chromebook screenshot using a stylus

If your Chromebook has a convenient theme, then you can grab a screenshot using the contact screen tool. Only delete the design from the Chromebook and pick the option “Capture Screen” from the Stylus Tool Menu to record the entire screen. If you just want to catch a certain area, just select the option “Capture region.” This choice helps users to highlight the area they are searching for.

5.Using a third-party app and plugin to take a screenshot of a Chromebook

It also takes a long time to record, edit, and save screenshots, but a range of user-friendly third-party apps and plugins are available on the market to facilitate the process. Here are our Top Picks, helping you to take screenshots without tension without users needing to leave their browser:

Tools such as:

  • Awesome Screenshot
  • LightShot
  • Webpage Screenshot
  • Screenshot capture

Any screenshot you take will end up in the Downloads folder. To find the folder:

  • Select the Launcher at the left corner of your display.
  • Look for the icon named “Files” under the search field. If you don’t see it, select the up arrow and look for the “Files” app there.
  • That icon will bring up your file manager. Look for your Downloads folder under the “My Files” category on the left. Your screenshots will be there.

Guide: How To Screenshot A Chromebook? 5 Easy Ways That Change Your Life

Rajat Singh
Rajat Singh is the chief Author at Bioinformatics India, he has been writing for the past 3 years and has a special interest in SEO, Technology, Health, Life Sciences and gaming.

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