How to Screen Shot on a Chrome Book

You can take a screenshot on your Chromebook in a few simple steps with either the keyboard or a built-in tool.

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Introduction

Did you know that you can take screenshots on your Chromebook? Screenshots come in handy if you want to capture what’s on your screen so you can share it with others or refer back to it later. Here’s how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook.

What is a Chrome Book?

A Chrome book is a laptop that runs on Google’s Chrome operating system. These computers are designed to be lightweight and portable, with a long battery life. Many people use them for school or work, as they are able to access all of their files and applications via the cloud.

How to take a screenshot on a Chrome Book

There are two ways to take a screenshot on a Chromebook: the built-in options and a keyboard shortcut.

The first way is to use the Chrome OS-specific keys on your Chromebook’s keyboard. To do this, simply press the “Ctrl” and “Window Switcher” keys at the same time. This will take a full-screen screenshot, which you can then annotate, crop, and download as usual.

If you want to take a partial screenshot, you can use the built-in “Capture Region” tool in Chrome OS. To access this, open the Chrome browser and type “chrome://extensions/” into the omnibox at the top of the screen. This will open the Extensions page, where you can enable the “Capture Region” tool.

Once enabled, you can access the “Capture Region” tool by clicking on the Chrome OS notification area in the lower-right corner of your screen (where the clock is located). From here, you can click on the “Capture Region” icon and select the area of your screen that you want to capture.

Tips for taking screenshots on a Chrome Book

imageThere are a few different ways to take a screenshot on your Chrome book. The process will vary depending on which type of Chrome book you have.

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If you have a standard Chrome book, you can take a screenshot by pressing the “Ctrl” and “window switch” keys at the same time. The window switch key is typically located in the top row of keys, between the full screen and brightness keys.

If you have a convertible Chrome book, such as the Chromebook Flip, you can take a screenshot by pressing the “Ctrl” and “overview” keys at the same time. The overview key is typically located in the top row of keys, to the right of the full screen and brightness keys.

Once you’ve pressed the appropriate keys, your screenshot will be saved to your Downloads folder.

How to edit and share your screenshots

Chrome OS has a built-in screenshot tool that is easy to use and offers a few editing options. Here’s how to take and edit screenshots on your Chromebook.

How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook
To take a full-screen screenshot, press the Overview button (the one that looks like two rectangles) and then the Screenshot button (the one that looks like a little camera). Your screenshot will automatically be saved in the Downloads folder.

To take a partial screenshot, press Shift + Overview , then click and drag to select the area you want to capture. When you release your mouse, the screenshot will be saved in the Downloads folder.

If you want to take a screenshot of just one window, press Shift + Ctrl + Window Switch key (this key is usually at the top of your keyboard, where F4 would be). A thumbnail of your open windows will appear; click on the one you want to capture. Your screenshot will automatically be saved in the Downloads folder.

You can also take a screenshot by using an external keyboard with the PrtScn key. This key is usually located at the top right of your keyboard, next to F12 . When you press it, your Chromebook will take a full-screen screenshot and save it in the Downloads folder.

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How to edit screenshots on a Chromebook
Once you’ve taken yourScreenshot, it’s automatically saved as a PNG file in the Downloads folder. To access it, open Chrome and go to chrome://files/ . From there, you can right-click on yourScreenshot and select “Open with…” Then choose an image editor like Paint or Photoshop and start editing!

How to share screenshots on a Chromebook

FAQs about screenshots on a Chrome Book

Q: How do I take a screenshot of the whole screen on my Chromebook?
A: To take a screenshot of the whole screen, press Ctrl + Window Switch Keys (or F5).

Q: How do I take a screenshot of just one window on my Chromebook?
A: To take a screenshot of just one window, press Ctrl + Shift + Window Switch Keys (or F5). Click on the window you want to capture.

Q: How do I Take a Screenshot of A Specific Area On My Screen?
A: To take a screenshot of a specific area on your screen, press Ctrl+ Shift + Window Switch Keys (or F5) and then click and drag your cursor to highlight the area you want to capture.

How to troubleshoot screenshot issues on a Chrome Book

There are a few different ways to screenshot on a Chrome Book. The most common way is to press the “Ctrl” + “Window Switch” keys together. This will take a picture of your entire screen and save it in the “Downloads” folder on your computer.

If you only want to screenshot part of your screen, you can press the “Ctrl” + “Shift” + “Window Switch” keys together. This will bring up a crosshair on your screen that you can use to select the area you want to screenshot. Once you have selected the area, release the keys and the screenshot will be saved in the “Downloads” folder.

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If you are having trouble taking a screenshot, there are a few things you can try. First, make sure that you are pressing all of the keystrokes at the same time. Second, try restarting your Chrome Book. Sometimes reloading the operating system can help clear up any issues you are having with taking screenshots. Finally, if all else fails, you can always contact customer support for help troubleshooting your issue.

More tips and tricks for taking screenshots on a Chrome Book

By default, the screenshot you take on your Chromebook will be stored in the Downloads folder. However, there are a few different ways you can change this default behavior.

If you want to take a screenshot of your entire Chromebook screen, simply press the Ctrl + Show Windows keys simultaneously. Your screenshot will be saved automatically in the Downloads folder.

To take a screenshot of only a certain portion of your screen, press Ctrl + Shift + Show Windows keys simultaneously. Then, use your mouse or trackpad to click and drag a rectangle around the area you want to capture. When you release the mouse button or trackpad, your screenshot will be saved in the Downloads folder.

Conclusion

We hope you found this how-to guide on taking a screenshot on a Chromebook useful! As you can see, it’s a pretty simple process. If you have any other questions, feel free to leave us a comment down below.

Further reading

Here are some articles for further reading on how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook:

-How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook
-How to take a partial screenshot on a Chromebook
-How to take a screenshot of a window on a Chromebook
-How to take a screenshot on an Asus Chromebook Flip
-How to edit and annotate screenshots on a Chromebook

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