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How to Take a Screenshot on Chromebook?



Screenshot on Chromebook

Chromebooks are inexpensive alternatives to Windows or Mac desktops/laptops. If you’re familiar with Windows and Mac, you will know that taking a screenshot in Windows and Mac OS is very simple. Without specialized “Print Screen” key, taking screenshots in Chromebooks are drastically different. But it is very simple to take a screenshot in Chromebooks. Read further and learn how to take a Screenshot on Chromebook.

There are several ways available to take screenshots on Chromebooks. You can take screenshots by

  • Using Keyboard
  • Using Side buttons
  • Using Extension

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Take Screenshot on Chromebook Using Keyboard

Even though Chromebooks didn’t have dedicated Print Scr Key, you can take screenshots with the help of certain keys.

To capture entire screen:- Press CTRL + Windows Switch Key

To capture a particular part of the screen: Press CTRL +Shift + Windows Switch Key (After pressing those keys, drag the selection to your preferred size)

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + Windows Switcher

While using external Keyboard, you must use Ctrl + F5 keys to capture the entire screen and Ctrl + Shift + F5 keys to capture a particular part of the screen.

Take Screenshot on Chromebook using Side buttons

If you’re using Chromebook in the tablet mode, the virtual keyboard doesn’t offer the same buttons. At that time, you can take the screenshot just like android mobiles. Press power + volume down buttons simultaneously to take the screenshot. But, it only works to capture your entire screen and to take the cropped section, you need to use the keyboards.

Screenshot on Chromebook
Take Screenshot using Side buttons

Take Screenshot on Chromebook using Extension

The above mentioned two methods will work on all type of Chromebooks. If you need more accessibility, you can use the extension named Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder. It lets you take a simple screenshot along with the ability to record a video on your Chromebook screen.

Where to Find My Screenshot?

By default, the Chromebook will save your Screenshot in the Downloads folder. The image will be saved in the PNG format and a pop-up will appear on the screen as soon as you take the screenshot. Just click that notification to access all the screenshot files.

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Screenshot on Chromeboo

Final Thoughts

This is how you can take screenshots on all type of Chromebook models. You can also use third party tools like Lightshot, FireShot, and Awesome Screenshot. After taking the screenshot, you can upload it to Google Photos or Google Drive to save the image permanently. Thank you for visiting For further queries and feedback, feel free to leave a comment below.

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