Sometimes describing what’s on your computer screen is a hassle. “Show, don’t tell” is the golden rule for many things. Fortunately, this is easy to do on a Chromebook; You can take screenshot. By creating an image of your screen, you can easily share it in group chat, email or social media.

Each device has its own combination of controls for capturing screenshots. With Android devices, the usual combo is pressing the Volume Down and Power buttons together. On iOS, the Home and Power buttons do the trick. Using a Mac computer, you hit the command hit > Shift > 4 (all at once) to open the crosshair icon and drag whatever shot you want. Command>Shift>3 will also take a screenshot of the entire screen instead of a selection. Now let’s learn how to take a screenshot on Chromebook devices.

What is a Chromebook and what can it do?

How to Take Screenshots on Chromebook Devices:

  • keyboard shortcuts
  • tablet mode
  • using stylus
  • chrome extension

Taking Screenshots on Chromebook with Keyboard

To capture your entire screen as a Chromebook screenshot, press Ctrl and window switch keys. If you want a screenshot of part of the screen, hit Ctrlhandjob slip away, and window switch button, then drag the crosshair icon to the part of the screen you want to capture.

If you use an external keyboard, you’ll have to do something different. would you like to click Ctrl and F5 keys for full screenshot, or Ctrlhandjob slip away, and F5 Key to the partial one.


Taking a Chromebook Screenshot in Tablet Mode

More and more Chromebooks are designed as 2-in-1 devices, where you can either flip the display around 360 degrees, or you can detach the display entirely from the hardware keyboard. You can then use the display as a large touchscreen tablet (assuming the display is a touchscreen model).

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Taking a screenshot on a Chromebook while in tablet mode is done by pressing Power and voice down button together.


The stylus works too!

More Chromebooks now come with an included stylus, such as the Google Pixelbook, HP Chromebook x2, Samsung Chromebook Pro, and Samsung Galaxy Chromebook. If your Chromebook has a touchscreen stylus, you can tap the screen to bring up a menu that will allow you to take a screenshot on the Chromebook with a pen.

There are a few ways to take a screenshot on a Chromebook using a stylus. One is simple; tap on capture screen Option to take full screen screenshot. The second is a bit more complicated. you can tap on Capture Area option in the stylus menu for taking partial screenshots. When that option is in place, tap, hold, and drag on the part of the screen you want to capture. When done, simply remove the stylus from the screen.

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Taking a Chromebook Screenshot Using an Extension

Chrome extensions are designed to help you use Chrome OS and/or your Chrome web browser in new and improved ways. It’s not surprising to see a ton of Chrome extensions available for taking full or partial screenshots on Chromebook devices. Here is a list of some of the extensions available from the Chrome Store:

We’ve actually tried using the Android app to take screenshots as well, but for some reason they never work very well. This is why we can’t yet recommend using Android apps to take screenshots on Chromebooks.


access your screenshot

After taking a screenshot on your Chromebook, you’ll see a notification window confirming that you have indeed taken a screenshot. It’s super easy to access your Chromebook screenshots later. Open your Chromebook screenshot directly from the notification pop-up you see when you take a screenshot. you can go otherwise download folder, which can be accessed by opening your app launcher and searching for files.

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