How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

The Galaxy Chromebook comes with an S-Pen and USB C Ports

Chromebooks are the new top shutter Laptops taking a strong consumer market share the more top manufacturers join the league. Among the most popular variants, Lenovo, Samsung Galaxy ChromeBook, Asus and Dell, are most preferred by users.

Well, once you buy a Chromebook, the next step is trying out its cool features benchmarking Google Chrome excellence. Among these, running Windows Apps/software is a top priority and Taking a screenshot on your Chromebook follows as a suitable sized slide.

To take a Screenshot on your Chromebook, you need to master Chromebook keyboard shortcuts with focus on the Switch button—the alternative on prnt scrn on a Windows-centric keyboard.

Capturing a Full Screen Screenshot on a ChromeBook

  • Press Ctrl + Show Windows  (For Chrome OS keyboards)
  • For non-Chrome OS keyboards, press Ctrl + F5        
  • Once captured, your screenshot will be saved in the Downloads folder as a .PNG
  • Done: You can then open your captured screenshot for post-editing

Capturing a Partial Screenshot on your ChromeBook (Specific area on the Screen)

  • Press  Shift + Ctrl + Show Windows switch window
  • For non-Chrome OS keyboards, Press Shift + Ctrl + F5
  • Then, Click and Drag angles to your preferred Screenshot area 
  • Once selected, Click Capture or Press Enter to take the Screenshot
  • Done: Your captured screenshot will be saved in the Downloads folder in .PNG format

For Chromebook keyboards, keep note of the Switch/Show Windows button on your Keyboard to capture screenshots, While for a computer running Chrome OS, but don’t have a Chromebook layout, you then have to utilize F5 as the master key after the Ctrl button.

Either way, for Chromebook tablets, you can take a screenshot by holding down the Power key + Volume down to capture in a fashion similar to that of Smartphones. So, just like that, you can capture and store Screenshots with ease, the same way you can on a Windows Laptop or Mac.

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