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How to Screenshot on a Chromebook

455 21/10/2021

Chromebook and Chromebox are designed to be easy-to-use computers, but this simplicity can lead to confusion. Screenshots are a feature that is not super easy to explain, there are several different ways to do this in Chrome OS. We will tell you all of them. For some screenshots, you will need to drag the mouse cursor to an area to select what you want to screenshot, and then click "Capture". p>

How to Take a Screenshot on a Chromebook

Use the Screen Capture Tool

Use a Keyboard Shortcut

Use a Stylus

Where are Screenshots Saved?

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Use the Screen Capture Tool

First, we’ll show you how to use the Chromebook’s built-in Screen Capture tool. This tool can do both screenshots and video screen recordings.

To get started, click the clock on the taskbar—a.k.a. “Shelf”—in the bottom-right corner to open the Quick Settings panel.

Select the arrow in the top-right corner of the menu if it’s not fully expanded.

Next, click the “Screen Capture” button.

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To take a screenshot on a Chromebook, make sure the screenshot tool that looks like a camera icon is highlighted.

You have three different screenshot methods. You can capture the full screen, partial screen, or a specific window. Select one of the options to proceed.

Each one of these methods works slightly differently:

Full Screen:

Click anywhere on the screen to take a screenshot of the entire screen.

Partial:

Click and drag your mouse or trackpad pointer to select an area or portion of the screen you want to screenshot, then select “Capture.”

Window:

Click the window or area of the screen you want to screenshot.

Here’s what that looks like for a full screenshot…

…a partial screenshot…

…and a window screenshot.

When you take the screenshot, it will appear in the bottom-right corner of the screen and automatically be copied to your

Chromebook’s clipboard

. You can immediately “Edit” or “Delete” the screenshot from the preview thumbnail.

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Use a Keyboard Shortcut

The Screen Capture tool is pretty easy to open, but you may want an even quicker option if you take a lot of screenshots. That’s where keyboard shortcuts come in.

There are three keyboard shortcuts associated with the three screenshot methods mentioned above. The shortcuts all use the Window key, which is the key on the top row of the keyboard that looks like three rectangles:

Below are the three keyboard shortcuts to screenshot on a Chromebook:

Ctrl+Window

: Immediately takes a full-screen screenshot.

Ctrl+Shift+Window

: Opens the Screen Capture tool and allows you to select and take a partial screenshot.

Ctrl+Alt+Window

: Opens the Screen Capture tool and asks you to select a window to screenshot.

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For the partial screenshot, you will need to drag your mouse cursor over an area to select what you want to screenshot, then click “Capture.”

For the window screenshot, click the window or area of the display you want to screenshot.

After using one of the three methods, the screenshot will appear in the bottom-right corner of the screen and be copied to your Chromebook’s clipboard. You can then “Edit” or “Delete” the screenshot.

Use a Stylus

If your Chromebook supports stylus input, you can use the pen to take screenshots as well. There are two methods for doing this.

Full-Screen Screenshot

With your stylus paired with your Chromebook, tap the pen icon in the taskbar.

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Next, select “Capture Screen” from the pop-up menu.

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The screensh

ot will appear in the bottom-right corner of the screen and be copied to your clipboard. You can then “Edit” or “Delete” the screenshot from the preview thumbnail.

Partial Screenshot

Tap the pen button in the taskbar.

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Select “Capture Region” from the menu.

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Use the stylus to select the area of the screen you want to capture. Lift the pen off of the display to take the screenshot.

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The screenshot will appear in the bottom-right corner of the screen and automatically be copied to your Chromebook’s clipboard. You can immediately “Edit” or “Delete” the screenshot by selecting either button.

Where Are Screenshots Saved?

Screenshots are strangely saved to the Chromebook’s “Downloads” folder. Unfortunately, you can’t change where screenshots are stored by default.

To access the Downloads folder, click the App Launcher icon in the bottom-left corner to see all of the apps installed on your Chromebook. From there, open the “

Files

” app.

Now select “Downloads” in the sidebar, and you’ll see all your screenshots on the right.

As you can see, there are many options for taking a screenshot on a Chromebook. It just depends on which method works best for your situation. Now you know!

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Ads For some screenshots, you will need to drag the mouse cursor to an area to select what you want to screenshot, and then click "Capture". p> For window screenshots, click on the window or the area where you want the screenshot to be displayed. After using one of the three methods, the screenshot will appear in the lower right corner of the screen and copied to the clipboard of your Chromebook. Then you can "edit" or "delete" the screenshot. Using a stylus If your Chromebook supports stylus input, you can use a pen to take screenshots as well. There are two ways to achieve this. p> Full screen capture p> Use the stylus to pair with the Chromebook and click the pen icon on the taskbar. Google Next, select "Capture Screen" from the pop-up menu. Google The screenshot will appear in the lower right corner of the screen and be copied to the clipboard. Then you can "Edit" or "Delete" the thumbnail from the preview. Take a partial screenshot Click the pen button in the taskbar. Google Select "Capture Area" from the menu. Google Use the stylus to select the screen area to be captured. Lift the pen to close the screenshot taken. Google Ads A screenshot of the screen will be displayed in the lower right corner of the screen and automatically copied to the clipboard of your Chromebook. You can immediately "edit" or "delete" the screenshot by selecting the button. p> Where can I save the screenshot? The screenshots are strangely saved in the "Download" folder of the Chromebook. Unfortunately, you cannot change where the screenshots are saved by default. To access the download folder, click the application launcher icon in the lower left corner to view all installed applications on the Chromebook. From there, open the " File " application. Now select "Download" in the toolbar, and you will see the correct screenshots in all the screenshots. As you can see, there are many options for taking screenshots on a Chromebook. It just depends on which method is best for your situation. Now, you know Related: How to copy files to a Chromebook on a USB flash drive Read next > p> Recommendations on how to delete from Chrome’s new tab page > How to freely move pictures in Microsoft Word > < / p> How to use Alexa offline with smart home devices to use echo > How to delete background in Photoshop > < p >How to make your AirPods announce iPhone calls and notifications >

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