Take a screenshot on Chromebook can be useful for several reasons. For example, you can send copies of error messages to support services or save a tweet that you suspect will be deleted in minutes.
Full Screenshot on Chromebook
To take a screenshot of everything on your screen, press the following keys
- take a screenshot of the entire screen, (Ctrl + Show Windows) use this combination.
It resembles a rectangle followed by two lines and replaces the typical F5 key found on standard keyboards. It resembles a rectangle followed by two lines and replaces the typical F5 key found on standard keyboards.
Once you click both keys, a notification appears in the bottom-right corner displaying a thumbnail of your screenshot, as shown above.
Capture screen on Chromebook specific area of your Screen
Step 1: Hold down the Ctrl + Shift keys together, then press the Show Windows button.
Step 2: The screen dims, and the cursor temporarily switches to a cross-hair. Use the cross-hair to start one corner of your capture area and hold down on the mouse button.
Step 3: Drag the cursor across the screen using your mouse until you create a box. Let go of the mouse button to complete the box and capture the screen.
You can also access screenshots by clicking the blue Files folder-style icon on the Shelf and selecting either Images or Downloads. Chrome OS labels all screenshots with the date and time were you captured. Also, read – Screenshot on Windows
Screenshots in tablet mode
Tablet mode is a very easy way to Capture a screen on Chromebook. Press: Power + Volume Down Your screen registers the screenshot and takes an image of the entire screen.
Use a stylus
You can easily capture a screenshot of your entire screen using a stylus.
Step 1: Tap Stylus Pen.
Step 2: Use the stylus to tap the Capture Screen option. This grabs a screenshot of your full screen.
Use a stylus to Capture screen on Chromebook using partial capture
- Tap Stylus (or Pen).
- Use the stylus to tap the Capture Region option.
- Use the stylus to touch and hold your starting point on the screen.
- Drag your stylus to the final point, creating a box.
- Release to capture your screenshot.