However, it is still easy to learn and practice that how to take screenshot on chromebook. A Chromebook has easy features and commands to take screenshot from its keyboard. You can capture a single portion or a complete screen part of the screen. Did you need to know how to screenshot on Chromebook. But you don’t know the way? This can be a bit different than taking screenshots on a MacBook. You will feel a bit odd because it also differs from the Windows laptop.
I will discuss a complete guide with you that how to screenshot on Chromebook in different ways. You will learn different techniques to take screenshots on Chromebooks. Also, I will discuss some tips as well.
How to screenshot on Chromebook ?
To take a still of your entire screen, you have to press Ctrl+ Show Windows. You will find the Show Windows button among the brightness down as well as full-screen buttons. These are present on the top row on your Chromebook keyboard. You will find this button in place of F5 button that is present on keyboards. Also, it looks like a rectangle.
Now, when you press these keys together, you will capture a screenshot. And, this screenshot comes in the right corner of your Chromebook. This is the thumbnail of your screenshot. You will click on it and then it will take you to the downloads folders. You will see your screenshots here.
Moreover, you can also reach your screenshots by pressing style icon ‘blue files’. It is located on the shelf. Furthermore, you can reach through downloads as well as images.
Chrome OS saves all your screenshots with time and date. However, these screenshots are available on the local drive of your Chromebook. If you keep them in your Google drive, you will upload the screenshots to the cloud. You can handle this task by following the steps given below.
1- You have to open the files app then select downloads or images.
2- Select the desired screenshot. If you have to select multiple screenshots, click on the Check icon on every screenshot. Also, you can draw a box around the partial screenshots using a mouse or a touchpad.
3- You have to click on the share button that you will find exactly in the right corner at the top side.
4- Now click on the save button to drive on to the drop down menu. Also, you can send your screenshots to different accounts like Dropbox and one drive. Moreover, you can skip the screenshots on Tablet mode as well. This will work if you have a 360° hinge laptop. This will be a good touch screen mode.
How to capture a certain area in Chromebook?
You can also capture a certain area of the Chromebook screen. Directly, you can press Ctrl+ Shift + Show Windows. Check that how can you do it step by step?
1-First of all, press Ctrl and Shift keys and then press the Shows buttons.
2-After that, you will notice that the screen gets dim, and the cursor will change into a crosshair. You have to hold the crosshair for starting one corner of the capture area. And, hold it on your touchpad or mouse button.
3-Now, hold your mouse and drag it to capture the whole screen of your Chromebook. The mouse will drag and capture the screen when you lift the mouse. Your captured Windows is saved to Downloads folder or images folders exactly like full screenshots.
How to capture screenshot in tablet mode?
There are many Chrome OS tablets and other 2-in-1 tablets lacking exact access to the external keyboard. However, you can use a simple screenshot shorthand that will work in tablet mode. You will press the power and also the volume down button. The screen will register the screenshot and it will save the image of a full screen.
Using Stylus for full-screen capture of Chrome Browser
You can take a screenshot of the full screen using a stylus pen. Follow the steps now:
1-Tap your stylus pen.
2-Now using your stylus, click the option ‘caption region’.
3-Moreover, touch, and hold the starting point on the screen using your stylus.
4-Now, drag the stylus to its final point by creating a box.
5-Release the finger and you will capture the screenshot.
How to copy screenshot on chromebook?
Now after capturing screenshots, you will need to copy them as well. But Chrome OS doesn’t do it like you press the print screen button in laptop Windows. To copy a screenshot, you will first need to watch the notification appearing on the system clock. It appears exactly after taking a screenshot. Now click on ‘copy to the clipboard’ button to copy it. Also, press Ctrl and V together to paste it wherever you want. Likewise, you can do it like Windows by copying it with Ctrl and C, and pasting it with Ctrl and V.
How to edit screenshot on chromebook?
Here comes another question about editing screenshots. In every Chromebook, there is a built-in image editor present to edit any kind of image. For editing, check out the following steps:
1-First of all, click on the files folder blue icon present on the shelf. Now, select the downloads or images icon on the left side.
2-Now double click on your captured screenshot and it will open in the gallery application. However, you can right-click on the file icon and choose a gallery option for the default image viewer.
Furthermore, there is a toolbar on the top of your gallery app. These tools are light scape, crop and rotate and rescale. Every tool will open a panel and show different settings. Also, there are redo and undo buttons as well.
3-When you have done all the editing, you have to click on the save button and your files will be saved.
External keyboard usage
Using an external keyboard with the Chromebook or a Chrome powered desktop will differs the keys. The following key commands will replace your typical function keys.
- F1 replaces previous page option.
- F2 replaces next page option.
- F3 replaces the refresh option.
- F4 replaces the full screen option.
- F5 replaces Show Windows.
- F6 replaces decrease brightness.
- F7 replaces increase brightness.
- F8 replaces the mute option.
- F9 replaces decrease volume.
- 10-F10 replaces increase in volume.
Also, on a standard keyboard you will press Ctrl and F5 to capture a screenshots. These keys will work the same on gaming laptops.
So, these tricks will work for you and you can capture the screenshots and also can save them on your Chromebook. Now, saving screenshots and editing them on Chromebook is not a problem at all. So, when will you save and edit your screenshots?
You can also read another guide about how to screenshot on chrome book here .