How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

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:

How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook


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How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

The quickest way to take a screenshot on a Chromebook is to use a keyboard shortcut: CTRL + Show Windows. If you don't know where the Show Windows key is located, it's positioned on the top row. The Show Windows icon consists of a rectangle and two vertical lines. Check out the image below to help you locate the Show Windows key on your Chromebook.

To capture everything you see on your screen, press Ctrl + the Show Windows key on a Chromebook with a keyboard. The latter key looks like three rectangles layered in a staggered formation.

How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

How to take a partial screenshot on Chromebook

Taking a partial screenshot that only captures a specific area of the Chromebook display is just as easy as taking a standard screenshot.

1. Find the content you want to take a screenshot of.

2. Hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys and then press the Show Windows key. 

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