Chromebooks are an increasingly popular type of laptop that runs on Google’s Chrome operating system. While they are designed for easy use, taking a screenshot on a Chromebook can be a bit tricky if you are not familiar with the process. In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to take a screenshot on Chromebook.
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Using the Keyboard Shortcut
The easiest way to take a screenshot on a Chromebook is to use the keyboard shortcut. To do this, simply press the “Ctrl” key and the “Show windows” key (which looks like a rectangle with two lines on the right side) at the same time. This will capture a screenshot of the entire screen.
If you only want to capture a specific area of the screen, you can use the “Ctrl,” “Shift,” and “Show windows” keys together. This will change your cursor to a crosshair, allowing you to select the area of the screen you want to capture.
Using the Power and Volume Down Buttons
If you have a newer Chromebook that supports Android apps, you can take a screenshot using the same method as on an Android device. Simply press the “Power” button and the “Volume down” button at the same time. This will capture a screenshot of the entire screen.
Using the Accessibility Menu
If you have difficulty using the keyboard shortcuts, you can also take a screenshot using the Accessibility menu. To access this menu, click on the time in the bottom right corner of the screen, then click on the gear icon to access the settings. From there, click on “Accessibility” and turn on the “Enable accessibility features” toggle.
Once this is enabled, you can click on the “Accessibility” icon in the top right corner of the screen and select “Take screenshot” from the menu. This will capture a screenshot of the entire screen.
Using a Chrome Extension
There are several Chrome extensions available that allow you to take screenshots with additional features, such as editing or annotating the screenshot. One popular extension is Lightshot, which can be installed from the Chrome Web Store.
To use Lightshot, simply click on the extension icon in the top right corner of the screen and select the area you want to capture. You can then edit the screenshot or save it to your computer.
Using Google Keep
If you use Google Keep to take notes or keep track of information, you can also use it to take screenshots. To do this, open Google Keep and click on the “New note” button. From there, click on the camera icon and select “Take a screenshot” from the menu. This will capture a screenshot of the entire screen and save it to your Google Keep account.
Taking a screenshot on a Chromebook may seem complicated at first, but there are several easy methods you can use. Whether you prefer keyboard shortcuts, Android-style button presses, or using a Chrome extension or Google Keep, taking a screenshot on a Chromebook is a simple process that anyone can do.