Sometimes it is tedious to describe what is displayed on your computer screen. "Show, not tell" is the golden rule for many things. Fortunately, this is easy by simply taking a screenshot on Chromebook devices. By creating an image of your screen, you can easily share it in a group chat, email, or social media.
Each device has its own combination of controls to get a screenshot. For Android devices, the usual combination is to press the volume button and the power button at the same time. The iOS home and power buttons are sufficient. Using a Mac computer, press Command > Shift> 4 (at once) to open a crosshair icon and drag anything you want. Command> Shift> 3 takes a screenshot of the entire screen instead of a selection. Now let's find out how to take a screenshot on Chromebook.
Taking a screenshot on a Chromebook using the keyboard
To capture your entire screen as a Chromebook screenshot, press the Ctrl and Window keys. If you just want a screenshot of part of the screen, press the Ctrl, Shift, and Window switch buttons and drag the crosshair over the part of the screen you want to capture.
If you use an external keyboard, you have to do something else. Click the Ctrl and F5 keys or the Ctrl, Shift, and F5 keys to perform the same Chromebook screenshot actions.
Taking a Chromebook screenshot in tablet mode
More and more Chromebooks have been designed as 2-in-1 devices, with which you can either rotate the display by 360 degrees or fully detac h the display from the hardware keyboard. You can then use the display as if it were a large touchscreen tablet (assuming the display is a touchscreen model).
If you take a screenshot on the Chromebook in tablet mode, press the on / off buttons at the same time  Creating a Chromebook screenshot with a pen
Additional Chromebooks are now equipped with a supplied pen, e.g. B. the Google Pixelbook the HP Chromebook x2, the Samsung Chromebook Pro and the Samsung Chromebook Plus. If your Chromebook has a touchscreen stylus, you can tap the screen to open a menu where you can use the stylus to take a screenshot of the Chromebook.
There are several ways to take a screenshot on a Chromebook using the stylus pen. One is simple; Simply tap the Capture Screen option to take a screenshot of the entire screen. The other is a little more complicated. You can tap the Capture Region option in the pen menu to take a partial screenshot. When this option is applied, simply tap, hold and drag on the part of the screen you want to capture. Just take the pen off the screen when you're done.
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Taking a Chromebook screenshot with a Chrome extension
Chrome extensions help you use Chrome OS and / or Chrome web browser in new and better ways. It's no shock to see that a lot of Chrome extensions are available to take full or selected screenshots on Chromebook devices. Here is a list of just a few of the extensions available in the Chrome Store:
Accessing your Chromebook screenshot
Once you've taken a screenshot on your Chromebook, you'll see a notification window that confirms that you a screenshot was actually taken. It's pretty easy to access your Chromebook screenshots afterwards. Open your Chromebook screenshot directly from the notification pop-up that you see when you take the screenshot. You can also go to your download folder, which you can access by opening your app launcher and searching for “files”.
It may seem deceptively easy to take a screenshot on Chromebook, but it's really that simple. Give it a try and share everything you think is valuable on your Chromebook screen.
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