How about you now screenshot on Chromebook that you use, and not just the phones?
Or that you no longer have to screenshot on your phone and then transfer it to your computer because now it can do that by itself?
Isn’t that great? But wait, that’s not all!
The answer to a few questions that we will be looking ahead, like ‘How to screenshot on Chromebook?’ will make your lives easier in ways you might not know of.
After all, the majority of us know how to take a screenshot on Android or iOS, but this is something new!
All you have to do is, trust your guide here and follow what you read!
Earlier in time, you could only take screenshots, either using the keyboard keys that you don’t remember or basic tools that have their own limitations.
But no more! Chromebook has come up with an excellent tool that only helps you screenshot a page, but screen-record a video and save both as files for future reference. So let’s have an overview of how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook.
A screenshot on Chromebook, like one on a smartphone, is a pictorial snapshot of whatever is on the screen at the time. It also helps you grab a visual shot or record the contents, including any image, video shot, or text that might be available.
It is like ‘exactly what you saw’ at the time you were working on it. This not only helps you as a student, or an employee but is beneficial in every sector of work in innumerable ways.
Let us see how!
A screenshot on your smartphone is something you do every other day, and there’s so much help that it gives you a later time.
Yes, of course, apart from blackmailing your friends for their ugly pictures though!
Now that you know tons about your smartphone screenshots, here are the top 4 ways in which a Chromebook screenshot can assist you in your daily life:
One of the other highlights of this tool is its ability to screen record and then save it as a video. You can edit, view and save all those screenshots and videos for using them at a later time.
There are several other additions to its uses, so many that I might not be able to list all of them here!
So instead, let’s just try the feature for ourselves and move on with how to use it!
Beginning from scratch, let us know of the keyboard shortcuts that you’ve forgotten over time.
Here is what you will do for working with the Screen Capture Toolbar:
In case you want to screenshot the entire window screen of your PC, you may simply press the Ctrl+Show Windows keys together.
However, these key shortcuts will only help you take the full window screenshots. Also, you require a keyboard to access the said keys.
So, for the tablet users or the ones who want a partial capture of the screen, let’s see what you can do next.
At times, you might want a screenshot of the specific area that you wish to use. So instead of taking up extra space in the capture, you may follow the given steps are capture what you need.
In case you use a tablet, you may see the next procedure in line.
A convertible device like the Google Pixelbook i7 might not have access to physical keys, and hence you may use the other alternative to screenshot your page on Chromebook.
If you have a Stylus pen and want to use it for taking screenshots, here’s how you can do it.
Most people find the use of Stylus Pen convenient and hence would want to use it in the screenshot process. To do so, you will have to follow the below-given steps:
Further, a few latest versions of Chromebook come with a direct key for screenshot purposes.
As shown in the image, it is available in the top row again, with an icon like the camera. It has a rectangle with a circle in the middle. You press it without making any key combo, and there is your captured shot!
Obviously, I know!
You would forget the key combinations again, and trouble yourself when you need a screenshot on Chromebook next!
But we are here for the rescue.
Google added a feature for instant screenshots, in the Quick Settings menu, for people like us! You know, we all have a hard time remembering!
All you need to do is, go to the Quick Settings menu and click on the Screen Capture option, and there you have it. The toolbar!
But who knows how to use that toolbar? We do, and that is exactly what we will assist you with next.
If you followed the previously mentioned steps right, you would have a toolbar on your screen by this time.
Now you would see the toolbar at the bottom divided into 3 mini sections as given in the image.
The use of all the options in the toolbar is as given below:
Isn’t it just amazing? I mean, screenshot and screen record whatever and whenever you like!
Where is it all saved? Umm, let’s see!
So now the screenshot of your desired screen or window is taken, and a notification for the same is in the bottom right corner. The notification shows a thumbnail of the screenshot taken, as showcased in the next image.
You may click on it to edit or view it accordingly. For editing purposes, if you know how to edit or at least crop a screenshot on Mac and Windows, you will be good to go here as well!
However, if you wish to save this screenshot on Cloud, floor the given steps:
So, hopefully, you have managed to ‘take and save’ the ‘so many’ screenshots you have always wanted to capture.
Explaining what is on your mind during a corporate meeting will no longer be troublesome because now, you have what you really want to show!
To take a screenshot on Chromebooks, you need to press the Shift+Control+Show Windows keys on the keyboard altogether.
If you use a device with a keyboard or keys, you may simply press the Power and Volume Down buttons in one go.
To capture a specific screen area in your screenshot, press the Shift+Ctrl+Show Windows keys together and drag the box given on the screen. Now, only the area covered in the dragged box will be captured in your ss.
To take a screenshot without using a keyboard, you may press the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time. Also, you may try pressing the Power button for 2–3 seconds and then click on Screenshot. However, if both of these ideas do not work, you may search for help on the developer’s site.
The steps to take a screenshot vary from device to device. However, if you use a Windows device, you may press the Windows+PrtScn keys together for an ss. However, if your keyboard does not have a PrtScn key, try pressing the Windows+Space Bar together.
Chromebook Help, Take a screenshot or record your screen