Sometimes it is a hassle to describe what is on your computer screen. & # 39; Show, not tell & # 39; is the golden rule for many things. Fortunately, that is easy to do by simply taking a screenshot on Chromebook devices. By generating an image from your screen, you can easily share in a group chat, email or social media.
Each device has its own combination of controls to take a screenshot. With Android devices, the usual combination simultaneously presses the volume down and the power buttons. On Home, the Home and Power buttons are sufficient. With a Mac computer, press Command > Shift> 4 (all at once) to open and drag a cross-hair icon that you want to take a photo of. Command> Shift> 3 also makes a screenshot of the entire screen, instead of a selection. Now let's see how we can make a screenshot on Chromebook.
Take a screenshot on a Chromebook with the keyboard
Press the Ctrl and Window Switch keys to capture your entire screen as a Chromebook screenshot. If you only want a screenshot of a part of the screen, press the Ctrl, Shift and window switch buttons and drag the crosshair icon over the part of the screen that you want to capture.
If you use an external keyboard, have to do something else. You want to click the Ctrl and F5 keys or the Ctrl, Shift, and F5 keys respectively for the same Chromebook screenshot actions.
Creating a Chromebook screenshot in tablet mode
More and more Chromebooks are designed as 2-in-1 devices, where you can rotate the screen 360 degrees or completely detac h the display from the hardware keyboard. You can then use the screen as if it were a large touchscreen tablet (assuming it is a touchscreen model).
Taking a screenshot on Chromebook in tablet mode is done by simultaneously pressing the on / off buttons and the volume down
Take a Chromebook screenshot with a stylus
More Chromebooks now come with a supplied stylus, such as the Google Pixelbook, the HP Chromebook x2, the Samsung Chromebook Pro and the Samsung Chromebook Plus. If your Chromebook has a touch pen, you can tap the screen to open a menu that lets you take a screenshot on Chromebook with the pen.
There are a number of ways to take a screenshot on Chromebook with the stylus. One is simple; just tap the Capture Screen option to take a screenshot of the entire screen. The other is a bit more complicated. You can tap the Capture Region option in the stylus menu to create a partial screenshot. When that option is applied, simply tap and hold the part of the screen that you want to capture. Simply remove the stylus from the screen when you're done.
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Create a Chromebook screenshot with a Chrome extension
Chrome extensions are designed to help you use Chrome OS and / or your Chrome web browser in new and better ways . It's no shock to see that there are a lot of Chrome extensions available for taking 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
After you've taken a screenshot on your Chromebook, you'll see a notification window confirming that you are indeed have taken a screenshot. It is fairly easy to access your Chromebook screenshots afterwards. Open your Chromebook screenshot directly from the notification window that you see when you take the screenshot. Otherwise, you can go to your Downloads folder, which is accessible by opening your app launcher and searching for & # 39; Files & # 39 ;.
It may seem like a deceptively simple process to take a screenshot on Chromebook, but it's really that simple. So try it and share everything you might find worth sharing on your Chromebook screen.
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