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How to take a screenshot on Chromebook

Taking a screenshot on our devices is often an indispensable necessity represented by various reasons, which are to keep a particular screen or a frame of a video. In this guide, we will tell you how to do it on Chromebooks, the laptops produced by the Mountain View company.


Endowed of ChromeOS, Chromebooks are excellent devices with an excellent interface characterized by various features.

Among these, the Google Chromebook offers two different screen capture options. One of these will capture the entire screen, while the second will allow you to capture only a specific part of it. The latter is ideal if you are only interested in capturing a certain part of the screen, such as a photo from a website or a social network, or a chat screen. Here’s how to make use of both.

How to take a screenshot on Chromebook

Total screenshot

To quickly acquire one full-screen screenshot, just press the buttons at the same time Ctrl + Show Windows.

Partial screenshot

If you want to acquire one instead partial screenshot of a smaller section of the screen, you will have to press the keys simultaneously Ctrl + Shift + Show Windows.

After taking a screenshot, the Chromebook will also allow you to edit it to share the image later. All your most recent screenshots should appear in the system tray, located in the lower right corner.

Then open the screenshot concerned via a simple double click, alternatively, you can open the Files app and find your screenshots in the folder Download. From there it will be possible to edit the images, add notes, crop them, share them or simply delete them

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