Chromebook is a laptop that runs on Chrome OS. Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system that is designed especially for those who mostly use Chrome browser. It is a lightweight laptop that has plenty of functions. Like Windows and Mac, you can perform many actions on Chromebook. A few shortcuts might vary but all the functionality is available on Chromebook as well. Taking a screenshot is available on Chromebook as well but the shortcut varies. Here are the different ways to take a screenshot on Chromebook.

How to Take a Screenshot on Chromebook?

Here are the different ways to take a screenshot on Chromebook:

  1. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
    • To capture fullscreen
    • To capture part of the screen
  2. Capture with Stylus
  3. Using Chrome extensions and Third-party apps

How to Take a Screenshot on Chromebook using a Keyboard shortcut?

You can either capture a screenshot as a full screen or just capture a part of the screen.

1. To capture full screen

Capture full screen
  • Hold the Control key and press the Switch key.
  • Or hold the Control Key and press the F5 key.

2. To capture part of the Screen

Capture part of the Screen
  • Hold Control plus Shift Key and press Switch key.
  • Or hold Control plus Shift Key and then press F5 key.

Use your mouse and drag it to select the area which you would like to capture.

In these methods, your Chromebook will capture your screen and save it on your Downloads folder.

How to Capture Screenshot with Stylus?

This method will be useful only in the cases of using Chromebook with a stylus. If you are using Pixelbook or Chromebook plus or Pixelbook pen then go this way.

Capture Screenshot with Stylus
Capture Screenshot with Stylus
  • On the lower-left corner, click on the stylus a pen-shaped icon.
  • Select the Capture Screen option, which allows you to capture the entire screen.
  • Select the Capture Region if you want to capture a part of the screen.

How to Capture Screenshots with Chrome extensions?

You can also third-party apps to capture screenshots on your Chromebook. There are many third-party apps that allow you to edit and crop the screenshots as well.

Awesome Screenshot

It includes the screen recording feature. You can scroll through the screen, and your activities would be recorded as a video.

Awesome Screenshot

Fireshot

This tool can be used to capture the entire website into a single image. This is useful for someone who wants to share a complete detailed image.

Fireshot

Nimbus screenshot and screen video recorder

It allows you to edit, and crop the images you screenshot. You can also record your activities on the screen with this app.

Nimbus screenshot and screen video recorder

Scrn.li

Apart from capturing your screen, you can use this tool to edit the images for a better result.

Scrn.li

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Your screenshots will be saved in the Downloads folder by default. You can edit or use the screenshot, which is available in the Downloads folder. These are the different ways to screenshot on Chromebook.