This guide will show you how to take a screenshot on your Chromebook – without having to install any additional software at all.
Taking a screenshot on your Chromebook only requires that your version of Chrome OS is (relatively) up to date.
There are 3 ‘types’ of screenshots you can take – the entire screen of your Chromebook, a specific window, or an area that you select with your cursor. Each type of screenshot has its own keyboard shortcut, and they are:
|Capture Entire Screen:||Ctrl||+||(F5, aka the “Overview” key)|
|Capture Selected Area:||Ctrl||+||Shift||+|
Once you’ve taken a screenshot, Chrome OS will notify you and from that notification you can even perform a couple of actions – view the file in a file manager or copy the screenshot to your clipboard so you can paste it into another App etc.
By default, the screenshots will be saved to your Downloads folder.