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How To Make A Screenshot On A Chromebook

by Simon Todd
How To Make A Screenshot On A Chromebook

Step-by-Step Guide to Taking a Screenshot on a Chromebook

Taking a screenshot on a Chromebook is an easy process that can be completed in just a few steps. This guide will walk you through the process of taking and saving screenshots on your Chromebook.

Step 1: Prepare the Screen for Your Screenshot
Before you take your screenshot, make sure that the screen displays exactly what you want to capture. If necessary, adjust any windows or menus so that they are visible in the screenshot.

Step 2: Take Your Screenshot
Once your screen is ready, press and hold down both the “Ctrl” and “Window Switcher” keys at the same time. This will take a picture of whatever is currently displayed on your screen and save it to your clipboard.

Step 3: Save Your Screenshot
Now that you have taken your screenshot, it needs to be saved as an image file before it can be used or shared with others. To do this, open up an image editing program such as Paint or GIMP (both of which are available for free). Then press “Ctrl + V” to paste the image from your clipboard into the program window. Finally, save it as an image file by clicking “File > Save As…” and selecting either JPEG or PNG format from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the window.

Step 4: Share Your Screenshot (Optional)
If desired, you can now share your screenshot with others by uploading it to social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter, attaching it to emails or text messages, etc.. To do this simply click on whichever sharing option best suits your needs within whichever program you are using (e.g., if using Gmail click “Attach File…”). Then select and upload/send out your saved screenshot file accordingly!

How to Use the Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts for Taking Screenshots

Taking screenshots on a Chromebook is a simple and efficient way to capture images of your screen. With the help of keyboard shortcuts, you can quickly take screenshots without having to use any additional software or tools. Here are the steps for taking screenshots on a Chromebook:

1. To take a screenshot of your entire screen, press the “Ctrl” and “Window Switcher” keys at the same time. The Window Switcher key is usually located in between the “Alt” and “Full Screen” keys on most Chromebook keyboards.

2. To take a screenshot of just part of your screen, press the “Ctrl”, “Shift” and “Window Switcher” keys at once. Your cursor will then turn into a crosshair that you can use to select an area of your screen to capture in an image file.

3. Once you have taken your screenshot, it will be saved as an image file in your Downloads folder by default unless you have changed this setting previously in Chrome OS settings menu under Advanced Settings > Downloads > Change Download Location option . You can also access this folder by clicking on Files app icon from Chrome OS shelf (bottom bar).

4. If you want to share or edit your screenshot immediately after taking it, press Ctrl + Shift + Window Switcher keys together again while still holding down Ctrl key after taking first screenshot; this will open up Chrome OS built-in image editor where you can crop or annotate before saving or sharing with others via email or social media platforms like Google+, Facebook etc..