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How To Screenshot On Chromebook Acer

by Simon Todd
How To Screenshot On Chromebook Acer

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

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

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

Step 2: Activate Screenshot Mode. To take a screenshot on an Acer Chromebook, press and hold down both the “Ctrl” and “Switch Window” keys at the same time for two seconds. This will activate Screenshot mode, which will allow you to capture whatever is currently displayed on your screen.

Step 3: Select Area to Capture (Optional). If desired, use your mouse or trackpad to select an area of the screen to capture instead of capturing everything currently displayed on it. To do this, click and drag over the area you wish to capture while still holding down both keys from Step 2 until you have selected all desired content for inclusion in your screenshot image file.

Step 4: Release Keys & Save Image File Once you have selected either all content or just a portion of it for inclusion in your image file, release both keys from Step 2 simultaneously and wait for confirmation that your image has been saved successfully as a PNG file format with “Screenshot” as its title followed by its date/time stamp (e.g., “Screenshot_2021-04-15_at_12-34-56). Your newly created image file should now be available in either Downloads folder or Google Drive depending upon how it was configured during setup of Chrome OS device settings prior to taking this screenshot action step(s).

How to Capture and Share Screenshots on Your Acer Chromebook

Taking screenshots on an Acer Chromebook is a simple and straightforward process. With just a few clicks, you can capture and share images of your screen with others. Here’s how to do it:

1. To take a screenshot of the entire screen, press the “Ctrl” and “Window Switcher” keys at the same time. The Window Switcher key is located in the top row of your keyboard, between the full-screen and brightness buttons.

2. Your screenshot will be saved to your Downloads folder as a PNG file with a timestamp in its name (e.g., Screenshot 2020-07-20 at 10.45 AM).

3. To take a partial screenshot, press “Ctrl” + “Shift” + “Window Switcher” keys simultaneously instead of just pressing two keys as before; this will open up an area selection tool that you can use to select which part of your screen you want to capture in your screenshot image file (the same PNG format).

4. Once you have taken either type of screenshot, you can easily share it with others by opening up Google Drive or another cloud storage service on your Chromebook and uploading it there for sharing purposes; alternatively, if you are using Gmail or another email client on Chrome OS, simply attach the image file directly from within that application when composing an email message for someone else to view it!


1. How do I take a screenshot on my Chromebook Acer?

To take a screenshot on your Chromebook Acer, press the Ctrl + Switch Window keys at the same time. This will capture the entire screen and save it to your Downloads folder as a PNG file. You can also use the Ctrl + Shift + Switch Window keys to capture just part of your screen.

2. How do I edit my screenshots on my Chromebook Acer?

You can edit your screenshots using an image editor such as Pixlr or GIMP, both of which are available for free in the Chrome Web Store. Alternatively, you can use Google Drawings or Google Slides to add text and other elements to your screenshots before saving them in any format you like.