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How To Take A Screenshot On Acer Chromebook

by Simon Todd
How To Take A Screenshot On Acer Chromebook

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). Once Screenshot mode has been activated, you can select an area of your screen to capture by dragging your cursor across it with either your mouse or trackpad. If no area is selected, then the entire screen will be captured when Step 4 is completed.

Step 4: Take Screenshot and Save Image File. After selecting an area (if desired), release both keys simultaneously to take a screenshot of whatever was visible onscreen at that moment in time; this image file will automatically be saved as a .png file in your Downloads folder unless otherwise specified during this step of the process (eg., if you choose to save it elsewhere).

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 an Acer Chromebook?

To take a screenshot on an Acer Chromebook, press the “Ctrl” and “Window Switcher” 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 press “Ctrl” + “Shift” + “Window Switcher” to capture only part of the screen.

2. How do I find my screenshots on an Acer Chromebook?

Your screenshots are saved in your Downloads folder by default. To access this folder, click on the Launcher icon (the circle with 6 dots) in the bottom left corner of your screen, then select Files > Downloads from the menu that appears. Your screenshots will be listed here as PNG files with names like Screenshot (1), Screenshot (2), etc.