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How To Take A Window Screenshot on Chromebook Dell

by Simon Todd
How To Take A Window Screenshot on Chromebook Dell

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

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

1. Open the window you would like to take a screenshot of.
2. Press and hold down the “Ctrl” and “Window Switcher” keys at the same time for two seconds. The Window Switcher key is located in between the “Alt” and “Backspace/Delete” keys, and looks like two overlapping rectangles.
3. You will hear a camera shutter sound, indicating that your screenshot has been taken successfully.
4. To view your screenshot, open up your Files app by clicking on its icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen or by pressing Ctrl + M simultaneously on your keyboard to open up its menu bar at the top of your screen, then selecting Files from there..
5. In Files, click on Downloads to view all files stored in this folder; here you should find an image file with today’s date as its name – this is your newly taken window screenshot!

How to Capture and Share Window Screenshots on Your Dell Chromebook

Taking screenshots on a Dell 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 an image file with a .png extension (e.g., Screenshot_2020-01-01). You can also find it in your Files app under “Downloads” or by searching for “screenshot” in the search bar at the bottom left corner of your screen.

3. To take a screenshot of only part of your screen, press “Ctrl + Shift + Window Switcher” instead; this will open up an area selection tool that you can use to select which part of your screen you want to capture as an image file (again with .png extension).

4. Once you have taken one or more screenshots, you can easily share them with others via email or social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter by simply dragging and dropping them into messages or posts from within Chrome OS’s Files app (or any other file manager). Alternatively, if you are using Google Drive for cloud storage, simply upload them there first before sharing them with others via link or attachment from within Gmail or other email clients/apps that support Google Drive integration (such as Outlook).

With these steps in mind, capturing and sharing window screenshots on Dell Chromebooks should be easy!


Q1: How do I take a screenshot on my Chromebook Dell?
A1: To take a screenshot on your Chromebook Dell, press the Ctrl + Show Windows keys at the same time. This will capture an image of your entire screen and save it to your Downloads folder. You can also use the Ctrl + Shift + Show Windows keys to capture just the active window.