How to screenshot on Chromebook?

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Taking screenshots on Chromebook

Taking screenshots on a Chromebook is a straightforward process. Here's a simple guide on how to screenshot on a Chromebook:

  1. Locate the content or screen you want to capture in the screenshot.
  2. Press the "Ctrl" and "Show windows" keys simultaneously. The "Show windows" key is typically located in the top row, between the "Full Screen" and "Brightness down" keys. It resembles a rectangle with two lines on the right side.
  3. Your screen will dim briefly, and a notification will appear in the bottom-right corner, indicating that the screenshot has been captured.
  4. To access the screenshot, click on the notification that appears. It will show a preview of the screenshot.
  5. From the preview, you can choose to copy the screenshot to the clipboard, save it to your Downloads folder, or open it with an image editor for further modifications.
  6. If you don't click on the notification, the screenshot will be automatically saved in the "Downloads" folder of your Chromebook.

Alternatively, if you only want to capture a specific area of the screen, you can use the following method:

  1. Press the "Ctrl" and "Shift" keys simultaneously, and then press the "Show windows" key (resembling a rectangle with two lines) to enter partial screenshot mode.
  2. Your cursor will turn into a crosshair.
  3. Click and drag the crosshair to select the area you want to capture.
  4. Release the mouse button to capture the selected area.
  5. Like before, a notification will appear in the bottom-right corner, allowing you to access the screenshot.

By following these steps, you can easily take screenshots on your Chromebook, whether you need to capture the entire screen or a specific area, enabling you to save and share important information or memorable moments with ease.

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