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How to Screenshot on a Chromebook Laptop?

Chromebook is not similar to Windows or Mac. There are several functions that vary on theses systems. Let’s see how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook. Some of the reasons for taking a screenshot are for sending an error message screenshot to support services, showing a friend how your game screen or background wallpaper looks, or saving something that will get deleted in a few minutes.

It can be a little confusing to screenshot on a Chromebook laptop of you have been using other platforms like Windows or Mac for a long time. The keyboard on a Chromebook is somewhat different from that of Windows and Mac. Refer to the simple instructions given on our web page to know how to screenshot on a Chromebook laptop.

Method 1 – Screenshot of the Entire Screen

  1. Press the Ctrl and Show Windows keys at the same time on the Chromebook’s laptop keyboard.
  2. The Show Windows key is on the top row of the keyboard and it looks like a rectangle with two lines on its right side.
  3. Note: This Show Windows key on the Chromebook laptop is equivalent to the F5 key on a computer keyboard.

Method 2 – Screenshot of a Portion of the Screen

  1. Press the Shift, Ctrl, and Show Windows together on the keyboard.
  2. Highlight the portion that you want to take a screenshot by clicking the crosshair icon followed by dragging it.
  3. Once done, a copy of the screenshot will appear in a pop-out window.

Screenshot Saved Location

  1. Mostly, all the screenshots will be saved in the Downloads folder.
  2. To access the screenshot, go to Launcher and click the Files option under the search bar.
  3. This will open the File Manager window on the screen.
  4. Click the My Files tab followed by the Downloads tab in the left panel.
  5. You will see all the screenshots on the main screen.

Screenshot on a Chromebook Laptop


Now we have seen how to screenshot on a Chromebook laptop.