Screenshot On Chromebook Using Keyboard (How To)

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Chromebook screenshot capture using keyboard.

Want to take a screenshot of your Chromebook using keyboard shortcuts? Well we got your covered in this guide.

In this step-by-step guide, we will be showing you how to screenshot your Chromebook effortlessly using keyboard shortcuts, so there is no need to download any third-party tools to do a Chromebook screenshot capture.

Chromebooks are known for their simplicity and efficiency, and taking screenshots is also easy enough to do.

Whether you want to preserve a memorable moment, document important information, or share content with others, taking screenshots on your Chromebook can be very useful and something I use often.

You can also take screenshots on a Chromebook without using a keyboard.

How To Screenshot On Chromebook Using Keyboard

Method 1: Full-Screen Screenshot

To capture the entire screen, press the Ctrl + Show Windows keys simultaneously.

The “Show Windows” key is typically found in the top row and resembles a rectangle with two lines on the right side.

After pressing the keyboard shortcut, your Chromebook will take an instant screenshot of the entire screen.

The captured screenshot will be automatically saved in your Downloads folder.

Method 2: Partial Screen Screenshot

For a more selective screenshot, press Ctrl + Shift + Show Windows keys simultaneously.

Your cursor will transform into a crosshair.

Click and drag your cursor to select the specific area of the screen you want to capture using the snipping tool.

Release the mouse button to take a screenshot of the chosen area.

The partial screenshot will again be saved in your Downloads folder.

Method 3: Screenshot of the Active Window

If you only want to capture the active window that you have open, press Alt + Show Windows keys simultaneously.

Your Chromebook will capture the currently active window, whether it’s a browser tab, an application, or a document that you are working on.

Just like the above methods the captured screenshot will also be saved in the Downloads folder.

Accessing Your Screenshots

After taking your screenshots, you’ll want to access and use them. So let’s take a look at how.

To view your screenshots, open the Files app on your Chromebook.

Navigate to your Downloads folder, and this is where all your captured screenshots are stored.

You can now view, edit, share, or move your screenshots to other folders as needed.


Taking screenshots on your Chromebook using keyboard shortcuts is a quick and efficient way to capture important moments like in games or information.

So whether you’re a student, or professional, these keyboard shortcuts make capturing your screen a breeze. I hope the above steps have helped you screenshot on your Chromebook using the keyboard.

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