How to screenshot on Chromebook

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How to screenshot on Chromebook

So you have recently bought one of the best Chromebooks and now you are wondering how to screenshot on Chromebook. Well, it is easy as taking a screenshot on Windows 11.

Screenshots are an essential tool for capturing and sharing information, whether it's a funny meme, a text message, or a crucial error code. If you are a proud owner of a Chromebook, it is necessary to know how to screenshot on your budget laptop aka Chromebook.

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In this article, we'll guide you through the various ways to capture screenshots on your Chromebook, from the simple to the more advanced. Let's get started!

How to screenshot on Chromebook

If you’ve recently switched from a Windows or Mac to a Chromebook, you might find it a bit confusing to screenshot on your new budget lightweight laptop. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to do with the built-in screenshot tool.

To screenshot on Chromebook press the Ctrl + Show Windows keys at the same time. This will take a screenshot of the entire screen. If you only want to take a screenshot of a specific area of the screen, here is how to do it:

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  • Press Shift + Ctrl + Show Windows keys
    • Or, if your Chromebook has it, press the Screenshot key
  • In the menu at the bottom, select Screenshot
  • Choose one of the following options in the toolbar: Full-screen mode, Rectangular mode, or Window mode.

And that's how you screenshot on Chromebook. You can find your screenshots in the Downloads folder. It is worth mentioning that screenshots are automatically copied to your clipboard as well.

Read more: Can you use Microsoft Office on a Chromebook?

Where is the show windows button on Chromebook?

How to screenshot on Chromebook | Where is the show windows button on Chromebook?
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The Show Windows button is located in the top row of the keyboard. On most Chromebooks, it is the sixth button from the left, found right in between the brightness down and the fullscreen button.

As the name suggests, the Show Windows button shows all the windows that are currently open on your Chromebook. Any application or files open or minimized will be shown once you press the key and you can easily switch between them using the touchpad.

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