How To Take a Screenshot on a Chromebook

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Take a screenshot of your entire Chromebook screen

1. Press the Ctrl + Window Switch keys on your keyboard at the same time.

Ctrl and window switch keys highlighted on a Chromebook keyboard

2. A notification will pop up in the bottom right corner of your screen. The screenshot saves to the files app on your Chromebook, and is labeled as a screenshot with the time and date of when the screenshot was created.

Screenshot notification in the bottom right corner of a Chromebook screen
Screenshot showing the files app on a Chromebook

Take a screenshot of a specific part of your Chromebook screen

1. Press the Ctrl + Shift + Window Switch keys on your keyboard at the same time.

Ctrl, shift, and window switch keys highlighted on a Chromebook keyboard

2. Your cursor turns into a little target. You are now able to click and drag with your mouse to select the area you want to screenshot. Releasing the mouse button will take the screenshot of the area you’ve selected.

3. A notification will pop up in the bottom right corner of your screen. The screenshot saves to the files app on your Chromebook, and is labeled as a screenshot with the time and date of when the screenshot was created.

Screenshot notification in the bottom right corner of a Chromebook screen
Screenshot showing the files app on a Chromebook

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