Screenshots are great for sharing websites, webpages, and other images quickly and easily. If you want to print the image from your Chromebook, however, you’ll need to make some adjustments before you get started. These instructions will help guide you through the process of printing screenshots on Chromebooks.
Step 1: Screenshots Using keyboard Shortcuts
In most cases, the easiest way to take a screenshot on your Chromebook is by using button combinations. There are three keyboard shortcuts for screenshots you’ll want to remember:
- Power + Volume Down to take a screenshot of the entire screen. While in tablet mode this is the only button-combo for screenshots you can use.
- Ctrl + Overview (the 🔲|| symbol in the right image above) to take a screenshot of the entire screen.
- Ctrl + Shift + 🔲|| to open the Screen Capture toolbar with single-window screenshot mode enabled.
Note: it’s worth mentioning that the keyboard commands are slightly different if you’re using an external keyboard that has F1-F12 keys rather than the specific Chrome OS function keys. In that scenario, you’ll use Ctrl + F5 and Ctrl + Shift + F5, respectively.
Step 2: Screenshot With a Chromebook Stylus
- Locate the Stylus Button at the bottom of the screen and tap it once.
- From the options, select Capture Screen and you will be able to capture the entire screen in an image.
- Use the stylus to select the area of the screen you want to capture.
- Lift the pen off of the display to take the screenshot.
The screenshot will appear in the bottom-right corner of the screen and automatically be copied to your Chromebook’s clipboard. You can immediately “Edit” or “Delete” the screenshot by selecting either button.
Step 3: Use the Built-In Screen Capture Tool
Chromebooks now have a built-in Screen Capture tool that makes taking screenshots and screen recordings even easier than before. Start by opening the Quick Settings menu in the Shelf (or taskbar at the clock).
- Expand the menu (if necessary) using the arrow in the top-right corner.
- Select the arrow in the top-right corner of the menu if it’s not fully expanded.
- Select “Screen Capture”.
- For screenshots, click the camera icon in the toolbar.
- You have three different screenshot methods.
- Full Screen: Click anywhere on the screen to take a screenshot of the entire screen.
- Partial: Click and drag your mouse or trackpad pointer to select an area or portion of the screen you want to screenshot, then select “Capture.”
- Window: Click the window or area of the screen you want to screenshot.
- When you take the screenshot, it will appear in the bottom-right corner of the screen and automatically be copied to your Chromebook’s clipboard.