You can use keyboard shortcuts to complete tasks quickly.

Tip: To search for a keyword on this page, press Ctrl + f and enter what you’re looking for. (This is a pretty universal shortcut for searching text in most applications.)

Popular shortcuts

  • Take a screenshot: Press Ctrl +switch window  (or Ctrl + F5)
  • Take a partial screenshot: Press Ctrl + Shift + switch window (or Ctrl + Shift + F5), then click and drag
  • Take a screenshot (if your Chromebook converts into a tablet): Press Power button + Volume down button
  • Turn Caps Lock on or off: Press Alt + Search
  • Lock your screen: Press Search + L
  • Sign out of your Google Account: Press Ctrl + Shift + q (twice)
  • See all keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl + Alt + /