Do you need to take a screenshot on your Chromebook? Well, put away your camera and check out our YouTube video and tutorial below for details on how to capture an image of what’s on your Chromebook screen.

This tutorial covers:

  • How to take a full screenshot.
  • How to take a partial screenshot.
  • How to find the screenshot file in the Files app.

* This article does NOT cover how to use the screenshot using the clipboard option or how to edit the screenshot image. We will add these topics to our to-do list and get them added to the site at a future date.

How to Take a Full Screenshot

1). Using your keyboard, press Ctrl and All Screens - Chromebook Key.

2). In the lower-right corner of your screen, look for a pop-up panel with a thumbnail of the image you just captured.  You have the option to:

  • Click on Show in folder (top-left in panel) to view the file in the folder where it is saved on your Chromebook.
  • Click COPY TO CLIPBOARD (bottom-left in panel) to copy the image to your Chromebook’s memory, so you can paste the image into another application (such as Google Docs, Google Slides, …).
Screenshot Notification Pop-up Panel

Here is what the Chromebook Files App looks like.

Chromebook Files App Panel

How to Take a Partial Screenshot

1). Using your keyboard, press Ctrl, Shiftand All Screens - Chromebook Key.

2). Your cursor will change from a pointer to a plus symbol.  Using either your touch pad, mouse, or touch screen, drag your cursor over the over the area of screen you want to capture.

Partial Screenshot Animation

3). In the lower-right corner of your screen, look for a pop-up panel with a thumbnail of the image you just captured.  You have the option to:

  • Click on Show in folder (top-left in panel) to view the file in the folder where it is saved on your Chromebook.
  • Click COPY TO CLIPBOARD (bottom-left in panel) to copy the image to your Chromebook’s memory, so you can paste the image into another application (such as Google Docs, Google Slides, …).
Screenshot Notification Pop-up Panel

Here is what the Chromebook Files App looks like.

Chromebook Files App Panel

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