How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook from Mashable

Curious about how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook? You’re not alone. On your own, it’s not easy to figure out how to grab a snapshot of what’s on your display. However, once you know this simple, two-key shortcut, you’ll be taking screenshots in no time.

Follow the easy-to-follow instructions below to take screenshots on your Chromebook with ease.

How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Total Time
2 minutes
What You Need


Step 1:
Find the Ctrl key as well as the ‘rectangular’ icon

The Ctrl key should be on the left side of your keyboard; the rectangular icon should be the fifth key from the left on the function row.

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Step 2:
A preview of the screenshot will appear on the bottom-left corner.

You can click on “Edit” if you want to make additional tweaks to it.

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Step 3:
You can access your screenshots in the “Downloads” folder.

Navigate to the “Downloads” folder by clicking on the “Files” icon on the taskbar.

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Now that you’ve got your screenshots, you have a wealth of options available to you.

Circled options for editing screenshot on a Chromebook.
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You can share it, crop it, rotate it, add filters, and annotate it. And if you’re done with it, you can delete it, too.

Note: We used the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 for this how-to.

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