How Do You Screenshot on a Chrome Book

Last updated on November 10, 2015 by

Chromebook is like a netbook which has a Chrome OS operating system. This is designed for people to use while connected in the internet yet there are still apps which can be run offline. In addition to this, data saved in Chromebook are stored in Cloud which can only be accessed with the use of an internet connection. Although many people already enjoy using Chromebook, most of them still do not know how to take screen shots if they find something important or interesting to share with others. Taking screenshots is very important because it anyhow helps us in explaining things which are hard to express through words of mouth. Additionally, taking screenshots can help people have an instant and exact image he or she needs without downloading. In fact, when you look for some pictures to add to presentation, photo albums or other documents, they are usually not available in the way you need. Actually, you need to make screenshots from elements on web pages. Below are some ways on how to take screenshots on Chromebook.

1. The Default Way – Using Chromebook.

In case you just want to take a screenshot of your screen without doing any editing of the image, you can do the default way in making Chromebook screenshots. To take a screenshot of the whole screen, simply press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘Window Switcher’ keys at the same time. In addition to this, to capture a specific area of the screen, just press ‘Ctrl’, ‘Shift’and ‘Window Switcher’ keys. Screenshots are saved in the “Downloads” folder.

2. The Comprehensive Way – Using Webpage ScreenShot

Webpage ScreenShot is one of the best tools to use in capturing a screen. It is free, online based and it does not need any installation. Additionally, this tool directly capture screen when browsing web pages on Chrome and it produces high quality screenshots (can be customized in the settings). You can capture any page via URL in just a click. All screenshots taken are saved in Cloud storage privately so there is no need for you to spend a dime for the images. Follow the steps below on how to take screenshot on Chromebook.

Step 1: Go to Webpage ScreenShot page, navigate to on top menu.

Step 2: Copy the URL of the page you want to capture.

Step 3: Paste it in the URL box found in the ScreenShot page.

Step 4: Click on “Take Screenshot” button and the tool will capture the page.

Step 5: Click on “Save Online” to save the image and start editing it if you wish to.

Furthermore, this tool also has an “Editing Tool” allowing you to further edit the images saved on cloud by adding shapes, lines, text, and even watermark. This can help people better explain what they want to say through the use of screenshot.

3. The accurate Way – Using Chrome Extensions

There are also Chrome extensions which can be installed to take screenshot in a Chromebook. You can just simply go to Google Play and download them. Below are the Chrome extensions recommended:

a. Awesome Screenshot– This is a free Chrome extension which takes screenshots of a whole page or just a selected area. In addition to this, it also allows users to add shapes, lines and texts to the captured image. The image can actually be shared online but users need to upload it first in To use it, simply install this extension, once installed, click its icon which can be found at the upper part of the Chrome browser and then decide whether to capture the whole page or just a part of it. You can find this extension here.

b. Lightshot– this is another free Chrome screenshot extension for capturing the page you’re browsing. On the other hand, Lightshot does not have any editing tool which is a big help in enhancing such images. Once installed, this extension can also be found at the upper part of the Chrome browser. Just click the icon and you can capture the page you want to take a screenshot with.

Lightshot on how to take screenshots on Chromebook

c. Nimbus Screenshot– this free Chrome extension can capture anything on the screen of the computer. Furthermore, this tool has some editing options allowing users to add in texts, lines, shapes, arrows and more. To use this tool, simply get it on Webstore and install it. Once installed, it will be placed on the upper right side of the Chrome browser. Click the “N” icon and choose the capture mode to use to start taking a screenshot.

Those are the best ways on how to capture a screenshot for Chromebook. All of them are very helpful yet not all of them are packed with features that people will need the most. Using Webpage ScreenShot tool is actually the best of them all as it is jump packed with features allowing users to get a screenshot instantly and not to download and install some other apps

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Posted by on April 29, 2014 to Screenshot Guide, Follow me on Twitter. Last updated on November 10, 2015

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  • This could be me doing something weird, but I've nitoced that on a pre-update screen shot, a full width browser window does not cause the taskbar to become black. Now, it does. Seems like something is going on with the wallpaper.New Samsung arm chromebook btw.
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