Take a screenshot or record your screen

You can take a screenshot or record a video of your Chromebook's screen. After you capture your screen, you can view, edit, delete, and share the image or video.

Tip: Screenshots and recordings are automatically copied to your clipboard.

Take a screenshot

  1. If your Chromebook has it, press the Screenshot key .
    • If your Chromebook doesn't have a Screenshot key , press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows .
    • If your external keyboard doesn't have a Show windows key , press Ctrl + Shift + F5.
  2. In the menu at the bottom, select Screenshot .
  3. Select an option:
    • Take a full screen screenshot .
    • Take a partial screenshot .
    • Take a window screenshot .


  • On your keyboard, to change the section that you want to screenshot, you can also press the space bar.
  • You can also change the size of your screenshot. On your keyboard, press the Tab key until one of the circle corners of the section is highlighted.
    • On your keyboard, to change the height of your screenshot, press the Up arrow or Down arrow keys.
    • On your keyboard, to change the width of your screenshot, press the Left arrow or Right arrow keys.
  • To take a screenshot, you can also use the menu on your screen. At the bottom, select the time and then Screen capture.

Record your screen

  1. Press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows .
  2. In the menu at the bottom, select Screen record .
  3. Select an option:
    • Record the full screen .
    • Record a partial screen .
    • Record a window .
  4. To stop recording, at the bottom right, select Stop recording .

Find recordings & screenshots

Recordings and screenshots get saved to your “Downloads” folder. You can change where your recordings or screenshots are saved:

  1. Press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows .
  2. At the bottom, select Settings Settings and then Select folder. Recordings or screenshots you take are added to the folder you select.

Learn how to open, save, or delete files.

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