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. Press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows .
    • Or, if your Chromebook has it, press the screenshot key .
  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 .

Tip: You can also take a screenshot with the menu at the bottom right.

  1. Select the time.
  2. Select 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 
To stop recording, at the bottom right, select Stop recording .

Find recordings and 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 that you take are added to the folder that you select.

Learn how to open, save or delete files.

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