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Chromebooks for Class: Screenshots & Keyboard Shortcuts

This guide aims to be a basic introduction of the capabilities of a Chromebook for online classes and homework. It outlines how to access certain tools on a Chrome OS. For technology support, please submit a support ticket at

Keyboard Shortcuts on a Chromebook

See below for a quick explanation of taking screenshots on your Chromebook.

To view all keyboard shortcuts available on the Chromebook laptop, go to this Chromebook Help page.

Taking a Screenshot on a Chromebook

Screenshots are very handy when you want to capture what is happening on your computer or wish to save an image. Below is two keyboard shortcuts to take a screenshot and an image explaining where to locate the Show Windows button.

To take a screenshot of your entire screen, Press Ctrl + Show windows  (or Ctrl + F5).

To take a partial screenshot, Press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows  (or Shift + Ctrl + F5), then click and drag.


To access your past screenshots, go to Files in the toolbar by clicking the circle Start button on the bottom-left and then clicking the blue Files icon.

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