www.androidpolice.com How to take a screenshot and record your screen on Chrome OS
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www.androidpolice.com How to take a screenshot and record your screen on Chrome OS

The screenshot tool has some pretty slick tricks

Google first announced Chrome OS, the operating system that powers the best Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, way back in 2011. Although the OS has matured a lot over the past decade, it continues to play catch-up with macOS and Windows. And while Google continues to bridge the gap with each update, tasks as simple as taking a screenshot or recording your Chromebook's display were frustrating until recently.

Thankfully, Google has made a number of improvements to its Screen Capture tool recently, While the updates to Screen Capture make it more versatile, there's a bit of a learning curve if you're coming from another operating system. Here's a quick explainer on how to get the most out of the Chrome OS Screen Capture tool.

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How to access the Screen Capture tool on Chrome OS

There are two main ways to open the Screen Capture tool, the first of which is using the Quick Settings menu:

www.androidpolice.com How to take a screenshot and record your screen on Chrome OS

The other way to access the Screen Capture tool is using a keyboard shortcut:

How to take a screenshot on Chrome OS

Now that you know how to open the Screen Capture tool, taking a screenshot is fairly easy. First, we'll discuss how to capture your entire screen:

A nice feature of the Chrome OS Screen Capture tool is that you can easily take a screenshot of just a portion of your screen:

Additionally, you can take a neat screenshot of a single application window:

How to record your screen on Chrome OS

Recording your screen is fairly similar to taking a screenshot:


And there you have it. Now you can take screenshots and record your screen using the Chrome OS Screen Capture tool.

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Zach became an android enthusiast in 2016 when he got his first Android phone, A Motorola Droid Turbo 2, and has been following the industry since. Chromebooks are a passion of Zach's since he picked up an original HP Chromebook x2, which he writes all of his articles on. Zach is also an avid Google fan having owned 2 Pixels and countless Chromecasts, Speakers, and Pixel Buds.

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