How To Use Snipping tool on Chromebook?

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Snipping tool in Chrome OS gives you leverage to take a partial screenshot of your chromebook’s screen, which also helps you to save time in editing after the taking the screenshot.

In this article you will learn the use of snipping tool in Chrome OS, which includes partial screenshots, particular window or even full screen capturing.

Snipping Tool On Chromebook

Chrome OS snipping tool Shortcuts Key

Specific area -> Shift + ctrl + show winodws

Particular window-> ctrl + Alt +show window

Full window snip-> ctrl + show window

This is how you can use snipping tool in Chromebook OS to take screenshots of selected area, individual window, or full display area. You can find your screenshot files in the download section, in my files app. It can also be saved in usb drive or even on cloud.

How to use snipping tool in Chrome OS?

  • Press and hold CTRL + show windows. Show window has a rectangle on it and two lines.
  • Once you give this command the cursor will turn into crosshair icon to use as snipping tool.
  • It will direct you to drag it and select the specified area which you wish to capture as a screenshot.
  • As you drag and leave the specified area, it will capture the area and appear as a popup at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • The file will be saved in download under my files, you can also check it by clicking on the popped up window.

How to capture a particular window on Chromebook?

Chromebook gives you ways to capture specific window, which doesn’t include your taskbar or all display. Just follow the given steps.

  • Hold on to ctrl and Alt keys and press Show window key.
  • A screenshot toolbar will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  • Press the third icon from the right, in a square shape.
  • The cursor will change into camera icon, take the camera to the window, which you want to capture and click on the ‘capture’ option.
  • This will only capture the wanted window section and not the entire screen.

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Mohit Sharma is a Chromecast and Troubleshooting expert. He writes detailed guides on Chromecast, as well as he also publishes troubleshooting guides for video games, streaming services, routers, etc. He has a Bechlor Degree in BA English Honours from the University Of Delhi, later in his career he did a certification course in Advanced App Development in Android Specialization, Introduction to Android Mobile Application Development, and Emerging Technologies: From Smartphones to IoT to Big Data Specialization.