How To See Screenshots On Chromebook

Do you want to find the screenshots you take on your Chromebook? Have you been trying to locate them, but failed every single time? If you are used to Mac or Windows, it can be a bit confusing. The way you take and save screenshots is completely different from the other operating systems.


No wonder why many people will be confused at first. The first thing you will notice after you purchase the Chromebook is that it doesn’t have a “Print Screen” key on the keyboard. Now, that makes it even more complicated. 

So, instead of a key, you should rely on simple tricks to get the screenshot you want. Here, we will show you how you can take a screenshot on the Chromebook and where that screenshot is saved. To see the screenshot you recently took, keep reading to find out how to access it. So, without further ado, let’s get right to it.

Step 1

Here is how you can take a screenshot. On the Chromebook, you can either take a full screenshot – one that will select the entire screen. Or, you can take a portion as a screenshot. To take a full screenshot, hold “Ctrl” on the keyboard and click on the button right above the number 6. This is the window button. See the screenshot below if you can’t find it. 

To take a portion as a screenshot and not the entire screen, this is what you should do. Hold the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard. Then, press “Shift” and then click on the window button. The same one you pressed earlier. 

The cursor will turn into a selection option. You can drag it across the screen to take the screenshot you want. When you are ready selecting the portion, press “Enter”. 

Step 2

Now it is time to find the screenshot you just took. To do that, press “Alt+Shift+M”. This shortcut will bring up the Files menu. You can see the online and offline files you have stored on your Chromebook. 

The screenshot you just took will be directly saved to your “Downloads” file. On the left side of the menu, you will see “Downloads”. In this particular example, it is right above “Add new services”. Click on it. On the right side of the screen are all the files you saved. 

The first ones listed are the screenshots you just took. Of course, you can move these files to your Google Drive if you want. But, they are saved in your “Downloads” by default. 

That’s it! Now you know how to take and where to find your screenshots. 


The Chromebook has a completely different interface than the other operating systems. That’s what makes it pretty difficult to get used to. If you just bought your first Chromebook, you know how that is. Especially if you are trying to find something.

With the help of this guide, now you know how to take screenshots on your device. Plus, you know where to find them. Let us know if you found it helpful in the comments below.