How to take a screenshot on Google Chrome

Ever been in a position where you need to take a screenshot of a page on Google Chrome but don’t know how to go about it? This article would simplify the steps and make the knowledge known to everyone in need of the information.

To screen grab is an effective way of studying, getting back up information, and saving relevant data off the internet. You could screenshot a page on your Chrome in many ways, but let’s look at the use of two functions; the use of a screenshot application or through an in-built screenshot function on your computer. Here’s how to go about either of them;
To Screenshot using an app extension;

Steps to follow to take a screenshot on Google Chrome browser

  1. Open the Google Chrome Web Store and search for the extension known as “Screen Capture.”
  2. There may be lots of screen capture application extension in the store but locate the app with the verified badge from Google and install to your computer
  3. After installation, the extension gets added to the web browser, and a screenshot button appears on the top right corner of your Chrome application.
  4. To activate the screen capture feature, you can either press the extension on the top column of the browser for an actual screenshot of the whole page or manually activate the feature by holding down Ctrl + Alt + H.
  5. Immediately that option is selected, you’ll feel your screen scrolling from up to down to capture the whole page, or to know that screenshot is finished, an options bar would appear above the web page that allows various options such as saving, sharing and other annotations.

To screenshot using the in-built function of your computer;
I know many people don’t know this, but your laptop computer probably has an in-built screenshot system that can be used to grab pages off your Chrome browser. To activate this function;

  1. Open the page you want to screenshot on Chrome and let it be without any form of disruption.
  2. Locate the print screen button PrtSc on the upper right side of most laptop’s keyboard, except your keyboard has a number pad.
  3. Activate this function by holding down the windows button and the PrtSc button at the same time. Your laptop should screenshot anything found on your screen currently.
  4. To know if the function worked, in some cases, your screen would dim a bit. You may not notice the dim function if your computer has specific display settings enabled. This can be found on old systems that recently upgraded OS to Windows 10.
  5. If the first combination did not work, try using these other combinations; Ctrl + Windows + PrtSc or Fn + Windows + PrtSc.
  6. Trying either of the three combinations would screenshot your current screen and save the image in a screenshot folder in your pictures folder. Each screenshot taken would be labeled according to the order they were taken.

Why not try any of this option now and give feedback on the function’s reaction. I look forward to sharing in your experience.


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