How to Do a Screenshot on Chrome

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Use the Windows Print Screen function to grab screenshots while in Google Chrome. Further, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7 let you use a built-in utility called the Snipping Tool to capture selected portions of the screen. Google Chrome also supports a multitude of third-party screenshot extensions.


Grabbing a Screenshot

While surfing in Google Chrome, get to the area of the webpage you want to capture and then press the PrtScr key; if you want to leave out the taskbar and desktop from the screenshot, press Alt-PrtScr instead. Open Microsoft Paint, and then press Ctrl-V to paste the image in paint. Click the Save button, and then specify a location to save the screenshot. Windows 8.1 also lets you grab and save screenshots quickly by pressing Windows-PrtScr, where the saved screenshot appears within the Screenshots folder under Pictures.


Using the Windows Snipping Tool

Alternately, grab selected portions of the screen using the Snipping Tool. To open, type Snipping Tool into the Start screen or Start menu search box and then press Enter. Click the New button to get to capture mode, and then drag the cursor over the area you want to capture. Once done, click the Save icon to save the screenshot. The Snipping Tool, however, does not work when running Google Chrome as a modern app in Windows 8 mode.

Using Third-Party Extensions

Third-party extensions such as Webpage Screenshot, Awesome Screenshot, and Nimbus Screenshot grab screenshots in Google Chrome. After installation, each extension appears as a button next to the URL bar. Click the button to capture a screenshot of all or part of the page, then click Save.


If you have OneNote 2013 installed, use the Screen Clipping tool to capture screenshots. To access the Screen Clipping tool, open OneNote 2013, press Windows-N, and the click Screen Clipping; all captured screenshots are sent directly to OneNote 2013. When using Evernote, install the Evernote Web Clipper extension to grab and send screenshots directly to Evernote. Click the extension icon next to the Google Chrome URL bar to use the Evernote Web Clipper.


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