Your Chromebook is different from your personal laptops and Desktops. There are two essential things to consider before you go for a chromebook
- Chrome OS : This is the OS that runs on your chromebook. You need to get familiar with it. Chrome OS is an operating system designed by Google and based upon the Linux kernel. Google announced the project in July 2009, conceiving it as an operating system in which both applications and user data reside in the cloud: hence Chrome OS primarily runs web applications. (Wiki)
- Cloud computing : This is a major deal breaker here. Chromebook essentially is a cloud computing device. You access your data stored in cloud and signout when done.
There are tons of different things associated with chromebook from it's keyboard layout, its file directories all the way to the apps you run on it. Will get into those details in perhaps upcoming posts but in this post we will see how to take a screenshot on your chromebook.
How to take a screenshot on your Chromebook
- To take screenshot of entire screen you need to press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘Window Switcher’ keys together.
- To get a part of the screen you need to press ‘Ctrl’ , ‘Shift’ and ‘Window Switcher’ keys together.
Screenshots will be available under Downloads directory of your chromebook.
As I mentioned earlier keyboard layout of your chromebook is different than your traditional laptop. For eg. you don't have a capslock or a delete button. Instead if capslock you would see a search button. Anyway to understand keyboard shortcuts you can press
- Ctrl + Alt + ?
- Ctrl or
- Search or
- alt or
- their combinations