How to Take a Screenshot in Google Chrome

Many of the Mission and RECON objectives require you to take a screenshot to prove that you have completed the necessary goals. This is an important skill to have, as many situations are made easier by sending someone a shot of your screen.

There are two ways to take screenshots in Chrome (which is the browser we SERIOUSLY ask you to use while completing this work). Here they are:

Built in Screenshot taker in Chrome Browser

To take a screenshot in Chrome, click on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser, then choose “More Tools”, then click “Take Screenshot”.

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Chrome will then take a screenshot of whatever is on the screen and save it to your Downloads folder. This will be the case on both a Windows machine and on a Chromebook. It will not be saved in your Driver folders unless you specifically upload it or move it into one of your folders on a Chromebook.

Once the image has been saved, you can attach it to an email and send it just as you would any other document saved on a computer.

Using the Nimbus Chrome Extension

There are many extensions that will take screenshots, but our favorite is the Nimbus Screenshot Taker. Click on THIS LINK and install the extension. It takes only a few seconds and, like all extensions, will be automatically installed in the Chrome browser on any laptop or desktop that you sign into. Once it is installed, click on the little “N” icon in the extension links and authorize the extension.

After that, clicking on that “N” icon will bring up the options you have to take screenshots. With Nimbus you can take shots of the entire page, selected areas, delayed shots, and more. It’s a very handy tool, and it allows you to edit photos as well. Below is a shot I took of the Nimbus extension’s options. I then added the red arrow.

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Once you take the shot and edit it, you can then save it to your computer. It should default to your Downloads folder, but you can also change the destination. You also have the option to send it straight to your Google Drive.

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Either way, once you have downloaded or saved it, then you can attach it to an email as you would any other file saved on your computer.

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