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Capture FullPage Screenshots in the Chrome without extensions

Do you need to take full-size screenshots in Chrome browser without using extensions? Learn how to capture full-page screenshots with developer tools.

Google Chrome has a built-in option to take screenshots of the web page. You must open the Developer Tools, invoke the built-in command tool, and select the desired option to take a screenshot.

Alternatively, you can use Chrome extensions to take screenshots if you find the feature needs to be more helpful or more technical.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to take page screenshots in the Chrome app without extensions.

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Take a FullPage Screenshot using Developer Tools

The Chrome browser allows taking different sizes and selecting areas for capturing the screenshot. Here is the built-in shortcut for screenshots when using Developer Tools:

  1. Launch Google Chrome on the computer.
  2. Keypress Ctrl + Shift + I to open the Developer mode.
    For Mac, keypress + Alt + I for Developer tools.
  3. Next, keypress Ctrl + Shift + P to invoke built-in Command options.
    For Mac, keypress + Shift + P.
  4. Search for the term screenshot in the field.
    Screenshots command in Chrome Developer Console
  5. Select the appropriate screenshot action, like Capture full size screenshot.
    A full-size page screenshot will be automatically downloaded.

The screenshot is automatically saved into the Downloads folder on your computer.

Bottom Line

Google Chrome’s built-in shortcut for taking a full-page screenshot has been a much-needed service. There are also a few other screenshot sizes available:

  • Capture area screenshot: help select the area within the browser to capture.
  • Capture node screenshot: take a screenshot of the node.
  • Capture screenshot: Take a screenshot of the visible area without selecting crosshair.

If you find the built-in feature too technical, you can take the help of screenshot extensions like Awesome Screenshot, FireShot, GoFullPage, etc.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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