How to Take Full Page Screenshot in Chrome without Extension

    Looking for a way using which you can take a full-page screenshot in the Chrome browser without using a third-party extension? Fortunately, it is possible and in this blog post, you will learn how to do that.

    How to Take Full Page Screenshot in Chrome without Extension

    Google’s Chrome browser has lots of hidden tools and one out of them is the Screenshot tool available in the Developers tools. With the help of this feature, users can take a full screenshot or scrolling screenshot of the web page. It means you don’t have to use third-party extensions to take a screenshot of the entire page.

    If you’re interested in knowing, how to use the Chrome in-built screenshot tool, then here’s what you need to do:

    1. Launch Google Chrome browser on your computer

    2. Next, click on the (…) Settings and more icon and select More tools > Developer tools.

    launch chrome developer tool

    You can also use CTRL + SHIFT + I key combo for directly opening Developer tools.

    3. Next, click on the ‘Customize and Control Dev tools‘ (vertical three dots) icon and select Run Command.

    run command in chrome browser

    In the command terminal search ‘Screenshot’, you will get four results related to your query. Select “Capture full size screenshot”

    run "Capture full size screenshot" command in chrome

    The browser dev tool will automatically detect the active screen and save the full page screenshot automatically to your computer’s download folder.

    full page screenshot

    After that, you open the screenshot in the image editor of your choice and then crop it, add annotation or make further changes to it.

    You can also check following video for clear steps:

    It’s a very handy tool and in future maybe the company makes it easier for the users to access this screenshot tool. What are your thoughts about this tool? Let us know in the comments.

    Viney Dhiman
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