Chromebook owners: ever taken a screenshot of your device using the CTRL+Window Switcher key?

If so then you’ll be familiar with the flash effect that happens on screen as you take it. It’s quick, subtle and unobtrusive – but it’s easily missed. So the Chrome team are changing it.

Their proposal is to display a rich notification when a screenshot is taken. These will inform you whether it was successful or whether it wasn’t.


And if that wasn’t helpful enough you’ll even be able to click the notification to be taken straight to the screenshot in the Files app.

As with all planned developments there’s no guarantee of when – or even if – this will arrive in Chrome OS proper, but it should arrive in Chrome OS Dev channel for those with rich notifications enabled shortly.

Chrome OS screenshot