Some websites often use the getDisplayMedia() or the Desktop capture extension API to capture the screen. In some situations, it can be intimidating to perform confidential or banking tasks using the Google Chrome Navigator. If you want, you can block screenshot on Google Chrome using the Registration Where Group Policy Editor.
How to Allow or Block Screenshot on Google Chrome Using GPO
To allow or block screenshot on Google Chrome using the Group Policy Editor in Windows 11/10, follow these steps. To use the GPEDIT method, you must first install the Group Policy Template for Google Chrome. You can download the template from chromeenterprise.google.
- hurry Win + Rto open the Run prompt.
- Type gpedit.msc and press the Enter button.
- Move towards Allow or deny screenshot in the Setting up a computer.
- Double click on the Allow or deny screenshot setting.
- Choose the Disabled option.
- Click it Okay button.
To learn more about these steps, keep reading.
At first, you need to open the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer. To do this, press Win + R to display the Run prompt, type gpedit.msc, and hit it Enter button. Then navigate to the following path:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Google Chrome > Allow or Deny Screenshot
Here you can find a parameter called Allow or deny screenshot. You need to double-click on this parameter and choose the Disabled option.
Then click on the Okay button to save the change.
However, if you want to allow screenshot, you have to open the same setting and choose the Not configured Where Enabled option.
For your information, you can allow certain origins to capture your screen on Google Chrome. In other words, only specified origins can capture your Google Chrome screen. For this you need to open the Allow desktop, window and tab to be captured by these origins setting, choose the Enabled option and enter an origin like this:
When finished, click the Okay button to save the change.
Allow or Block Screenshot on Google Chrome Using Registry
To allow or block screenshot on Google Chrome using Registration, follow these steps:
- hurry Win + Rdisplay the Run dialog box.
- Type regedit and hit it Enter button.
- Click it Yes option.
- Move towards Strategies in HKLM.
- Right click on Policies > New > Key.
- Name it like google.
- Right click on Google > New > Key.
- Set name as Chromium.
- Right click on Chrome > New > DWORD Value (32 bit).
- Name it ScreenCaptureAllowed.
- Restart your computer.
Let’s see these steps in detail.
First, you need to open the registry editor. To do this, press Win + R > type regedit and hit it Enter button. If the UAC prompt appears, click the Yes button.
Then navigate to the following path:
Here you need to create a subkey. To do this, right click on the Strategies button, select New > Key, and set the name as google.
Then right click on the google button, select New > Key, and name it Chromium. Next, you need to create a REG_DWORD value. To do this, right click on the Chromium button, select New > DWORD (32-bit) value, and name it like Screenshot allowed.
By default, it carries a data value of 0, and you need to keep it to block screenshot on Google Chrome. However, if you want to allow it, you need to double click on this REG_DWORD value and set the value data as 1.
Then click on the Okay button and restart your computer. Alternatively, you can also remove the REG_DWORD value. To do this, right-click on ScreenCaptureAllowed, select the To delete option and click the Yes button.
Like the GPEDIT method, you can allow certain origins to allow screenshotting in Chrome. To do this, you must right-click on the Chromium button, select New > Key and name it like TabCaptureAllowedByOrigins. Then right click on TabCaptureAllowedByOrigins key > New > String Value, and name it like 1.
Double click it to set the value data as original names. For your information, we have already mentioned the origins above.
How to enable screenshot in Chrome?
To enable screen capture in Google Chrome, you don’t have to do anything other than allow the website to capture your screen. However, if you want to disable screen capture in Chrome, you should follow the aforementioned guides. You can use Local Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor to do the job.
How to Disable Screenshots in Google Chrome?
As of now, there is no option to disable or turn off screenshots in the Google Chrome browser. Since there are several ways to capture your screen on Google Chrome browser, it is very difficult to block all of them. However, it is possible to disable screenshotting by websites using the tutorials mentioned above.
That’s all! I hope this guide has helped you.
Read: Browser extensions for taking a screenshot in Chrome and Firefox.