If you’re a Mozilla Firefox user, you can take a screenshot of a selected web page or region directly from your browser on Windows, Linux, and Mac using a built-in tool. No plugin required. Here’s how to use it.
How to access the Firefox screenshot tool
The aptly named Mozilla built-in tool is called “Firefox Screenshots”. And this tool is extremely easy to access.
First, open Firefox and navigate to the website you want to capture as a screenshot. Click the three dots on the far right in the address bar at the top of the window. Then select “Take screenshot” from the drop-down list.
Firefox will switch to screenshot mode and you will have the option to capture the current website in four different ways: an auto-detected part of the page, the entire web page, the visible portion of the web page, or a selected region. We’ll explore the four options below.
How to capture part of an auto-detected page?
First you select “Take screenshot” and you will be in auto-detection mode. When you hover your cursor over the page, you will see parts of the web page highlighted. This can be a headline, an image, an ad, a paragraph of text, etc. may contain.
After selecting the area to capture, select “Copy” to copy the image to the clipboard if you want to paste the image elsewhere. Otherwise, choose “Download” to save your screenshot to your computer.
You can also click the “X” to cancel and return to the normal view of the web page.
How to capture the whole page
Click “Save entire page” in the upper right corner of the window to take a screenshot of the entire web page in Firefox. This gives you a scrolling screenshot spanning the length of the page.
After clicking it, you will see a preview of the screenshot you captured. You then have the same options: you can “copy” the photo to your clipboard, “Download” and save it, or cancel the screenshot with the “X”.
How to take a screenshot of the visible part of a page
If you don’t want a screenshot of the whole web page, you can only capture the visible part. In the upper right corner, click “Save visible”.
Then use the “Copy”, “Download” or “X” action as in the two screenshot options above.
How to capture regions of a page
One final way to capture a web page with Firefox screenshots is to select the exact region you want. Click and drag the part you want inside the screenshot. When you release your finger, you will see that area highlighted.
If you want to adjust the size of the snap, drag a corner or an edge. As you drag, you will see the width and height of the capture screen in pixels. This is very useful if your image needs to be a certain size.
As with the others, use the “Copy” or “Download” buttons to copy the screenshot to your clipboard or save it to your machine.
You will be returned to the web page after using any of the options with Firefox screenshots. Use the tool as often as needed – it may be more useful than you think!
For more help on this topic, learn how to take a screenshot on Windows 10, your Mac, your Android device, or your iPhone and iPad.