Take screenshots on Firefox

You can take screenshots to capture visible parts of web pages, or even full web pages, and copy or save these images. To take a screenshot:

Right-clickHold down the control key while you click on an empty part of the page and select Take Screenshot. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Scommand + shift + S.

Tip: You can also customize your Firefox toolbar to add a Screenshot button:

  1. Click the menu button Fx89menuButton, click More Tools and choose Customize Toolbar…
    • A special tab opens, where you can drag and drop items in or out of the overflow menu and the toolbar.
  2. Drag the Screenshot Fx88Customize-ScreenshotButton item to the toolbar.
  3. Click Done.

What types of screenshots can I capture?

There are several options for capturing screenshots:

  • Capture parts of a page: When you move the mouse cursor over the page, different parts of the page will be automatically highlighted. Click on the one you want to save.
  • Select a region of the page: Drag or click on the page to select a custom region of the page that you wish to capture. You can change the size and area to be captured using the marker points on the edge of the area.
  • Capture a full page: Select Save full page from the menu in the upper right.
  • Capture the visible part of a page: Select Save visible to save the area of the web page currently visible.

How do I save my screenshots?

  • Download screenshots as image files: To download the area as an image (.png) file, click the Download DownloadScreenshot button. The file is saved to the same folder you use as Firefox's default download location.
  • Copy to clipboard: Click the Copy CopyScreenshot button to save the image on your clipboard and paste it into another application later.
  • Cancel: To cancel your selection, click the Cancel Screenshots cancel icon fx55 icon.

How do I disable Firefox Screenshots?

Warning: Changing advanced preferences can affect Firefox's stability and security. This is recommended for advanced users only.
To disable Firefox Screenshots:

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press EnterReturn.
    A warning page may appear. Click Accept the Risk and Continue to go to the about:config page.
  2. Type extensions.screenshots.disabled in the Search field.
    The extensions.screenshots.disabled preference displays.
  3. Click the Toggle Fx71aboutconfig-ToggleButton button next to this preference to set it to true.

Once you have toggled this preference, you are all set. Screenshots will no longer run in your browser.

Why doesn't Firefox Screenshots work on certain pages?

Screenshots should work on almost all web pages. Certain pages that contain the HTML <frameset> are not fully supported and may not be shootable.

Additionally, some pages with special permissions to modify Firefox, like Test Pilot and addons.mozilla.org, are unsupported due to strict security rules designed to prevent page manipulation.

Lastly, certain browser pages like the Firefox home and OptionsPreferencesSettings pages are not supported. These pages are built using a different language than the rest of the Web.

What data does Firefox Screenshots collect?

Firefox Screenshots collects event data in a manner consistent with the Firefox Browser Privacy Notice. We collect this data to learn how people use Screenshots so that we can make it better for everyone. You can view all of the events that we capture in this document.

Can I opt out of data collection?

Definitely. Screenshots consists of a web-based component and a browser-based component. Firefox’s OptionsPreferencesSettings are undergoing a remodel, so disabling metrics works slightly differently depending on which version of Firefox you’re using.

Disabling add-on data collection

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences.Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.
  2. Click the Privacy & Security panel.
  3. Go to the Firefox Data Collection and Use section.
  4. Click the Allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla checkbox.

Disabling website data collection

Screenshots respects your browser’s Do Not Track setting to determine whether or not to collect website data. This applies to Firefox as well as other browsers that support Do Not Track.

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences.Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.
  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel.
  3. Set the Send websites a "Do Not Track” signal that you don’t want to be tracked toggle to Always.

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