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Tech trick: How to take a full webpage screenshot with your browser

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Screenshots let you capture exactly what’s on your screen, be it a recipe, photo, app or conversation. But what if you want to capture an entire webpage without having to take a bunch of screenshots?

Some browsers have screenshot tools that make capturing what’s beyond the viewable area easy — a screenshot you can scroll through to see everything. No extensions or third-party apps are required!

Capture a scrolling screenshot with Firefox

Firefox has a straightforward process to capture an entire webpage:

  • Open a webpage in Firefox and right-click on an empty part of the page.
  • Select Take Screenshot from the drop-down list.
  • Select Save full page from the menu in the upper right.
  • The file will be saved to Firefox’s default download location.

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Capture a scrolling screenshot with Chrome

The world’s most popular browser doesn’t require an extension for a scrolling screenshot, but the steps are more involved than others. You have to go through the developer tools. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered:

  • Open a webpage in Chrome and press Ctrl + Shift + I to open DevTools.
  • Click the three-dot menu in the upper right and select Run command and type the word screenshot.
  • Click the Capture full size screenshot option.
  • The file will be saved to Chrome’s default download location.
  • Close DevTools when you’re done by clicking the X in the upper right.

Capture a scrolling screenshot with Edge

While you can capture an entire screen in Windows by hitting the Windows key + Print Screen, you won’t see what’s offscreen. But Microsoft’s Edge browser lets you do more:

  • Open a webpage in Edge and click the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner.
  • Select Web capture, then click the Capture full page option.
  • You’ll see a new scrolling window containing the webpage.
  • Click the save icon (it looks like a floppy disk) to save the image to Edge’s default download location.

Capture a scrolling screenshot with Safari

Like Chrome, Safari’s process for capturing full pages involves using developer tools. Still, it’s just a few steps:

  • Open a webpage in Safari and click Safari on the menu bar, then select Preferences.
  • Go to the Advanced tab and check the box next to the Show Develop menu in the menu bar.
  • Go to the webpage you want to capture and click Develop on the menu bar and then select Show Web Inspector.
  • A DevTools panel will open. Right-click or Control-Click on the first line starting with HTML and select Capture Screenshot (make sure you’re in the Elements tab).
  • Select a location and a filename for your screenshot. Click Save when you’re done.
  • Close DevTools when you’re done.

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