Sep 16, 2016 Tag: Howto

Take Huge And Giant Screenshots

Did you know: Firefox lets you take really huge screenshots in one go with images that contain all the contents of the browser window. Not just what you can see. Read on to see what you need to do.

Updated on Sep 16, 2016

Story

Recently my internet provider updated the firmware in the router. But things went wrong and all settings were lost. Ok, but the real problem was: it would read in the backup any more. In situations like that it can be a lifesaver to have a printout at hand. Or a screenshot. But having many little screenshots in the end that are more like a puzzle isn’t really enjoyable.

Firefox to the rescue

A widely unknown “killer feature” of Firefox (v48.0 at the moment) is its ability to take complete “fullpage” screenshots of the browser contents.

Preparations:

  1. Open the toolbox window:

    screenshot
  2. Go to the toolbox settings:

    screenshot
  3. Turn on “Take fullpage screenshot”

    screenshot
  4. And notice that there now is a “camera icon”:

    screenshot

Example:

  1. Now, let’s say you’ve opened a page in you browser but can see only part of it:

    screenshot
  2. Go to the toolbox and click the “camera icon” to take a fullpage screenshot. It gets saved as a regular download:

    screenshot
  3. And that’s what you get:

    screenshot
  4. Too small? Not really. It’s all there. Just zoom in to see all the little details:

    screenshot

Hooray!

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