How to print web pages in Firefox

Learn more on how to print web pages using Firefox's printing features.

Print a web page

  1. Click the menu button fx57menu and then click Print….
  2. This will open a print preview page for that web page.
    Note: We are gradually rolling out this improved print menu starting in Firefox version 82. Only a small number of Firefox 82 users will see the new menu.
  3. Choose your printing options:
    • Destination: Use this dropdown menu to choose the device to print to, or select Save to PDF to save the shown preview as a PDF file.
    • Copies: Choose how many copies to print.
    • Orientation: Allows you to choose between portrait and landscape orientation of the printed page.
    • Pages: Allows you to choose what pages you would like to print.
    • Color Mode: This allows you to choose whether to print in color or black and white (this may not be customizable for some printers).
    • More settings: Expand this section for more options.
  4. After adjusting the settings, click Print to start printing.
If you do not see the new print menu described above, follow these alternative instructions:

Print a web page (alternative instructions)

  1. Click the menu button fx57menu and then click Print….
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  2. In the Print Preview window that opens, adjust settings for what you're about to print, if necessary. See Print window settings below for information on what settings can be changed.
  3. Click PrintOK to start printing.
  1. Click the menu button fx57menu and then click Print… to open the "print" menu.
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  2. Adjust the settings as necessary. For more advanced settings click Show Details. See the "Default 'Print' Menu" and "'Print' Menu with Details Shown" sections for information on what settings can be changed.
  3. After adjusting the settings, click Print to start printing.

Print preview settings

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Page Setup:


  • Navigate to different pages by entering a page number or using the arrows.


  • To try and make the web page fit on fewer sheets of printed paper, you can adjust the scale. Shrink To Fit automatically adjusts the scale.


  • Select Portrait for most documents and web pages.
  • Select Landscape for very wide pages and images.

Simplify Page:

  • Select Simplify Page to save paper and ink when printing web pages. Remove unwanted ads, unrelated text and images, and blank spaces from the page to print your content on fewer pages. See Firefox Simplify Page for clutter-free printing for more information.

Print window settings

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Select PrinterPrinter section:

  • Choose the printer you want from the list. You can move the slider below to see more printers.Click the drop-down menu next to Name to change which printer prints the web page you're viewing.
Note: The default printer is usually Microsoft Print to PDF. When a web page is printed with the selected printer, it becomes the new default printer.
  • Click on PreferencesProperties... to change the paper size, print quality, and other settings specific to your printer.

Print range section: Lets you specific which pages of the current web page are printed:

  • Select All to print everything.
  • Select Pages and enter either a range of pages or a single page. For example, "1" prints only the first page and "3-5" prints the pages from 3 to 5.the range of pages you want to print. For example, selecting "from 1 to 1" prints the first page only.
  • Select Selection to print only the part of the page you've highlighted.

Copies section: Lets you specific how many duplicates you want to print.

  • If you enter more than 1 in the Number of copies field, you can also choose whether to collate them. For example, if you choose to make two copies and select Collate, they will print in the order 1,2,3,1,2,3. Otherwise, they will print in the order 1,1,2,2,3,3.
Note: The following settings are saved as Firefox preferences on a per-printer basis.

Changing the page setup

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Format and Options

The Format & Options tab allows you to change:


  • Select Portrait for most documents and web pages.
  • Select Landscape for very wide pages and images.

Scale: To try to make the web page fit on fewer sheets of printer paper, you can adjust the scale. Shrink to fit automatically adjusts the scale.

Options: Select Print Background (colors & images) to have Firefox print backgrounds for web pages. Otherwise, Firefox leaves page backgrounds white.

Margins and Header/Footer

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The Margins & Header/Footer tab allows you to change:

Margins: You can enter the width of the page margins for the top, bottom, left and right sides of the page separately.

Headers & Footers: Use the dropdown menus to select what appears on the printed page. The top-left dropdown box's value appears at the top-left corner of the page; the top-center dropdown box's value appears at the top-center portion of the page and so on. Choose from:

  • --blank--: Nothing will be printed.
  • Title: Print the title of the page.
  • URL: Print the web address of the page.
  • Date/Time: Print the date and time when the page was printed.
  • Page #: Print the page number.
  • Page # of #: Print the page number and total number of pages.
  • Custom...: Enter your own header or footer text. This can be used to show a company or organization name at the top or bottom of every printed page.

Click OK to finish making changes and close the Page Setup window.

Default "Print" Menu

The default print menu is what shows up before you click Show Details. This shows basic information for taking a page and printing as is, customizable settings:

  • Printer: By clicking on the drop down menu, you can select a printer to print from.
  • Presers: Here you can select a preset for your printer to use when printing.
  • Copies: This allows you to pick how many copies of the printed page you would like. It is followed by a checkmark so that you can deside if you want to print single, or double sided.
  • Pages: This allows you to choose what pages you would like to print.

"Print" Menu with Details Shown

This is the print menu with both the default settings and more advanced settings that you can change. While the top section of this "Print" menu stays the same, the bottom section can be changed to show different settings by changing your selection in the drop down menu around the middle of the menu. In the top section you are able to change:

  • Paper Size: Here you can select something different should you not be printing on the standard US Letter paper size.
  • Orientation: Choose between portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Scale: This changes how big or small the web page appears when printed.

As the bottom section varies based on what is selected in the dropdown menu, these sections are laid out below.


This section has options made possible specifically by Firefox:

  • Option: Here you can choose to print the chosen selection only, and you can inform the printer to alter the scalling so that the printed image completely fills the width of the page.
  • Appearence: This gives you the choice of printing background colors/images.
  • Page Headers/Footers: This allows you to alter the header and footer of the page(s) printed using the selections from the drop down menu.


This section has options on how the printer should print the web page(s) on each individual page:

  • Pages per Sheet: This tells the printer how many web pages, or duplicates of the web page, should be placed on each sheet of paper.
  • Layout Direction: This tells the printer what order the web pages should be printed in.
  • Border: This allows you to choose a border in which the web page(s) will be contained.
  • Two Sided: This allow you to choose where room should be made on a page for binding. As well as the option to flip or reverse page orientation.

Paper Handling

This section controls how the web page is printed. It has the following settings.

  • Collate Pages: An option to tell your printer to organize pages by signature.
  • Pages to Print: Choose what pages should be printed.
  • Page Order: A section to let you decide how to order the printed pages.
  • Destination Paper Size: What size of paper to be printed on to.

Cover page

This section allows you to print a cover page before or after the printed pages.

Water Mark

This section allos you to add on a watermark to what you print, choose what the water mark will be, and pick where on the page(s) the watermark will be.

Supply Levels

Should your printer be able to provide your computer with this information, this section will inform you the device's current supply levels.

Advanced tips

  • If you want to edit the web page content prior to printing, you can use an extension from Firefox Add-ons such as Print Edit WE.
  • To print a single image from a page, you can typically right-click it and select View Image or View Background Image then print using the instructions above.
  • Web pages can set themselves up to appear different on paper to how they look on screen, so don't be surprised to see some changes. (If you see some colors on background images missing, follow the step preceding step).

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