Take screenshots in Firefox

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

How do I take a screenshot?

To take a screenshot:

  1. Right-clickHold down the control key while you click on an empty part of the page to open the context menu.
  2. 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 wherever you like in the toolbar.
  3. Click Done.

What types of screenshots can I capture?

There are several options for capturing screenshots:

  • Select a region of the page: Click and drag on the page to select a custom region of the page that you wish to capture. After selecting a region, you can still change the size and area to be captured using the marker points on the edge of the area.
  • Select a part of the page automatically: 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 capture. After choosing a part, you can also change the size and area to be captured using the marker points around the area.
  • Capture the full page: Select Save full page in the upper right corner.
  • Capture the visible part of the page: Select Save visible in the upper right corner to capture the currently visible area of the web page.

How do I use a screenshot?

After selecting what to capture, you will have the following options:

  • Download as image file: Click the Download button to save the screenshot as an image file, named Screenshot year-month-day at hour-minute-second Page title.png. The file will be saved in the same folder you use as Firefox's default download location.
  • Copy to clipboard: Click the Copy button to copy the image on your clipboard and paste it into any application later.
  • Cancel: Click the X button to discard the screenshot. You can also use the Esc key to cancel.

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 Settings 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 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 Settings 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. Uncheck 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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