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Firefox Screenshots

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Firefox Screenshots option no longer on my page action option

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"Take a Screenshot" is no longer on the Page Actions (•••) menu drop-down? Please check this:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste screenshots and pause while the list is filtered

(3) If the extensions.screenshots.disabled preference is bolded and has a value of true, double-click it to restore the default value of false

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"Take a Screenshot" is no longer on the Page Actions (•••) menu drop-down? Please check this:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste screenshots and pause while the list is filtered

(3) If the extensions.screenshots.disabled preference is bolded and has a value of true, double-click it to restore the default value of false

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that worked, thanks. Nothing worse than getting an update and it screws with your setting.

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Hmm, I don't know why that would change during an update. ??

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Thank you @jscher2000 it also disable on me after an update. Odd indeed. Thank you though. I LOVE this feature!!

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Thank you, jscher2000, for the above answer. Unfortunately, for me it did not work.

Today, 03-07-2021, is the first time I've had a problem with this. I am running Firefox 86.0

extensions.screenshots.disabled False extensions.screenshots.upload-disabled False extensions.webextensions.ExtensionStorageIDB.migrated.screenshots@mozilla.org True screenshots True

I've used Screenshots within the last few days. I use it a LOT. Help will be much appreciated!

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Hi Wyndwood, something in your reply has routed your post to the spam moderation queue. It should appear eventually.

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Wyndwood said

Unfortunately, for me it did not work. Today, 03-07-2021, is the first time I've had a problem with this.

Screenshots is now apparently a toolbar button and no longer in the page actions menu. You have to right-click your toolbar, choose "Customize Toolbar" and drag the button to the desired position.

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Quote: Screenshots is now apparently a toolbar button and no longer in the page actions menu.

This is a change in Firefox 88 where this button got changed to a toolbar button that you can possibly find the Customize palette. In 87 you should still have "Take a screenshot" in the page actions container in the location bar or its drop down list.

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Thanks, Felix Eckhofer and cor-el!

I will add that the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-S still works regardless of whether the toolbar button is visible or not.

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I'm on the 88.0 version of Firefox and I have a similar problem. The 'Take a Screenshot' option isn't showing up, but the extensions.screenshots.disabled was false. I have no idea and I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT MY BUILT-IN SCREENSHOT FEATURE!! Also how do you post a question??

Edit: Nvm. I didn't look at the "What's New" panel. Oops

Modified by Nadya M

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Hi Nadya, which method did you decide to use in Firefox 88?

  • Add a button to the main part of the toolbar
  • Keyboard shortcut (on Windows, Ctrl+Shift+S)
  • Right-click context menu

Support article: Take screenshots on Firefox

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