Mozilla has come with a whole new version of Firefox, which is Firefox Quantum. It has a new eye-catching interface, provides faster page loading, consumes less memory, and many other new features. Among all those features, taking screenshots in Firefox Quantum without installing any add-on easily catches the attention. There are many add-ons available to capture and save screenshots in Firefox browser. But now, you don’t need to rely on such add-ons because Firefox Quantum comes with the feature to take screenshots and save them to PC. This new feature is called “Firefox Screenshots“. You can use this feature in Firefox 57 (latest stable version) as well as later versions (like Firefox 58).
This Firefox Screenshots feature is currently in beta phase but works like the stable release. So, you can give a try to this feature and this guide will help you in that. Before starting, have a look at the important points related to this Firefox Screenshots feature:
- You can take the screenshot of the full webpage.
- The visible part of a webpage.
- A specific region of the webpage.
- Once the webpage screenshot is taken, you can save that screenshot in PC as a PNG image.
- You can also share screenshots with others. For that, it uploads your screenshots in My Shots section in Firefox Screenshots page. Your uploaded screenshots are public and anyone with the screenshot URL can view and download it. You can also delete the uploaded screenshot anytime by opening its URL in the same Firefox Quantum browser. Moreover, you can also set the expiration time (10 minutes, 1 day, 1 hour, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, or Indefinite) to automatically delete your uploaded screenshot. So, you will have control how long you want to keep the screenshot online.
Now let’s check the steps.
Steps To Take Screenshots In Firefox Quantum Without Any Add-on Using Firefox Screenshots Feature:
1). Install Firefox Quantum (if you haven’t already) or update Firefox browser to latest version Firefox 57. If you are using Firefox 58 (beta version), then also you can use this feature.
2). Open a webpage that you want to capture.
3). Now click on Page action icon (three vertical dots) available on Firefox address bar and select “Take a Screenshot” option.
You can also right-click on the webpage to access Take a screenshot option.
4). Screenshot mode will activate. On the top-right side of the webpage, there will be two options: Save visible and Save full page. The Save visible option can capture only the visible part of webpage and the second option will capture the entire webpage. You can also press n hold the left mouse button and drag it on the webpage to take the screenshot of the selected region. Use any option you want.
5). When you have taken the screenshot, download, copy, and Save options will visible. You can see these options highlighted in the screenshot below. The download option will save the screenshot as PNG image, copy option will copy it to the clipboard, and Save option will upload it to Firefox Screenshots page and copy the URL of that screenshot to Windows clipboard. You can share that URL with anyone to let them see and download that screenshot.
Select the option you prefer and that’s it! You have captured the webpage screenshot without using any add-on in Firefox Quantum browser. You can repeat the above steps to take more screenshots.
If you have saved the screenshots in Firefox Screenshots page, then you can access all those screenshots using My Shots section. For that, access Take a Screenshot option again and then click on My Shots option. Under My Shots section, all your screenshots are stored. For each screenshot, copy, download and share options are available that you can as per your wish.
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This built-in or native feature to take screenshots in Firefox Quantum without using any add-on is fantastic. Many Firefox users are gonna benefit with it (including me). All the options available in this Firefox Screenshots feature are useful. I must say this is a nice addition to Firefox browser. Chrome browser also provides built-in feature to capture screenshots and now Firefox also supports such feature. If you can’t wait anymore to try this feature, then start using Firefox Quantum and capture snapshots of any webpage.