Saving a web page for offline viewing is a great way to combat network problems if you want to view particular information in remote areas or for other purposes. Today, we are going to look at several ways to save web pages for offline viewing in Mozilla Firefox. or Google Chrome.
Yes, it is possible to bookmark pages with ease, but at the same time, this does not mean these pages can be viewed offline because that’s not how bookmarks work. One will always require a connection when it’s time to view bookmarked web pages, and that can be a problem in certain scenarios.
So, what do we do then, in such a situation? Well, before you get yourself into that problem, be sure to follow the steps below on how to save web pages for offline viewing. As stated, we will be focusing on Mozilla Firefox today, primarily because Mozilla has updated the web browser to be more privacy-conscious when compared to the likes of Google Chrome and others.
Save a webpage in Firefox for offline viewing
To learn how to save webpages for offline reading using Firefox on Windows, you have the following three options:
- Save the page as an HTML file
- Save the page as an Image file
- Save the page as a PDF.
Let us go into this in more detail.
1] Save the webpage as an HTML file
OK, so to save the page as an HTML file, we recommend clicking on the menu button at the top-right corner of the browser. From there, select Save Page As to save the webpage as an HTML file for future reference.
Alternatively, you could simply press CTRL + S, or right-click on the webpage, and select Save Page As. So many options to choose from, it’s crazy, so choose the one that works best for you.
2] Saving the page as an Image file
Mozilla Firefox should come with its own screenshot extension called Easy Screenshot. If not, then we suggest installing it from the Add-on Store because it works so well. After installation, click on the icon from the icon and select the option that says Capture Whole Webpage
Alternatively, the user could simply right-click on the page, then select Take Screenshot from the menu.
3] Save the page as PDF
The final step, then, is to save the page as PDF for future reference. We can do this by clicking on the menu button in Firefox, then select the option that says Print.
After that, click Print at the top-left corner, then select Microsoft Print to PDF, tap on Print, then save the document on your hard drive, and that’s it.
Read: How to turn on Offline Browsing in Firefox or Chrome
How read pages later and offline in Chrome
You can save webpages to read later, even if you’re offline in Chrome. To read a page later, add it to your Reading list.
- Open Chrome Chrome and visit the webpage
- Right-click on the tab and then select Add to the Reading list.
Download a page from Chrome to read offline
You need to be online to save a page.
- Open Chrome and visit the webpage
- Click More and then More Tools and then Save page as.
- Choose where you want to save the page.
- Click Save.
- To read a saved page, open the file on your computer. It will open in your default browser
To delete a saved page, delete the file from your computer.
How do I download entire website for offline viewing?
You cannot download the entire website for offline viewing because a website has a lot of pages and posts. You can save only the currently opened web page for offline viewing. If you want to save the entire website for offline viewing, you have to save each page of the website which will take a lot of time.
Which key is used to save web pages offline?
Most web browsers provide users with a feature to save web pages for offline reading. The shortcut key used to save web pages is Ctrl + S. This shortcut key is the same for almost all web browsers. Open a web page and press the Ctrl + S keys. After that, enter the name and hit the Save button.
We hope you find this post useful.