How to download and save web pages for offline viewing using Firefox

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.

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 its time to view bookmarked webpages, and that can be a problem in certain scenarios.

So, what do we do then, is such a situation? Well, before you get yourself in that problem, be sure to follow the steps below on how to save webpages 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:

  1. Save the page as an HTML file
  2. Save the page as an Image file
  3. Save the page as a PDF.

Let us go into this in more detail.

1] Save the webpage as an HTML file

Save webpages in Firefox for offline viewing

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.

save web page for offline viewing

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.

We hope you find this post useful.

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