How to take full page screenshots

Taking screenshots is rather easy on any platform, but if you want to capture a limited region, you need a separate software almost for any occasion. Especially if you are on Windows. On Mac there are helpers like the magical keyboard hotkeys (thank Go… I mean, Jobs) like + shift + 4 + space.

However, if you need to capture a full web page, you are short of techniques.

When googling the correct app or browser extension, you will notice most of the solutions are crap – swarming with ads or otherwise poorly executed. Paparazzi! is a delightful exception, but I find it quite buggy sometimes.

There is one very effective cross-browser program we all know, and that’s Firefox. Yeah, you read me correctly, you can take full page screenshots with Firefox – without any add-ons! And it’s very easy, even for non-developer.

First, open Firefox. Then, click shift + F2 (if you are on a Macbook you will need to press shift + fn + F2, naturally). It can be also found under Developer in the menu.

Then, type in this command:

screenshot --fullpage

If you want, you can add filename and other parameters, but you can just press enter after typing in the above command.

On Mac, the screenshot will be automatically saved in ~/Downloads. And it looks like this:

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Roni Laukkarinen

Roni Laukkarinen

Editor-in-chief and owner of Geeky Lifestyle blog. Truly a jack of all trades, a Swiss knife; an avid tech and multimedia geek, coder, owner of a digital agency company, sysadmin, music enthusiast, artist and film critic.

3 comments

  1. Samantha

    Thank you for the tip! I can’t wait to try it for my own blog (once my work weekend is over). Your blog is also very aesthetically pleasing. Keep up the good work!

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    1. The Geek

      The Geek

      Thank you Samantha! I’d write even more if I had all the time in the world. Really appreciate your feedback.

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