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How to take a full-page screen shot in Chrome or Firefox

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It shouldn’t take too much effort to take a screenshot. You might find it difficult to include all the information so you will need to create separate screenshots with a photo editor.

This is a good thing because you can avoid it by using Firefox extensions or built-in tools.

How to take a full-page screen shot in Google Chrome

You have many options to capture a full-page image if Google Chrome is your default browser.

  • Screen Capture
  • Scrnli Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder
  • Screenshot Master – Full Page Capture

ScreenCapture is one the most popular extensions for Chrome.

How to take a full-page screen shot using ScreenCapture

All you need to do to access the extension’s menu is to click its icon. Select Full page screenshot if you want to take a screen shot of the entire page. ScreenCapture will scroll the entire page by itself and open a new tab with the screenshot.

ScreenCapture allows you to edit your screenshots from any app, or online editor. The extension allows you to add text, arrows and other elements. After you are done editing, you can save the file as PDF or PNG or copy it to your Clipboard.

You can have more control over the screenshot by selecting Capture area. The box can be resized to edit the captured area. To take a scrolling snapshot, click and hold on the lower portion of the box. Scroll the page with your mouse. To stop taking screenshots, press Esc.


Open the extension’s menu, click Show history to access your screenshots. You can then view, download or delete your screenshots.

How to take a full-page screen shot without an extension

You can use Chrome’s Developer Tools to take screenshots if you feel that you have too many extension installed. This method works best for websites that have text-based content, not web apps.

These steps will allow you to take a complete-page photo:

  1. Open Chrome’s menu.
  2. Go to Additional tools > Developer tools.
  3. Select Run command by clicking the three-dot symbol in the upper-right corner. You can also press Ctrl+Shift+Pon Windows, or Command+Shift+Pon Mac.
  4. In the search box, type screenshot.
  5. Select Take full-size screenshot
  6. After Chrome has taken the screenshot, it will save it to your computer. Downloads folder.

How to take a full-page screen shot in Mozilla Firefox

Here are some Firefox alternatives:

  • Nimbus
  • Full Screenshots
  • Screenshot & Screen Recorder
  • Evernote Web Clipper

Nimbus is a Firefox extension that can be used to take full-page screenshots.

How to take a full-page screenshot using Nimbus

To access the extension’s menu, click the icon after you have installed Nimbus. You can choose what you want to do after taking the picture before you take it.

Nimbus gives you many options. You can edit the capture, send to storage, upload or download it to you computer.


Selecting the Entire option will allow Nimbus to capture the page content, while it scrolls on its own. It will then open the screenshot in another tab. It will open the screenshot in a new tab. You can edit it by adding text, shapes, and arrows. You can even blur certain parts of the image.


You don’t have to capture the whole page. Click Select & Scroll. You can then resize the capture box. To scroll the screenshot, click on and hold the lower portion of the box and use your mouse to scroll.

How to take a scrolling screen shot without an extension

Mozilla comes with a built-in tool to allow you to take scrolling screenshots. Right-click on the browser’s toolbar, and choose Customize Toolsbar. Click and drag the Screenshottool to the toolbar.

Click the Screenshottool button. Click Save entire page to take a full-page snapshot.

To create a capture area, drag your cursor across the page. Click and hold the lower portion of the box to scroll the page.

Do not take multiple screenshots

There are many extensions available that allow you to take full-page screenshots. You can try several until you find the one you like.

You can use Chrome or Firefox to check out the extensions and other tools in this article.

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