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I don't know how many hours I've spent in the last few weeks trying to find a solution to my problem. I used to have a plug-in or add-on for my Firefox on the Mac, with which I could save a complete website - including the content that can only be seen by scrolling - as a screenshot: FireShot is the name of the addon. It also ran for months with small restrictions (I never exported to PDF, for example), but after one of the last Mozilla Firefox updates, the plugin completely stopped working.
Unfortunately, I am very dependent on this functionality, as I always have to save long keyword lists or ranking reports for my SEO customers for my work and the export functions of the SEO tools are unfortunately not so great. The view on the website is just a lot nicer, so I prefer this one. Then I throw the screenshots in Apple Mail and add a few notes with the markup function and then send the complete package to my customer by email.
In my search for an alternative for Fireshot, I came across other add-ons, all of which either don't work because they haven't been further developed for years, or they only work for Firefox on Windows, but not on macOS. I had almost given up my search when I read an interesting note in an English forum ...
Yes, you read that right. There is a way (I didn't want to believe it at first!) To save a complete website from top to bottom as a graphic without having to install a plugin for Firefox. It works simply with on-board resources that can be found in the developer tools or in the developer toolbar of Firefox. You still have to activate the corresponding button for the screenshot, but then you can take a screenshot of any page with a push of a button and a click of the mouse - without any annoying add-ons!
As mentioned, you first have to activate the corresponding screenshot button. Here are the instructions for you:
If you now call up a website of your choice from which you would like to create a complete screenshot, you can test the function right away. Wait for the page to load completely. Then press the "fn" and "F12" keys again to open the developer tools. In the upper bar of the window you will now find a camera symbol (recognizable with a lot of imagination). You press that and a screenshot of the current window is immediately saved as a .png file in the Downloads folder.
I hope this feature is as helpful to you as it is to me. I was pretty happy when I found another way to save a complete website as a graphic. ;)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.