How to take a full-web-page screenshot
September 15, 2012 7:44 PM Subscribe
How do I take a screenshot of an entire webpage (difficulty: using functionality built-in to Firefox 9+ or Windows 7, and I accidentally
did it yesterday)?
posted by pla to computers & internet (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I know of a variety of ways to print a web page to PDF, or capture it in slices, or extract all the images on a page. Not looking for any of those.
Today, I discovered on my desktop a file labelled "www.fark.com screen capture 2012-9-14-10-13-10.png". It contains a nice, tidy pixel-for-pixel capture of the entire height of the Fark front page, about 10 printed pages high (way taller than my actual screen), but not broken into pages.
I have wanted an easy way to do that for years, usually resorting to either some print-to-file tricks or, if I really need an exact screenshot, copy-and-pasting together as many screenshots as it takes. Yet, I somehow managed this one accidentally, meaning I must have taken it by pressing something simple but slightly wrong from whatever I intended, something like ctrl-alt-Q and certainly nothing so complex as to require manual intervention.
I also have no special screencap software installed, so this either came from Windows 7, or from within FireFox.
Anyone know how I managed to do this?