How-To Geek

Add Print & Print Preview Commands to Firefox’s Context Menu

Note: This article is part of our archive and is likely out of date.
(Links may not work, downloads have not been recently tested for safety)

Have you been thinking about how much easier it would be to having the Print & Print Preview commands in Firefox’s Context Menu? The Print Context Menu extension for Firefox allows you to avoid having to use the File Menu to access the print commands.


Normally if you would like to see the “print preview for” or “print out” a webpage you have to use the “File Menu” after moving your mouse all the way to the upper left corner. Not much fun if you like having a minimal UI or just wish that there was an easier alternative way to do the same thing…



After getting your new extension installed it is a lot easier to get a “print preview for” or “print out” that webpage. All that you have to do is sit back and enjoy that “Right Click” goodness wherever your mouse happens to be. Definitely better than having to use the “File Menu”…



If having easier access to the Print & Print Preview commands is just what you have been looking for, then you are definitely going to love this extension.


Download the Print Context Menu extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/2/09

Comments (5)

  1. Fonz

    Awesome! There is not one week I don’t learn something new from this website.


  2. nakul

    i use menu editor addon to get any command of firefox menus into the context menu
    i have specifically added the new tab button to my context menu, the only drawback i have seen so far is that it moves the command into context menu(so my new tab option is not available in the “File” menu)

  3. jim

    I don’t know how you do it, but keep up the good work, Jim

  4. mawcs

    Once upon a time, Firefox had print items in the context menu. Included in the list was ‘Print Selected” which only printed the portion of the page that was selected. This may have even been in the pre-1.0 “firebird” or “phoenix” days. (It’s hard to believe I’ve been using this browser that long?!)

    That functionality is sorely missed. If you can figure out how to reproduce that, I might actually pee myself… well, that’s obvious hyperbole, but you get the idea.

  5. Mike L.

    I second that nakul. I found this a few weeks ago, so it is every day that I learn something new to help my day go by faster and easier! I am truly grateful.

More Articles You Might Like

Enter Your Email Here to Get Access for Free:

Go check your email!