My good friend Tim asked me the other day: “How do I take a screenshot of an entire web page… am I supposed to just piece two images together?” Thankfully for Tim he has a geek friend to explain a simple way to accomplish this.

I’ve already converted Tim to use Firefox, which is a requirement for this particular method. There are other methods of taking a screenshot image for Internet Explorer, which I’ll write about at another time.

The Screengrab! extension will let us take a complete page screenshot from the right-click context menu:

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If you choose the Save branch of the menu, you can save the image out to a file instead of the clipboard. The one thing you want to remember is to name the file with an extension of .png, or else you might have problems opening it.

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Only took a couple seconds to create this screenshot:

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I’ve been using this extension for quite a while with good luck.

Download Screengrab! Extension from Mozilla Add-ons

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