There are moments when you might have no direct access to mobile internet data or WiFi. What happens when you are in such a situation but there is an article you would like to read? It is simple, you download the webpage beforehand so that you have it available for offline access.
This also comes in handy when you want to concentrate and do not need distractions that come with the internet. Say you are writing a research paper and do not need that email or WhatsApp notification distracting you. At times like these, you can download all the web pages you need then turn off your data and proceed with your task.
I employ the same method when I am studying for a test on my phone. Since I easily get distracted by WhatsApp or Instagram notifications, I prefer reading all the webpages offline and download them beforehand.
In this article, I will take you through the steps to download pages for Firefox offline access when you are using the Mozilla Firefox browser. The process is pretty straight forward so without further ado, let’s dive right into it.
How to Download Page in Firefox Computer?
Before we start, you should know that you need to have the latest version of Mozilla Firefox for these steps to apply for you. In case these steps are a bit different, you probably are using a different version of Mozilla Firefox. All in all, the Firefox download offline feature is quite simple and easy to follow.
Follow the steps to use the Firefox download page feature:
- Once you have the Firefox browser installed, launch it and then navigate to the Web page you wish to browse offline.
For this Instance, we shall look at the browserhow.com home page.
- Click the Menu button at the top right-hand corner of your browser.
- Click on the Save Page As… button in the drop-down menu that appears beneath the button.
- In the resulting window, select a folder to store your offline content using the folder tree in the Save As window.
- Select the Web Page, complete option from the menu box next to the “Save as type” heading.
- Click the button to store your Web page content in the selected folder.
Your webpage should now be saved for access even when you are offline. Open the folder that contains your Web page files and then click on the file with the . HTM extension to launch the web page file when Firefox is offline.
You can also share this folder along with supporting files to any other computer to access the web page offline.
Work Offline using the Web Developer Mode
Mozilla Firefox has a special browser for developers that has tools that can enhance the developer’s work as he goes about the coding and web design.
In case you are using the latest version, here’s how you can save your pages for Firefox offline:
- Launch the Mozilla Firefox browser and then navigate to the Web page you’d like to view offline.
- Click the Menu button at the top of the browser window.
- Choose the Web Developer option to expand the sub-menu.
- Click on the Work Offline option from the sub-menu list.
This will enable you to view the current Web page offline without any interference or updates from your Internet connection.
The only drawback of this second method is that it won’t stay after you close your Firefox browser. The offline page is available as long as the browser is running.
Bottom Line: Firefox Computer Offline Pages
As explained above, the steps to download a webpage for Firefox offline access is pretty straight forward. Once you click on the menu icon at the top right-hand corner, you are on the webpage you would like to download, everything is pretty straight forward from thereon.
I live in a country where internet access is very expensive. I normally save webpages for offline viewing because it goes a long way in preserving the mobile data which is like gold at these ends. You too can save your data and reduce your costs on data by saving your webpages for Firefox offline access. The Firefox download page feature also helps me to stay away from distractions and read webpages without the internet.
If you also use the chrome browser, similarly, you can also download the web pages offline on a chrome computer.
Share with us why or why you wouldn’t download a webpage for offline access. Let’s interact in the comments section.
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|Chrome Windows||Chrome Mac||Chrome iOS||Chrome Android||Firefox Linux|
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