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 to have it available for offline access.
This also comes in handy when you want to concentrate and do not need distractions from 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 use the same method when studying for a test on my phone. Since I easily get distracted by WhatsApp or Instagram notifications, I prefer reading all the web pages offline and downloading them beforehand.
In this article, I will take you through the steps to download pages for Firefox offline access when using the Mozilla Firefox browser. The process is pretty straightforward, so let’s dive right into it without further ado.
Download Page in Firefox Computer
Before we start, you should know that you need the latest version of Mozilla Firefox for these steps to apply. If these steps differ slightly, you probably use 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.
- Select a folder to store your offline content in the resulting window 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 and supporting files to any other computer to access the web page offline.
Work Offline using the Web Developer Mode
Mozilla Firefox has a particular browser for developers with tools that can enhance the developer’s work as he goes about 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 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, downloading a webpage for Firefox offline access is pretty straightforward. Once you click on the menu icon at the top right-hand corner, you are on the webpage you want to download, and everything is pretty straightforward.
I live in a country where internet access is costly. I usually save web pages 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 web pages for Firefox offline access.
The Firefox download page feature also helps me to stay away from distractions and read web pages without the internet.
If you also use the chrome browser, you can also download the web pages offline on a chrome computer.
Tell us why or why you wouldn’t download a webpage for offline access. Let’s interact in the comments section.
Trying to download [link removed] pages for offline viewing, but web pages open as text only with a message that says “Something went wrong” Please help
Hi Bj, the link you trying to download is dynamic in nature (the content change quite frequently) and it’s also image/script heavy which is possibly the reason for the error.