How to Download Pages for Offline Access in Firefox Computer?

Learn how to download the web pages for offline reading and access on the firefox browser computer. The offline pages can be stored locally on computer storage and also shared online.

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 that article you would like to read? Simple, you download the webpage beforehand so that you can 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. Download all the web pages you will need then turn off your data and proceed with your task.

In this article, I will take you through the steps to download pages for 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?

Just so we are on the same page, you will need to have the latest version of Mozilla Firefox in order for these steps to apply to you. In case these steps are a bit different, you probably are using a different version of Mozilla Firefox.

Follow the steps to download pages in firefox computer:

  1. 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.
  2. Click the Menu horizontal 3bar icon button at the top right-hand corner of your browser.
  3. Click on the Save Page As… button in the drop-down menu that appears beneath the button.
    Mozilla Firefox Menu Options
  4. In the resulting window, select a folder to store your offline content using the folder tree in the Save As window.
  5. Select the Web Page, complete option from the menu box next to the “Save as type” heading.
    Save as Complete Web Page in Firefox Computer
  6. Click the Save 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 offline use:

  1. Launch the Mozilla Firefox browser and then navigate to the Web page you’d like to view offline.
  2. Click the Menu horizontal 3bar icon button at the top of the browser window.
  3. Choose on the Web Developer option to expand the sub-menu.
  4. Click on the Work Offline option from the sub-menu list.Work Offline Mode in Firefox Computer Browser

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 offline access is pretty straight forward. Once you click on the menu icon at the top right-hand corner when 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 offline access.

If you also use the chrome browser, similarly, you can also download the web pages offline in chrome computer.

Share with us why or why you wouldn’t download a webpage for offline access. Let’s interact in the comments section.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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