Firefox 49 gets simplified page printing option

Who would have thought that using read mode in Firefox, we can print pages better without the unnecessary crap or clutter. From 1947 onwards Google Chrome started to offer the Simplify Page Print option, now the Firefox browser’s turn. Firefox 49 has a hidden preference, it is print.use_simplify_pagetransforming its value into real in about:config, add a ‘simplify page‘ in the print preview toolbar.

When you find a readable or text-heavy page or article, click the hamburger menu > choose Print, so that the print preview appears, turn on simplify mode. After checking the option (the tooltip says ‘Change layout for readability’), the reading mode works behind the scenes and displays the content.

If the page you are going to print does not support reader mode or if the web page has little or no text, you will notice that the simplify option is grayed out, the tooltip in it says ‘This page cannot be simplified automatically».

According Error 962433 – ‘Use Reader Mode to Print Articles’, this feature has been set to ship with Firefox version 49.

H/T to Soren.

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