How to Print a Web Page

Learn how to print a website article without ads

Just as it is possible to print web pages in Google Chrome and Firefox, you can do the same in most other web browsers. Here's how to print an article from a website with as few as ads as possible for each major browser.

Instructions in this article apply to the desktop versions of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera for various operating systems.

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How to Print a Web Page in the Edge Browser

Edge is the newest browser from Microsoft, replacing Internet Explorer in Windows 10. To print a web page in Edge without ads:

  1. Go to the web page you want to print and select the open book icon in the URL field to open the page in the Immersive Reader.

    Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+P+R to open the current page in the Immersive Reader.

    The Reader icon in Edge
  2. Select the three dots in the top-right corner of the Edge browser and choose Print from the drop-down menu.

    The Print command in Edge
  3. Choose your printer and preferences in the dialog box, then select Print.

    Microsoft Edge browser printing options

    If you just want to save a PDF copy of the web page, choose Save as PDF under Print.

How to Print a Website in Internet Explorer

Although Internet Explorer has been superseded by Edge, many people still use the older browser. To print web pages in the desktop version of IE 11, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the web page you want to print and select the Tools gear in the top-right corner of Internet Explorer.

    In the version of Internet Explorer for Windows 8, you can select File > Open in Immersive Browser to open pages without ads.

    The Tools icon in internet Explorer
  2. Select Print > Print from the drop-down menu.

    You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+P to bring up the Print dialog box.

    The Print command in Internet Explorer
  3. Choose your printer and preferences in the dialog box, then select Print.

    The Print dialog in Internet Explorer 11

How to Print a Website Article in Safari

Safari for Mac makes use of the standard macOS printing services. To print a web page using Safari, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the web page you wish to print and select the text icon in the left-hand corner of the URL field to open the web page in Safari's Reader.

    If using the Windows version, go to View > Show Reader. Not all websites support the Safari Reader.

    The Reader button in Safari
  2. Select File > Print.

    The Print command in Safari
  3. Choose your printer and preferences in the dialog box, then select Print.

How to Print a Web Page in Opera

To print a website or article in the Opera browser:

  1. Open the web page you wish to print and select the O in the top-left corner of Opera.

    In the version of Opera for Mac, go to File > Print.

    The Opera icon
  2. Select Page > Print from the drop-down menu.

    The Page menu and Print command
  3. Choose your printer and preferences in the dialog box, then select Print.

    Opera does not include a reader view, but you can print pages without most ads by making sure the box beside Background graphics is unchecked.

    The Print dialog box in the Opera browser

Other Ways to Print Website Without Ads

You may find that your favorite browser lacks a built-in reader view that strips out ads. However, most browsers support extensions or plug-ins that can be used. If you don’t find a reader plug-in, consider one of the many ad blockers.