How to print an ad-free browser page on a Mac

Updated: June 07, 2023
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How to print an ad-free browser page on a Mac
by Thomas Johnson
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Instructions for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

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If you have ever printed articles from the Internet, you have probably come across the following situation: an article occupies two pages, but in printed form, it is already 10 — because of the peculiarities of the layout and advertising on the site. However, you can literally "clean up" an article in a couple of clicks before you send it to print. Here's how to do it on a Mac.


In the default browser, it's extremely simple.

  1. First, wait for the page to load, and then a read mode button should appear in the search bar on the left. Click on it to leave only the text and images from the article on the page.
  2. Then press ⌘ + P and adjust the print settings: select the printer, paper size, scale, and number of copies.
  3. After that, click Print. Done!


How to print an ad-free browser page on a Mac

Thanks to the built-in reading mode, it's pretty straightforward here, too.

  1. Wait for the page to load similarly, then click on the reading mode icon (in Firefox, it's on the right side). The page will be cleared of all unnecessary stuff.
  2. Press ⌘ + P to open the print window. Unfortunately, Firefox doesn't have a preview function. To see what the document will look like, select Open in Preview.
  3. After ensuring everything is displayed correctly, press ⌘ + P again to print the file.


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Google's browser has no built-in reader mode by default, but you can enable it.

  1. To do this, type chrome://flags/#enable-reader-mode in the search bar and select Enabled next to Enable Reader Mode. Then, restart your browser to accept the changes.
  2. The following procedure is the same: turn on the reading mode on the desired page, press ⌘ + P, adjust the settings, and press Print.
  3. Chrome has a preview mode, so no additional manipulation with other applications is required.
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