How to Remove the Header and Footer When Printing in Firefox

While Web pages are primarily designed as a visual medium and are meant to be viewed on screens, there are many situations where you might open a file or Web page in Firefox and wish to print it out.

Whether it is a PDF file that you’ve opened through a website or a specific page that you want to show someone in person, it is helpful that modern Web browsers provide an option to print.

But Firefox will include some information about the page in the header and footer, and this may not be desirable.

This information is included by default and often includes things like the page’s URL, the page title, or a page count.

Fortunately, this is something that you can adjust in the Firefox browser by following our guide below.

Stop Printing the URL, Title, Page Number, and Other Page Elements in Firefox

The steps in this article were written using the most current version of Firefox (version 39.0.3) available when the article was written.

This exact process may not work for older versions of Firefox. You can read this article to learn how to find the version number of your Firefox browser.

  • Step 1: Launch Firefox.
  • Step 2: Click the Open Menu button at the top-right corner of the screen. It’s the button that has three horizontal lines on it.
open the firefox menu
  • Step 3: Click the Print button.
click the print button
  • Step 4: Click the Page Setup button at the top-left of the window.
click the page setup button
  • Step 5: Click the Margins & Header/Footer tab.
click the margins, header and footer tab
  • Step 6: Click each drop-down menu under Header & Footer, then select the –blank– option. Once all of the header and footer sections feature the –blank– value, click the OK button at the bottom of the window.
change the header and footer settings

Now that you know how to remove the header and footer when printing in Firefox, you can remove the information that had been printed in that location by default.

Would you rather use a different search engine when you type a search query into the address bar at the top of Firefox? Click here and learn how you can adjust the default search engine for the browser.

Continue Reading

Join Our Free Newsletter

Featured guides and deals

You may opt out at any time. Read our Privacy Policy