How to Turn On / Off Screenshot Tool in Firefox

Mozilla Firefox offers you a new policy wherein you can Turn On / Off Screenshot Tool. This setting is in the form of an icon in the browser’s toolbar. The icon has the capacity to set screenshot capturing functionality in the Firefox.


Screenshot option is in the updated 55.0 Mozilla Firefox version. But it is not necessary that all the updated versions of the browser must have this icon. This is so because this feature is rolling out gradually hence it may be absent from a few devices as of now.

Just a double click on the configuration preferences activates Screenshot Tool in Firefox. This screenshot tool helps in either copying a region, a part of the web page or the complete page.

Turn On / Off Screenshot Tool in Firefox

The tool controls lie in the Firefox Configuration in the form of two options for the users. Follow the steps to reach out to the options.

Step 1 – Open Mozilla Firefox and type or copy and paste the piece of code.


Step 2 – You may come across a warning message but move ahead by hitting the button I accept the risk!.

How to Turn On / Off Screenshot Tool in Firefox pic 1

Step 3 – In the search box copy/paste the following text.


How to Turn On / Off Screenshot Tool in Firefox pic 2

Step 4 – This will list the preferences related to the screen shot.

Turn On Screenshot Tool

Step 5  – To turn on the screenshot tool reach out to extensions.screenshots.disabled option. Here change the value of this option as False.

How to Turn On / Off Screenshot Tool in Firefox pic 3

Turn Off Screenshot Tool

Step 6 – To turn off the tool set the value of extensions.screenshots.disabled option as True.

How to Turn On / Off Screenshot Tool in Firefox pic 4

But there is another preference that controls the entire screenshot option in addition to the extensions.screenshots.disabled. That is extensions.screenshots.system-disabled.

Step 7 – Change the given value of the preference for your needs.

Turn On Screenshot Tool in Firefox

Alter the value of the extensions.screenshots.system-disabled preference name as False by double clicking.

How to Turn On / Off Screenshot Tool in Firefox pic 5

Turn Off Screenshot Tool in Firefox

Modify the value of the extensions.screenshots.system-disabled option as True through simply a double click.

How to Turn On / Off Screenshot Tool in Firefox pic 6

In case this utility is not at all in use, input a right click on the icon and choose Remove from toolbar.

See the icon the Firefox toolbar in below screenshot –

How to Turn On Off Screenshot Tool in Firefox pic 7

Firefox lets you save the captured screenshot on the device. If you need to upload the pics online, it is advisable to upload the same on as it makes online sharing much simpler. The browser retains these screen snaps online for a period of two weeks. But in case your work is over, it has the option of deleting the screenshots prior to two weeks. And while the snap is in use for more than two weeks you may change or extend the online time. You can find your Saved screenshot on Firefox by clicking My Shots.

Closing Words

Though this option of capturing a screen snap is very useful yet it completely depends upon you whether you wish to Turn On /Off Screenshot Tool in Firefox. Therefore use the above methods to turn on or off the tool as per your requirements.

Tagged with 

  • How to Turn off Pocket in Firefox 57
  • How to Turn on Photon UI in Nightly on Firefox
  • How to take Screenshot of Webpage on Mozilla Firefox 16

  • Related Articles
  • Fix: Microsoft Edge Stops Loading Webpages After a While
  • How to Enable or Disable Camera and Mic in Application Guard for Edge
  • Microsoft Edge New Features in 1809 Windows 10 October 2018 update

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *