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Windows 7: WYSIWYG Browser Printing

12 Jan 2011   #1

WYSIWYG Browser Printing

Hopefully, this is an easy problem to solve. It's late, so I may not be thinking correctly and I apologize if this is dumb.

How do I print what I see in the browser (with a caveat)?
Caveat: I want the whole/logical browser window, not just the screen snapshot, which could be cut & paste into paint brush (which I did multiple times to construct this example).

So, I go to and I see something on the order of the attached screen. I can scroll down. Everything is human-readable. I want a printout,which I would expect to be 2 or 3 pages long.

When I print, I get up to 50 pages of menu garbarge, etc. An example appears in the attached PDF.

I tried various Advanced options in IE, but none seems to control this. Is there an add-on or third party application that can do this if there is no setting? If it's a simple setting, what is it?


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

It appears to be an issue specifically related to a particular website and the way it's set up. For instance, one can print from the Seven Forums exactly what appears on the screen.

Sorry, I wish I could be of more help.

BTW, I get the same results with HuffPo on FF as you get on IE when printing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2011   #3


I see a lot of social/news sites like this. Perhaps there's a coding genious around that could snap a screen shot of the window, cause it to scroll, snap again and paste the images togther into a single JPEG? Maybe it'll go viral with a little help. Can you programmatically force the window to scroll?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I use FastStone Capture. Here is a part of the HuffPo page:

WYSIWYG Browser Printing-screenshot00384.jpg

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