I have opened a webpage that has an article of very much interest to me. When I use Ctrl+P or right click, it says, "The page forbids you to use any additional commands."

So now how do I print such a page or save it as a PDF, at the very least?

  • Which browser are you using? – Dennis Aug 9 '12 at 2:29
  • I tried in chrome,firefox and safari , all latest updated versions, the same problem persists – user151203 Aug 9 '12 at 2:32
  • Just move the focus away from the page, onto the address bar, or some other browser control. Then you will be able to press CTRL+P, and the website won't stop you ;) – Tiberiu-Ionuț Stan Aug 16 '12 at 15:19

Some websites prevent you from using keyboard shortcuts because they are worried that you will steal content such as trying to save an image by right-clicking on it. Try using the browser's "Print" option in the top menu, instead of Ctrl+P or the right-click menu.

Google Chrome

Click the wrench icon (upper right) and then choose "Print...". Chrome print


Click Firefox (upper left), go to "Print..." , and then choose "Print...". Firefox print

Internet Explorer

Click the gear (upper right), go to "Print", and choose "Print...". IE print

  • haha, i accept this as the answer for the sheer effort you took to place the pics, nevertheless dennis's answer was all the way right too – user151203 Aug 9 '12 at 2:47
  • @Dennis Sorry, Dennis, but I didn't see your answer when I posted mine. I wouldn't have posted this if I had realized that you had already posted the same thing. I have upvoted your answer. – bdr9 Aug 9 '12 at 2:48
  • @user151203 Thanks for accepting mine. I actually didn't see Dennis's answer until after I posted mine. – bdr9 Aug 9 '12 at 2:49
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    @stefan Haha, I had actually just reformatted my PC yesterday, so it was the first time I opened IE. That's why the page shown is MSN.com! – bdr9 Aug 9 '12 at 12:55
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    +1 for +1 comments always getting +1 upvotes because of the +1. – Tiberiu-Ionuț Stan Aug 9 '12 at 14:06

In Chrome, you can click the "hot dogs" icon in the right upper corner and choose Print....

In Firefox, you can click the Firefox icon in the left upper corner and choose Print....

Unless the page requires it to load, you could also disable JavaScript to avoid this and other annoyances:

  • In Chrome, open chrome://chrome/settings/content and add the hostname to the block list.

  • In Firefox, you can temporarily disable JavaScript in Firefox → Options → Options → Content or install the NoScript extension to block JavaScript for specific sites only.

  • wow, that worked, but doesnt doing this and ctrl+p the same, but how come this doesnt attract any attention from the webpage?? – user151203 Aug 9 '12 at 2:44
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    Most hotkeys can be overridden by JavaScript. See my edit. – Dennis Aug 9 '12 at 2:45
  • btw, the Wrench icon has been removed in the latest Chrome build. It might come to stable builds in another 6 weeks or so – Sathyajith Bhat Aug 9 '12 at 5:01
  • @Sathya what's it been replaced with? – nhinkle Aug 9 '12 at 17:37
  • @nhinkle 3 horizontal bars. (I don't know how else to put it :| chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/118?m=5695155#5695155 ) – Sathyajith Bhat Aug 9 '12 at 17:55

Take a screenshot (see the accepted answer), crop in image editor to remove browser controls, do whatever you want with the image.

  • Cons: much more manual work required. Pros: works with any browser or webbrowser control. – Piskvor left the building Aug 9 '12 at 17:18
  • I resort to this when some pages just refuse to print or leave parts out. When all else fails, you can always go old school on it and photograph or video your screen with an external camera. It's not very easily machine readable, but it always works. Sometimes, but probably not in your case, you can copy and paste the whole thing into a word processor like LibreOffice writer and print from there. – Joe Aug 16 '12 at 5:23

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