You probably came across this problem – sometimes you want to print an interesting article from a site, a recipe or any other content, but at the same time the printer also prints advertising banners. Not only do they themselves occupy a precious place, they also spend precious ink on them. Safari on Mac can easily deal with this problem and print web pages without ads or other extraneous elements. In this article, we will explain how to do this.
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The approach to printing pages of websites without ads, and sometimes even without a navigation menu, is based on the original Safari function, which has been present for several generations of this browser. This is about “Reading mode”. Few people know about it or correctly represent its functionality. But in this mode, many extraneous elements are hidden, which makes it easier to read articles.
To print a web page without ads, open Safari on Mac and go to the website you want to print from. This article is also suitable for testing the methodology.
In the address bar, click on the button to switch to reading mode. It looks like a symbol with four lines on the left side of the line. You can also click “View” in the menu bar and select the option “Show Read Mode or press a key combination ⇧Shift + ⌘Cmd + R on keyboard.
The browser will process the article and translate it into the optimal view for reading.
Now press the key combination ⌘Cmd + P or select from the menu bar File → Print.
Here you can make various settings for optimal printing of text. Click More detailsto open more options.
So that later you can understand where the article came from, we recommend activating the option “Print footers”.
After the setup is completed, you can click “Type” and send text to the printer.
In case you need to save the web page to a file (PDF), click on the pop-up menu Pdf and select the desired action.