How to print a webpage article without ads from Safari on your Mac

How to print a webpage article without ads from Safari on your Mac

Printing articles directly from a webpage has become much easier. With a simple mouse click, your desired articles will come out from your paired printer. However, the end result is a mess with a whole slew of annoying advertisements, logos, widgets that show up on the webpages.

Have your wondered if you can print out a webpage article that only focuses on the article content? If you have, well you are not the only one out there. In reality, there is a lesser known, but handy trick in Safari that helps you print out what needs to be printed from a webpage. What you get back is a webpage article with a huge focus on the content you wish to see (no advertisements, no distractions)

This is a nice feature in Safari, and it even works on the older version of macOS. However, note that you will need a modern version of Safari with Reader support on your Mac.

In this step-by-step guide, we will go through the steps to print a webpage article without ads from Safari on Mac. Before we get started, note that the below-mentioned method may not work on iOS Safari, so we recommend you have a Mac to make the most of the feature.

How to print a webpage article without ads from Safari on your Mac

Step one: First off, you need to open Safari on your Mac (make sure that you now have a modern version of Safari on your Mac). Once you are in, head to a webpage article you wish to print out from Safari for Mac

Step two: Next up, hover the cursor over the address bar at the top and locate the reader button. It is usually found on the left hand side of the URL bar. Clicking on it will take you to the Reader mode in Safari where you will see a more simplified version of your webpage article you want to print out

Step three: You will notice that there is no ads, logos, buttons or widgets that invade your article. All you need to do now is click on the File menu at the top and then select Print from the drop-down menu

Step four: From the print window that shows up, you will be presented with some printing options. Select your options and hit the blue Print button.

That’s it! What you get from your printer is a webpage article with all content you wish to see. This trick has been around for a while on macOS, but it’s a little bit hidden.

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