The Screengrab plugin for Firefox
has long been one of my favorites, as it allows you to take screen shots of an entire webpage -- not just screen shots of the visible portion of the page. It's very useful for developing a portfolio (from your own designs), or even taking shots of other sites for inspiration! I've even used it a few times to take "proof" shots of various sites, to create accompanying documents when sending DMCAs, or to document how a site looked at a specific point in time (sort of a do-it-yourself Wayback machine).
The original developer abandoned it with Firefox 3.x, declared it to be end-of-life (EOL), claiming that "FF changes too fast and I don't have the time to maintain it anymore. Bugs have developed that I am not in a position to investigate. Therefore, Screengrab is EOL. Sorry."
However, no bugs are noticed here. And it works fine. The problem is that the plugin's RDF file specified that the plugin is not allowed to work beyond version 3.6.x. I've fixed it to work with any version up to Firefox 12.0.x
Download the plugin here -- Screengrab for Firefox 7-8-9-10+
(Click to Add to Firefox)
- You must be logged into the site. If not already a member, sign up as a Free Member.
- When you click the link, your Mozilla browser will probably ask how to open this file. You won't save it, but rather open it with Firefox in-browser.
- And then it will probably give warnings about this site not being an approved developer, danger, etc etc. You can safely ignore this.
How this Plugin was Updated
Firefox Add-on XPI files are nothing more than renamed ZIP archives (.zip files). To update the plugin on your own, you'll have to do this:
- Visit the official Mozilla Addon page for Screengrab
- Right-click the 'Add to Firefox' button, and 'Save As...' the XPI file to your computer.
- Rename it from .xpi to .zip
- Unzip it.
- Edit install.rdf in a text editor, such as Notepad++.
- Change line 24: <em:maxVersion>3.6.*</em:maxVersion>
- For example, to make the change like I did: <em:maxVersion>12.0.*</em:maxVersion>
- Save the file, re-zip the archive, rename it to .xpi
- Upload it to a webserver somewhere, such as your own website.
- Then enter the URL into Firefox, open it in Firefox, and ignore the warning.
Or just use my ready-to-go update
and save yourself the hassle.