How to enable the printing of background colours and images in common web browsers, using Microsoft Windows

RELATES TO:


  • Background colours and/or images don't appear when you print a web page
  • Enabling background colour and image printing in popular web browsers
  • Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Windows


EXPLANATION:



By design, the printing of background colours and images is disabled by default in some web browser applications.  This article explains how to enable this feature in current versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, using Microsoft Windows. For other browsers refer to your application's online help or the manufacturer's website.


Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
  1. Click on Tools in either the Menu bar or the Command bar.

    Menu bar

    Command bar - IE 7 and 8 only

    Command bar - IE 9 and 10 only

    Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8



    1. Select Internet Options, then click on the Advanced tab.

    2. Scroll down to the Printing section and tick the Print background colors and images box.

    3. Click Apply and then OK to save your settings.

    Internet Explorer 9 and 10



    1. Click Print and then Page Setup....

    2. Tick the Print Background Colors and Images option and click OK.


Mozilla Firefox 2, 3 and 3.5

  1. Click on File and then Page Setup.

  2. In the Format & Options tab, tick the Print Background (colours & images) box.

  3. Click OK to save your settings.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the Spanner button, then Options.

  2. In the Google Chrome Options window, select the Under the hood tab and then click on Change proxy settings.

  3. The Internet Options window will open. Click on Advanced.

  4. Scroll down to the Printing section and tick the Print background colors and images box.

  5. Click Apply and then OK to save your settings.

Opera

  1. Click on File and then Print Options.

  2. In the Print Options window, tick the Print page background box. Click OK to save your settings and close the window.


You should now be able to print the backgrounds of web pages.

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