While researching a topic on the web, we usually come across useful pages which we wish save and print for convenience. But as you know, websites providing information show a few ads between the web pages. There’s nothing wrong in it, but when a user prints the webpage, the ads may also get printed alongside the required content. This can be distracting for many of you. If you are looking for how to print a webpage in Google Chrome without ads, then you are at the right place. Here I have explained two easy ways you can print web pages without ads.
Print a Web page in Google Chrome Without Ads
There are two possible ways you can print a webpage in Google Chrome without ads- by either using the Chrome-Reader mode or a dedicated ad blocker. Below is a step-by-step explanation of both ways. You can choose the one you like.
1. Using Chrome Reader Mode
A few of you might have already heard about “Reader mode.” It is available on other browsers like Safari, Firefox, etc.. What it does is make the webpage easier for reading.
The Reader mode removes all the ads, pop-ups, and other distractions that websites show. Google Chrome lacks reader mode in the public release, but the good news is that users can enable reader mode through Flags.
Enable Reader Mode in Google Chrome
Step 1: Type Chrome://flags in your Chrome’s address bar and hit enter.
Step 2: On the Chrome Flags page, type “Reader Mode” and tap on search. Alternatively, you can directly type chrome://flags/#enable-reader-mode, and you will land on the same page.
Step 3: The Enable Reader Mode flag will set as default. All you need is to enable it. Tap on the down arrow icon and then tap on Enable.
Step 4: Relaunch the browser to make changes into effect.
Use Reader Mode to Print Webpages Without Ads
Once you have enabled the Reader Mode, follow the below steps to take out the print.
Step 1: Once you have enabled reader mode in Chrome, a reader mode icon will appear on the right side of the address bar.
Step 2: To read an article in reader mode tap on the icon and the webpage will be converted to the reader mode.
Step 3: Alternatively, you can tap on the three-dot menu icon and a new option named Enter Reader Mode will appear above More Tools. Tap on it and you will enter into reader mode.
Step 4: Once you have opened a webpage in reader mode right-click anywhere on the page and click on Print.
Step 5: On the next page select your printer, pages, layout, and print the webpage.
2. Use an Ad Blocker
Entering reader mode is not the only way to get rid of ads on a webpage. You can also resort to ad blockers. The Chrome Web Store is full of ad blockers and chances are you might be aware of them or already using one. In case you don’t have an adblocker extension added in Chrome:
Step 1: Visit Chrome Webstore and search for “adblocker.”
Step 2: You will see a lot of adblockers, add one of them. I personally use AdGuard.
Step 3: After adding the extension, visit the same webpage, and all the ads will be blocked by the adblocker.
You can now print the page without any distractions as the ads are already blocked. Next time you want to take a printout of a webpage without ads, do remember to enable an ad blocker on the webpage and you are good to go.
Printing webpages without ads in Google Chrome isn’t a daunting task anymore. All you need to do is follow the steps provided above. Either enable the Reader Mode using Chrome flags or use an ad blocker extension to clear out the advertisements on the page. Anyways, are you able to print webpage without ads through the methods above? Let me know in the comments.