Today, While I surfing instead of finishing a report I have to present Monday, I came across the Aardvark extension for Firefox. This add-on allows you to remove excess clutter from web pages so they look cleaner, print faster, and consume less ink.
For my example I took this web page and decided to remove the unwanted elements.
Here is what it looks like in Firefox 18.104.22.168
And here is a print preview of the same web site
I right-clicked the web page, and selected Start Aardvark
A red box appears, and I select the Toshiba advertisement
Pressing R removes the Toshiba image
I continue to remove all the unwanted objects from the page. Here’s the finished result
And here’s what the de-cluttered web page looks like in Print Preview
It was easy to use Aardvark, and I’ll continue to use it when I need to print a page that doesn’t have a printer friendly option. It also helps to remove unwanted objects around a section of a page you want to screen capture.