Change Pages in Your Browser for the Perfect Screenshot


When I need to change the text on a web page to match the scenario I’m documenting, I use browser developer tools to modify the text for my screenshot.  For example, let’s change the Azure portal signed-in user and domain from

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to

account-after

Using Browser Developer Tools to Change Page Content

I used Microsoft Edge in this post.  Chrome and Firefox developer tools work almost identically for changing elements.

  1. Navigate to the page you want to modify.
  2. Press F12 to open the browser developer tools.
  3. Click the Select element button.
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  4. Hover over the element you want to change and click it.
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    You’ll notice the HTML source for the element is highlighted in the developer tools.
  5. Double click the value you want to change.
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  6. Enter a new value and press enter. The text is updated and displayed on the page.
  7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for other elements on the page.
  8. Capture your screenshot!
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