Surfing internet when you are not connect to internet. Enable offline browsing features of a web browser will help you to read article you have opened when you are offline. This feature only cached the opened pages in a web browser. If you do not enabled this option yet, the web browser will display internet connection errors on pages.
The benefits of this feature is when you don’t have internet and you need to read your previously favorite articles. If you are always connect to internet and not worry about being disconnect, don’t enable this feature. Caching will reduce more space on mobile devices.
Enable Offline Browsing in Google Chrome
Let’s begin with a my favorite web browser Google Chrome. Chrome supports offline browsing feature. Using this feature it can easily access the cached version of any web page. Before enabling this option, once read the Warning of enabling Chrome advanced features:
WARNING: These experimental features may change, break, or disappear at any time. We make absolutely no guarantees about what may happen if you turn one of these experiments on, and your browser may even spontaneously combust. Jokes aside, your browser may delete all your data, or your security and privacy could be compromised in unexpected ways. Any experiments you enable will be enabled for all users of this browser. Please proceed with caution. Interested in cool new Chrome features? Try our beta channel at chrome.com/beta.
OK, open Google Chrome and type “chrome://flags/” in the URL. This will display advanced features of Google Chrome. Navigate to these features and find “Enable Show Saved Copy Button” option then select Enable Primary.
When task done, click Relunch Now, the changes will take effect the next time you relaunch Google Chrome.
Work Offline in Mozilla Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox work offline is a great feature to enable offline browsing. You can enable Work Offline mode in Firefox to access saved/cached webpages without the Internet.
- Open Mozilla Firefox, press Alt key to see the menu tables.
- Select the “File” button from the navigation bar.
- Simply select the “Work Offline”
Once restart your Firefox to take effect the changes.
Enable Offline Browsing with Firefox Add-ons
If you need more advanced options from an offline feature in Firefox, try to install an add-ons. The add-ons I recommend is Work Offline. The same name but with more options. Simply install this add-ons and enable offline browsing with more advanced features.
About Adds work offline mode UI to Mozilla Firefox. And this extension also have these functions:
- Change online/offline icon
- Force online/offline mode when Firefox starts up
- Restore last online/offline mode when Firefox starts up
- Show the offline warning in the notification bar or alert pop-up
- Go offline when idle, go online when get back
- Go offline when a window becomes inactive, go online when a window becomes inactive
- Manage online/offline automatically if the network is available
- Configure keyboard shortcut
- Show the offline message on the titlebar
- Reload all tabs when Firefox goes to online mode
- Open the option dialog by right-click menu on the icon
This Firefox add-ons is a pretty good feature of desktop users. But for mobile devices I prefer the firs method.
How to Enable Work Offline on Opera Browser?
Currently I don’t have Opera installed. I found this in help center of Opera Web browser. If you want to catch up on reading webpages and mail while you are not connected to internet, you can use Opera’s offline mode. Follow the steps below:
- Go to and make sure that Cache is “On”, and uncheck “Empty on Exit”. This ensures that the mail and webpages you have open will be available.
- Select .
- To return to online mode, select this menu option and uncheck “Work Offline“.
Note: Currently Safari, IE 11 and Edge doesn’t have this useful feature, or I can’t find on their settings. If you know please comment us and explain it.