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    Firefox 3 doesnt save print settings

    I upgraded to Hardy and therefore Firefox 3 and I have found that it isn't saving print settings.

    For example, I need to enable 'print background colours' and 'print background images' and also I turn off the text that appears in each corner (page numbers, url etc). At the moment I have to set these options every time I print, for some reason they arent saved. They saved fine in firefox 2.

    I also noticed the print dialogue has changed a fair bit. I dont like that the 'print selection only' option has moved and is now in the options tab rather than the first tab, but thats just an annoyance. I can live with that, but i really want the other stuff to save.

    Can anyone offer any ideas?

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    Re: Firefox 3 doesnt save print settings

    This is so bad I have stopped using Firefox and am using epiphany.

    Can someone at least tell me if they have this same problem? Try printing any web page, under options change the settings. Then when you print again, see if the setting remain?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Firefox 3 doesnt save print settings

    Dr,
    Go into about:config in Firefox. Type "print" in the filter box. Scroll down to this setting:"print.save_print_settings". Double click that line to change value to "true".
    Report back.

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    Re: Firefox 3 doesnt save print settings

    Okay I see there was never a report back.

    I have upgraded to FireFox 3 on Ubuntu and the printer settings arent saved.

    I use ubuntu with a web-based point of sale system so I need to set all of the stuff around the printout to --Blank--. This worked fine in FF2.

    I've tried the config change mentioned above, the value was already true before I clicked on it. I changed it to false and back a few times but it just doesn't seem to register.

    Any suggestions anyone??

    This is quite an urgent annoyance.

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    Re: Firefox 3 doesnt save print settings

    Does anyone know if this has been resolved in 3.5?

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    Unhappy Re: Firefox 3 doesnt save print settings

    I have to agree this is a major pain in the (_|_) .

    I am stuck uysing FF2 because of this, this is not a upgrade this is a hindrance.

    At least if the settings could be saved, with FF2 if you had a framed window (I use SQL-ledger) it would print the active frame, now with FF3 it's print > options > print selected frame EACH time I want to print a report or invoice.

    not good

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    Re: Firefox 3 doesnt save print settings

    MAJOR FAIL.

    I can't believe this STILL hasn't been fixed! I started a thread a while ago offering to write a FF Plugin if someone could show me a good tutorial on how to do it but I got no responses..

    Does NO ONE have a workaround?

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    Re: Firefox 3 doesnt save print settings

    Set your ideal settings, then print something with the default printer, the settings will save then.

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    Re: Firefox 3 doesnt save print settings

    Quote Originally Posted by wprime View Post
    Set your ideal settings, then print something with the default printer, the settings will save then.

    I will try later, but the method you have mentioned is the exact problem with FireFox 3. It doesn't save the settings even after printing.

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    Re: Firefox 3 doesnt save print settings

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.wong View Post
    I will try later, but the method you have mentioned is the exact problem with FireFox 3. It doesn't save the settings even after printing.
    Well I use Firefox 3 and found this thread because I was having the exact problems, because I too use it as a point of sales system and the header and footer weren't particularly eye catchy on the invoices and I kept having to set them each time.

    But I remembered I got it working before I reinstalled it yesterday so I fiddled around a bit and found after printing something from the default printer and the settings have saved as that ever since.

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