Default printer select in Firefox?


K

KenK

I don't recall having this problem in the past but I'm having it now. I
have to change the printer when I call up the dialog to print something.
Prints fine. But next time I print my previous printer is selected again. I
tried Firefox help on default printer but didn't see anything. Lots of
unhelpful stuff - help is text dialogs between users and FF evidently. This
will take a while, Can anyone please save me the trouble? Other aps I've
tried like Eudora email client and Xnews newsreader are set to the last
printer used - correctly,

The correct printer is checked in the printer portion of the Control Panel.

Thanks.

Ken
 
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Pinnerite

KenK said:
I don't recall having this problem in the past but I'm having it now. I
have to change the printer when I call up the dialog to print something.
Prints fine. But next time I print my previous printer is selected again.
I tried Firefox help on default printer but didn't see anything. Lots of
unhelpful stuff - help is text dialogs between users and FF evidently.
This will take a while, Can anyone please save me the trouble? Other aps
I've tried like Eudora email client and Xnews newsreader are set to the
last printer used - correctly,

The correct printer is checked in the printer portion of the Control
Panel.

Thanks.

Ken

Ken

If you are using a Linux system I suggest setting the default printer using
CUPS.

Alan

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Running on an AMD 4-core processor
 
M

me

I don't recall having this problem in the past but I'm having it now. I
have to change the printer when I call up the dialog to print something.
Prints fine. But next time I print my previous printer is selected again. I
tried Firefox help on default printer but didn't see anything. Lots of
unhelpful stuff - help is text dialogs between users and FF evidently. This
will take a while, Can anyone please save me the trouble? Other aps I've
tried like Eudora email client and Xnews newsreader are set to the last
printer used - correctly,

The correct printer is checked in the printer portion of the Control Panel.

Sorry, we are not clairvoyant. What specific OS, what specific version
of FF and how is FF being used? Do you clear the cache/history when FF
is closed, are you using the private browsing setting, etc?
 
R

Rob

Sorry, we are not clairvoyant. What specific OS, what specific version
of FF and how is FF being used? Do you clear the cache/history when FF
is closed, are you using the private browsing setting, etc?

the default printer is set through the OS not the programme.
 
R

Rob

Unless you are using LibreOffice...


Except the op is using firefox and that is obviously not some shit
programme like LibreOffice.

Get with the programme and offer a solution not some shit excuses
 
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K

KenK

Rob said:
the default printer is set through the OS not the programme.

XP Home Control Panel printer setting says correct printer is selected.
Firefox does not use this printer for some reason though other Windows
aps that I've tried do. Seems to be a Firefox problem?
 
M

me

XP Home SP2


Nothing.

I think I missed the actual issue. FF will remember the last printer
chosen. It will NOT revert back to the default printer you have to
chose this and actually print something. After you print the chosen
printer is remember for the next session.
 
K

KenK

I think I missed the actual issue. FF will remember the last printer
chosen. It will NOT revert back to the default printer you have to
chose this and actually print something. After you print the chosen
printer is remember for the next session.

That's just what it doesn't do. Example. I print something in Firefox. It
offers my old HP printer. I Change the printer to Canon. Print the page.
(Always only use the Canon with any other aps too if needed - the HP is
no longer available.) Next time I print in FF the HP shows up again so I
have to change it to Canon. Print. And so on for ever.
 
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K

KenK

So why not delete it?

That's not the point. I shouldn't have to. And the problem will return as
soon as I add another printer, which I intend to do - for my backup
computer and for redundancy.

Ah well. I guess, as someone else in this thread remarked, I'm in the
wrong forum for this problem. Unfortuntely, Mozilla, oddly, doesn't seem
to have a Firefox forum, though it has many others.
 
G

GlowingBlueMist

That's not the point. I shouldn't have to. And the problem will return as
soon as I add another printer, which I intend to do - for my backup
computer and for redundancy.

Ah well. I guess, as someone else in this thread remarked, I'm in the
wrong forum for this problem. Unfortuntely, Mozilla, oddly, doesn't seem
to have a Firefox forum, though it has many others.
Try this link to the Firefox Forums.
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=38
 
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Bast

David said:
LibreOffice is NOT "...some shit programme..." and it does properly
inherit the Default Print Device from the OS.

FireFox does not adhere to inheriting the Default Printer from the OS.
This is the case of some software while most do inherit the Default
Print Device from the OS.

This subject matter is application related and is not Printer Peripheral
related and the OP should contact Mozilla such as on the Mozilla news
server in the news group; mozilla.support.firefox .





What is this?
.....A pakistani phone support call center ?
If the OP has problems with the printer why shouldn't they post it here?

The answer was already posted by "ROB", that it's the OS that should set the
default printer.
 

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