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Firefox Printing Sucks

   
9:09 pm on Jun 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I like Firefox and have used it since 2.00 something.

But I am very disillusioned with its web page printing feature.

It either prints blank pages, or some data and not the rest of what I want. I waste lots of paper and time with it.

Yet if I go to IE 9 etc, it seems to print what I want how I want by default.

So I am going to check out Chrome as well.

I don't want any Add ons or printer editing programs to do it.
I just want Firefox to do it.

I don't want to leave Firefox, but they really need to get the message on this.
12:47 am on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Not sure why you're printing so much vs. saving as XPS, PDF or something similar.

Anyway, never really seen that kind of a problem with Firefox printing so I'm not sure if it's just specific websites causing your problem or perhaps various printer drivers not working properly.

What kind of printers are you using?

I suspect the software that comes with HP, Canon or Epson gear tends to work better than some of the others.

FWIW, my wife got her dad some all-in-one scan-copy-fax-printer for about $50 from the bargain bin at some office store and wondered after the fact why it didn't perform so well. There are reasons stuff like that ends up in a clearance bin priced less than a tank of gas.
12:54 am on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I like to print stuff out so that I can study it later and or file it.

I have a Brother and a Canon printer, they both print the same.

How come I can go to the same site with IE and it prints out the page just as it is on screen and as I want it.
1:52 am on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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If the "Shrink to fit Page Width" option under File/Page Setup is unchecked it can waste a bit of paper.
1:59 am on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for that
But the problem with Firefox is that it often prints the frame with no data or pics which is what you want.
Yes I can go to IE and click print and it prints everything I want.

Its people like you and Incredibill that put up with Firefox's poor printing that is letting them "get away with it"

I have often reported it to Mozilla support etc, and they kind of acknowledge my concerns. It needs hundreds of people to complain, then they might work on it.
3:35 am on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Its people like you and Incredibill that put up with Firefox's poor printing that is letting them "get away with it"


I don't let them "get away with it" and report all sorts of bugs.

FWIW, I was a software development manager at Lotus for a few years and SQA was my big thing, so I don't really tolerate bugs.
 

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