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Re: OT: howto change Firefox's default print options

On 12/22/2009 01:42 PM, Mike Wright wrote:
Rick Stevens wrote:
On 12/22/2009 11:32 AM, Mike Wright wrote:
Hi all,

I need help with the default printing options in Firefox. It has a very
annoying "feature" when trying to print: it insists on providing me with
preselected headers and footers.

I believe the things you're looking for are in about:config. Look
for "print.printer_(printer_name).(attribute). The attributes are:


Thanks, Rick.

Those are the ones I mucked with. No cigar though. Any changes made
there cause the status to change temporarily from default to
user_defined. After printing the current document they revert back to

It appears that there is no way to modify the default behavior and that
the only way to get rid of that idiocy is to compile the browser
oneself? IMO it makes a lot more sense from a usability perspective to
click once to enable something desired than to have to click seven times
to disable something undesired.

I always felt that Mozilla/Firefox was the standard to which others
should aspire but I fear that I may be seeing signs of pig lipstick...

Try editing the ~/.mozilla/firefox/blah.default/prefs.js script and put
in your own stuff.  That should make it stick.
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