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



On Tue, 2009-12-22 at 16:02 -0800, Mike Wright wrote:
> Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-12-22 at 13:42 -0800, 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:
> >>>
> >>>     print_footercenter
> >>>     print_footerleft
> >>>     print_footerright
> >>>     print_headercenter
> >>>     print_headerleft
> >>>     print_headerright
> >>>
> >> 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 
> >> default.
> >>> 
> 
> > You've probably tried this, but just in case you haven't... :-)
> > 
> > File -> Print... -> Options tab -> Header and Footer
> > 
> > There are two rows of three pull-down option menu boxes that correspond
> > to the six about:config options you already found. You can set any or
> > all to --blank--. Any changes you make should be written to the
> > ~/.mozilla/firefox/<random>.default/prefs.js file when you exit Firefox.
> > It should be owned by <you>.<you> and its access permissions should be
> > 755.
> 
> Unfortunately, there are only two ways out of the print box: print and 
> cancel.
> 
> Thanks, anyway

Mike,

Whether you make the changes in about:config or in the Print -> Options
tab, they're effective immediately. You don't need to click on a
Save/OK/Accept button. Any changes you make are retained in RAM and
aren't written to prefs.js and made permanent until you exit Firefox.

--Doc Savage
  Fairview Heights, IL


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