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[opensuse] Printing (size) problem in Firefox
  • From: Stan Goodman <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 10:41:42 +0300
  • Message-id: <200805271041.42653.stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The following problem does not occur when printing from Opera, Konqueror,
or other applicatons, and is associated only with Firefox. There is only
one printer here, and it uses A4 size paper. Firefox seems to think the
paper size is Letter, because it breaks pages at such a point that the
upper portion of the printed page is empty, and only enough of the page
to occupy Letter-size paper is printed.

I do not see a setting for this in Firefox's Preference notebook. In
About:config, I find one mention of "Letter", at:
<print.postscript.paper_size>, and have changed that to "A4", but this
does not solve the problem.

There is a LARGE number of printer-related lines in About:config, some of
them even mentioning "size", e.g.:
<print.printer_CUPS/Brother.print.paper_size>, which has the value of "0"
(which I find hard to interpret because there are several other lines
that also mention size).

There is a line <print.print_printer> which has the value "CUPS/Brother",
so I am assuming that Firefox does print through CUPS, and CUPS does not
seem to be the offender.

I think this problem arose at about the time that there was an automatic
update to Firefox v2.0.0.14, but I cannot be certain of that.

Can someone offer a suggestion?

Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
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