When saving a reader mode article to pdf there are artifacts in the resulting pdf

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Firefox for Android
Reader View
P5
normal
a year ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: JamesBigBass@DSLextreme.com, Unassigned)

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Description

a year ago
Created attachment 8778620 [details]
tmp_11614-Bromomethane - Wikipedia_ the free encyclopedia-296942845.pdf

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Android 4.4; Tablet; rv:44.0) Gecko/44.0 Firefox/44.0
Build ID: 20160210083852
Firefox for Android

Steps to reproduce:

In READ MODE, PDF PRINTOUT IS COVERED-OVER at bottom of EACH PDF PRINTOUT PAGE by Firefox READER TOOLS FLOATING ELEMENT FRAME REMNANT:  PRINTOUT OBSCURED.  This occurs EVERY TIME a longer web page, such as most blogs or Wikipedia pages, etc., is activated in Firefox READER MODE and (from the Firefox "Page"->"Save as PDF" menu option) "Save as PDF" is executed: the RESULTING PDF in EVERY case has bottom-of-each-page-of-PDF obstructed (layered-over) or obscured by an artifact / remnant of the Firefox Reader Mode Floating Element Tools bar.


Actual results:

PRINTOUT OBSCURED.  This occurs EVERY TIME a longer web page, such as most blogs or Wikipedia pages, etc., is activated in Firefox READER MODE and (from the Firefox "Page"->"Save as PDF" menu option) "Save as PDF" is executed: the RESULTING PDF in EVERY case has bottom-of-each-page-of-PDF obstructed (layered-over) or obscured by an artifact / remnant of the Firefox Reader Mode Floating Element Tools bar.


Expected results:

CLEAN, unobstructed, free from Firefox Reader Mode Floating Toolbar Element remnants or artifacts should result in saved PDF file.  The Firefox Reader Mode Floating Toolbar WAS A BAD IDEA IN THE FIRST PLACE, as it offers very limited functionality and CAUSES SEVERE DAMAGE to each and every page of a PDF printout by obstructing a portion of the bottom of each page of the PDF.  This Reader Mode Floating Element should be REMOVED ENTIRELY and the functions that are on it should be relegated to a much more time-proven stable location: a regular Firefox Tools submenu. THIS PROBLEM HAS REMAINED UNFIXED IN THE MANY PAST VERSIONS OF FIREFOX and continues to be one of Firefox's major drawbacks.
Component: Untriaged → Reader View
OS: Unspecified → Android
Product: Firefox → Firefox for Android
Hardware: Unspecified → ARM
Hello,
Can you please try to reproduce the issue with the latest Nightly version and provide here the result?
Thanks!
Flags: needinfo?(JamesBigBass)
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Comment 2

a year ago
Created attachment 8780956 [details]
Bromomethane_Wikipedia_Firefox Nightly Build_Reader Mode PDF Artifact.pdf

Firefox Reader Mode "Save as PDF" resulting PDF file artifact / remnant still exists, but now is much smaller than in previous Firefox versions and now appears as a large black dot on the right bottom side of EACH PAGE of resulting PDF file in the location where the now large, orange FLOATING DOT ICON TEXT TOOL that appears at the right bottom of the Firefox Reader Mode page (also see screenshot upload of this, included next).
Flags: needinfo?(JamesBigBass)
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Comment 3

a year ago
Created attachment 8780959 [details]
Screenshot_2016-08-13-22-50-05.pdf

(see previous comment regarding Firefox Nightly Build Reader Mode view LARGE FLOAIING DOT TEXT TOOL and its resulting artifact / remnant on each page of a resulting "Save as PDF" file, obstructing text on EACH PAGE of PDF file / printout that occurs EVERY TIME when tried on a variety of Android devices)
Summary: In READ MODE, PDF PRINTOUT IS COVERED-OVER at bottom of EACH PDF PRINTOUT PAGE by Firefox READER TOOLS FLOATING ELEMENT FRAME REMNANT: PRINTOUT OBSCURED → When saving a reader mode article to pdf there are artifacts in the resulting pdf
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Hardware: ARM → All
Version: 44 Branch → Trunk
Priority: -- → P5
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