Open Bug 1666247 Opened 7 months ago Updated 6 days ago

Add the Simplify Page checkbox to the new print UI


(Toolkit :: Printing, defect, P2)






(Reporter: jwatt, Assigned: mstriemer, NeedInfo)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Whiteboard: [print2020_v90][old-ui-])


(2 files, 1 obsolete file)

A comment on twitter asking that we don't remove the Simplify Page checkbox got me looking for the bug on that. Apparently we don't already have a bug on file though.

We need this for parity with the old UI, and given this is one of our distinguishing features over what Chrome offers we should really try to implement this for the new UI sooner rather than later.

The infrastructure necessary to implement this will be similar to what's needed for bug 140718.

See Also: 1649204140718

(In reply to Jonathan Watt [:jwatt] from comment #0)

A comment on twitter asking...

More complaints about the lack of Simplify Page in the new UI in the comments on this article FWIW.

Severity: -- → S2
Type: task → defect
Assignee: nobody → mstriemer
Attached file Bug 1666247 - Simplify page WIP (obsolete) —
Whiteboard: [print2020_v83][old-ui-] → [print2020_v84][old-ui-]

This seems a little risky for 84, so slipping to 85.

Whiteboard: [print2020_v84][old-ui-] → [print2020_v85][old-ui-]

Another SUMO complaint about this:

(Moving bugs to 86, part 1.)

Whiteboard: [print2020_v85][old-ui-] → [print2020_v86][old-ui-]
Attachment #9177520 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #9198041 - Attachment description: Bug 1666247 - Add a simplify page checkbox → Bug 1666247 - Add a simplify page checkbox r?emalysz
Attachment #9198041 - Attachment description: Bug 1666247 - Add a simplify page checkbox r?emalysz → Bug 1666247 - Part 1: Add a simplify page checkbox r?emalysz
See Also: → 1666812
Whiteboard: [print2020_v86][old-ui-] → [print2020_v87][old-ui-]

Although I've been telling people for weeks on SUMO and Reddit to use Reader View for a simplified print layout, the margins and default line spacing are very different so there must be some difference in the code path or CSS files for Simplify Page compared with Reader View. I think users accustomed to using Simplify Page would appreciate having the classic tweaks applied.

Any chance this will make it into Firefox 87? We probably are close to the cut-off.

Given the invasiveness and complications in this patch, we aren't going to uplift it to 87 (which is already in Beta). I'm still confident that it will land in Firefox 88, though, if that helps… 🙂

There are some r+ patches which didn't land and no activity in this bug for 2 weeks.
:mstriemer, could you have a look please?
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Flags: needinfo?(mstriemer)
Flags: needinfo?(francesco.lodolo)

(I really don't think picking a random reviewer to NI is a great approach)

Flags: needinfo?(francesco.lodolo)

This came up on SUMO again today ( There's definitely still user interest in this feature.

Whiteboard: [print2020_v87][old-ui-] → [print2020_v90][old-ui-]
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