Open Bug 1693174 Opened 3 years ago Updated 3 years ago

New print experience complicates printing


(Toolkit :: Printing, enhancement)

Firefox 85





(Reporter: mgilberg, Unassigned)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:85.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/85.0

Steps to reproduce:

The new print experience allows me to enter a page scale, but it removed the previous ability to pick a page scale from a drop-down. It also closes as soon as the print is compete, retaining the manually entered scale.

Actual results:

Here's my old process: Load the page that needs 70% scale. Set the scale from drop-down. Print. Return the scale to 100% from drop-down. Close the print dialog. The next page does not require any special attention, it will print from a single click.

New process: Load the page that needs 70% scale. Open "more settings." Remove hands from mouse to type in 70. Print. Print dialog closes, leaving the 70% value. Next page now requires undoing the first. Open page that needs 100% scale, open "more settings", remove hands from mouse to type in 100. Print.

The old process took 3 extra clicks. The new process takes 6 extra clicks plus moving hands to the keyboard twice. Talk about a "first world problem!" Nevertheless, there was no need to take something that was working well and make it harder.

The Bugbug bot thinks this bug should belong to the 'Core::Printing: Output' component, and is moving the bug to that component. Please revert this change in case you think the bot is wrong.

Component: Untriaged → Printing: Output
Product: Firefox → Core

There is an argument for whether the scale value should be preserved across prints... I guess given it's mostly a page setting rather than a printer setting, it should probably not?

Component: Printing: Output → Printing
Product: Core → Toolkit
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.