User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016 In the example page at http://www.mentovai.com/tmp/mozilla-bug-200211011745.html, a variety of background colors are set using the bgcolor attribute and CSS. When attempting to print this page on Mac OS X, using Mozilla 1.2b-2002101612 and Chimera 0.5-2002102604, the background don't print. No option to print the background is ever presented anywhere. This applies to the backgrounds set for the page <BODY> and tables. However, the background color set for a <P> element is printed. This appears inconsistent: some backgrounds are printed, and others are not. I can see that printing backgrounds has had a buggy history in Mozilla, but I can't tell if this ought to be filed as a separate bug or not. (Someone using another platform, turn off whatever "background printing" option Mozilla is supposed to offer and try printing this page, does the last <P> get printed with a background color? If so, that would seem like a seperate bug to me. If not, then it's probably part of the same Mac background-printing bug I'm reporting.) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Go to http://www.mentovai.com/tmp/mozilla-bug-200211011745.html and print it. Optionally search as exhaustively as possible for a "print backgrounds" option within Mozilla. I have, and no such option has turned up yet. Actual Results: Backgrounds don't print. Expected Results: Print backgrounds. (Anyone want to comment on why backgrounds aren't printed by default? It seems to me that if no option is to be offerred, Mozilla should just print the background, and if an option is offerred, the default should be to print them.) This bug is present in both Mozilla and Chimera.
Because most sites use backgrounds that would not print well (black, eg). There is no checkbox in "Page Setup" for this in the mac build? (that's where it is in the Linux build, but we may be using the natiev Mac dialogs...)
No, no checkboxes of the sort. The standard Mac OS X page setup boxes are in use. There's a "Browser Printing Extensions" selection in the regular Print dialog, provided by Mozilla. It only offers "Print Selection," a few disabled radio buttons that I can't seem to figure out what to do with, and "Shrink To Fit Page Width" options. Nothing about backgrounds. As for the defaults: when a page uses a dark background (like black) doesn't it usually also have a light text color (like white)? Without testing anything, it would seem like a page of white-on-black text (on screen) would, by default, print blank sheets. Mark
we darken the text in that situation... The goal is not to print completely black pages, which is something the user almost never wants. Confirming bug.
*** Bug 184715 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Related to bug 186401? Mark
*** Bug 184837 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Using FizzillaMach/2003021203, there is no longer a "Browser Printing Extensions" item in the Print dialog menu.
*** Bug 193046 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
duplicated in the future *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 188508 ***