Print defaults always to landscape mode - print_orientation is 1

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Core
Printing: Output
14 years ago
4 months ago

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(Reporter: jeff givens, Unassigned)

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Windows XP
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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007

Printing always comes up in Landscape mode no matter the setting of the printer properties from control panel. Moz remembers this when changed to protrait but when closed and restartedd revrts back to landscape.

Landscape and portrait printing work just fine - the problem is the default mode changes to landscape for some reason. Only in Moz, no other programs exhibit this behavior.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1

14 years ago
This has been happening to me too, for some time, still in 1.7b
Summary: Print defaults always to landscape mode → Print defaults always to landscape mode

Comment 2

13 years ago
I am having the same bug as described, exactly, user belives it started after
manually selecting Landscape to print a document, now defaults back to landscape
apon reboot
(In reply to comment #1)
> This has been happening to me too, for some time, still in 1.7b

Comment 3

13 years ago
Same with Firefox 1.0

After printing once in Landscape mode, it's now always the default.

Comment 4

13 years ago
As a workaround:
Go to about:config

Set print.printer_[printer].print_orientation to '0'
Restart mozilla

The default will now be portrait
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Print defaults always to landscape mode → Print defaults always to landscape mode - print_orientation is 1

Comment 5

13 years ago
My experience is that it *sometimes* defaults to landscape, according to no
pattern that I have been able to discern.  It has nothing to do with the
settings.  After I experience something printing from Firefox in landscape, I
check my Page Setup and Printer settings and find they are both set to portrait.
 If I then print the page a second time, it invariably prints correctly in
portrait the second time.

I did not notice this problem until after I deliberately printed something in
landscape.  Since then, from time to time, it reverts to landscape even though
everything is set for portrait mode.

Bill Samuel, wssamuel@yahoo.com
Assignee: printing → nobody
QA Contact: printing

Comment 6

3 years ago
I just came across this bug on my father's computer.
Still around in 2014!
Came across solution in comments from 2009 here:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=665493

Comment 7

4 months ago
It's still around in 2017! Amazing.

Printed once in Firefox with landscape. Now Firefox ALWAYS defaults to landscape, even though the Printer default is Portrait AND even though about:config reveals that every single setting related to orientation is correct for Portrait.
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