In print dialogue the paper size is shown in Inches despite regional settings all being Metric

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15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: kevin, Assigned: athirasnamby)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: Firefox/0.8 on Linux Mandrake 0.8

When printing the paper (A4) dimensions are shown in Inch rather than Metric
mesure despite these being set in the control center as Metric and used in other
KDE applications

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. File
2. Print
3. Look at paper size

Actual Results:  
Paper size shown in inches

Expected Results:  
Paper size shown in mesurement system specified in regional settings - i.e.


15 years ago
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 1

14 years ago
I have the same problem with my HP laser4+ printer.
My printer is loaded with A4 size paper. When i print a page, the size shown by
   the dialog box is "US letter". if i send the printing, the printer waits
until i feed it with paper in the manual tray.
It is not a very blocking bug, but my printer is connected to a network and stop
the queue printing.
If i put an A4 sheet in the manual tray, the printer print an it is OK.

I have to remember to change the paper size in the dialog box.

Excuse my "Frenchy" english.

Maybe this bug will be corrected in the next release.
Except that, FireFox is GREAT and superb soft to replace IE

Thank you
Jean-Luc ( )

Comment 2

14 years ago
Hello again,
I am sorry, i did not pay attention, but the comment i added just before is on
an XP SP2 machine.

Jean-Luc ( )

Comment 3

13 years ago
Reporter, can you try out Firefox 1.5 ?  it has fixed many bugs in this area.

Comment 4

13 years ago
It's showing millimetes on my Windows XP machine (English UK regional settings), will check on Linux when I return to work.

Jean-Luc - we have the same problem in various applications with the HP5si printer, i.e. defaulting to a page size i've never even seen in the flesh.  As far as I can tell this is an issue with the drivers and the application. - Some applications such as MS Office are bright enough to choose A4 when the regional settings are set to "English (United Kingdom)".  
If you open the control panel, open printers and faxes,  right click on your printer, select properties, click "printing preferences" and change your tray and paper size, then click ok - this should change the default options which all programmes should use next time you run them.

Comment 5

13 years ago
Margins are still displayed in imperial mesurements in Firefox 1.5 on Mandrake when all of KDE/Mandrivas regional settings are in English/United Kingdom.
Assignee: bross2 → nobody
QA Contact: general

Comment 6

5 years ago
I am a beginner and I would like to contribute to Open source.I would like to fix this bug
I have already build mozilla.can somebody help me to get started to fix this bug?
Assignee: nobody → athirasnamby

Comment 7

5 years ago
confirmed the bug but it has been seen in firefox 15.0.1.

Comment 8

5 years ago
I could reproduce this bug in please can someone help me to fix this bug?
I tried reproducing this bug but wasn't able to. Is someone else able to reproduce this bug? If not, please mark this as RESOLVED FIXED.


3 years ago
Component: General → Printing: Setup
Product: Firefox → Core
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