User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040524 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040524 Firefox/0.8 If you use an alternate stylesheet to define print settings and you select either grey, silver or #999, #888, #777 etc. etc. for font colors (ex. greyish colors/tones), this will result in black printed text, other colors seem to be fine (red, blue, green etc. etc.). Selecting the option in the Print Preview window --> Page Setup --> Print Background (color & images) solves this problem... Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Ggo to http://www.drunk.nl/tweakers/print/print.htm 2. Select "print Preview" 3. Text will show as black 4. Go to Page Setup, check Print Background (color & images) 5. Select "print Preview" again 6. Text will show as grey, as it should Actual Results: Text shows as grey Expected Results: Text should show as grey without the option Print Background (color & images) being checked.
dup of bug 51848?
(In reply to comment #1) > dup of bug 51848? Don't think so, completely other kind of bug. As i stated in my bug report, it only happens when you set the color to a greyish or silver tone, other colors just work fine.
This is by design. Say a page has white text on a black background. If you uncheck "Print Background", we will print a white background. So we have to change the text color too, so the text will show up. So we make the color darker, while keeping the hue the same. Which means all shades of gray end up black, as is desired in this case.