Firefox - Printed page doesn't have header / footer




14 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: nagappan, Unassigned)


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14 years ago
Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Print any document
2. Check header / footer on the printed document.

Actual Results:
Header / Footer is not printed.

Expected Results:
Header / Footer should be printed.

How often does this happen? 

Comment 1

14 years ago
I get the same bug on Linux w/ both Firefox 0.9.1 (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux
i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1) and Mozilla 1.7.2
(Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803).

This doesn't appear to be bug 130075 as changing the margins doesn't have any
effect - the header and footer never appear.  I'll try again later this week
with either Firefox 1.0PR or Mozilla 1.7.3

Comment 2

14 years ago
Problem remains with Firefox 1.0PR on Linux (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686;
rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1)

Comment 3

14 years ago
Hey, when you open the File -> Print... dialog, is there a "Properties" button
next to your printer?

If so, open it and look for "Gap from edge of paper to margin"

Adjust those to larger numbers till the printer actually prints them.  Looks
like a case of a) bad firefox defaults or b) bad printer info if it imports
those numbers from somewhere else.

This fixed my problem which sounds identical for yours!

I suggest this bug be closed, unless the Firefox defaults need to be changed, in
which case we should probably move to a new bug report anyhow.

Comment 4

14 years ago
Thanks Chuck, increasing it from the default 0.08 to 0.20 inches fixed the
problem.  I had the same problem with Mozilla 1.7.2 so it's not specific to
Firefox.  I did a search and can't find an existing bug for the default gap
setting so I'm opening up a new one.  Thanks again for your help.

Comment 5

14 years ago
I'm glad I found this bug report. It is still the case in released 1.0.

Fortunately, it appears that the properties are at least somewhat "sticky". I
set them and printed a page, then exited Firefox, then re-started Firefox and
the settings were as I had last set them. I am hopeful that they are *very*
sticky, as the mmy father will *not* be able to figure out how to change them if
they become "un-stuck". Is there a config file where these values are stored? I
could put together a cron job to make sure they are set right. If the changed
falues are not sticky, I would vote to increase the Severity of this bug.

One remaining area I find confusing is the "File | Page Setup" popup, on the
"Margins & Header/Footer" tab. How do the Margins one might have set there
interact with the "Gap from edge of paper to Margin (inches) settings on the
"Printer Properties" popup? I had 0.5 inches all around on the former, but
started out with something like 0.04 on the latter. I changed those to 0.2,
which appears to be enough. However, the Page Setup margins are still showing 0.5.
Assignee: bross2 → nobody


6 years ago
Component: General → Printing: Output
Product: Firefox → Core

Comment 6

5 years ago
I am interested to work on this bug and I would I like to know more details about this bug. I would also like to know where I should get started.


3 years ago
See Also: → bug 130075
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