User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1 In Firefox, I've discovered if you try printing right away without clicking on the top frame (where the tabs are) or the bottom frame (where the main content is), you'll suffer a run-away print job.Work around is to make sure you click on the bottom frame before attempting to print. I have experienced this problem in 1.0.1 and 1.5. And I have colleagues how have experienced this same problem too. Please let me know status of this bug. I am enjoying using Firefox! Cheers, Wendy Reproducible: Didn't try Steps to Reproduce: 1. open a web page and print right away before clicking in any content of the page 2. 3. Actual Results: Problem has happened twice to me and once to a colleague. I have not tried to reproduce, because when it happen, hundreds of pages of paper were wasted and my printing resources are shared with about 200 people.
Can you give more details on what happens instead of printing the page?
the first phyical page of the print job prints over and over again until the job is killed. I am a graduate student at Penn State University through their World Campus. This problem happened to me twice and a class-mate once - then tech support at Penn State was able to reproduce it and make recommendation to click in frame before attempting to print. I ask the tech support person at Penn State to add any aditional information they have to this bug report.
Maybe related to Core bug 288619?
Created attachment 235093 [details] is a .zip file containing six .html files that trip the bug frameset1.html creates two frames: frame1a.html frame1b.html frameset2.html creates two frames: frame2a.html frame2b.html Load frameset1.html in firefox 184.108.40.206 on windows XP, then click "click to load frameset2". If you immediately File..Print (without clicking a frame to gain focus) it will spool many, many, many pages to the printer.
I work for a large university and we have seen this bug. We've determined that this only surfaces when in "nested" framesets. We are able to reproduce this bug on many different windows XP machines, all running Firefox 220.127.116.11, and printing to several different printers. Also, this bug is not present on FF 18.104.22.168 for Mac. Attached is .zip file containing six .html files that trip the bug. frameset1.html creates two frames: frame1a.html frame1b.html frameset2.html creates two frames: frame2a.html frame2b.html Load frameset1.html in firefox on windows XP, then click "click to load frameset2". If you immediately File..Print (without clicking a frame to gain focus) it will spool many, many, many pages to the printer.
I have duplicated this issue in 22.214.171.124 and 2.0 on Windows. It does not occur in 3.0a1. It does not occur in 126.96.36.199 or 2.0 on MacOS. More information: if the print job is canceled in 2.0, a dialog is displayed that states "Printing failed when completing the page." This dialog cannot be dismissed. This locks up the browser, forcing the user to kill it manually. This causes serious problems in our university computer labs, where students are charged per page for printing. Because our course management system triggers this bug, it is usually erroneously perceived as a problem with our course management system, rather than Firefox. It looks like multiple users can replicate this bug. Could someone please mark it as confirmed?
This really should be marked confirmed. Can someone who has the access rights to do that please do so?
Well it looks like the summary needs refining, this only happens with "nested" frames? Also, if it doesn't happen in 3.0a1 then this can be resolved fixed or WFM.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I was able to circumvent the problem by adding onLoad="self.focus();" to the body tag of the page that would want to be printed (ie. <body onLoad="self.focus();">) Not a fix per se but it might be useful...
Runaway print jobs from Firefox are causing my computer lab managers some serious grief. Has anyone made progress on this bug?
Dean, your attachment appears to be corrupted. Can you upload another copy?
Attachment #278968 - Attachment is obsolete: true
With the attached testcase: 1. doing File-Print without clicking/selecting any frame in the page, print only Frame 0; 2. doing File-Print after clicking/selecting a specific frame in the page, print only that frame. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6
With attachment 300654 [details] I can't reproduce the symptoms described using 31.0a1 (2014-04-15) on vista. Although frameset 1b does not appear in the print. (a different bug)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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