printer properties are not saved completely without printing

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Core
Printing: Output
12 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: wolfiR, Unassigned)

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1.8 Branch
x86
Linux
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Description

12 years ago
printer properties are not saved completely without printing

This was observed with Firefox 1.5.0.3.
I choose Print - Properties and changed the settings there (for Postscript/default) and left via the OK button.
The only settings which are saved when I leave the Print dialog now with Cancel are the print.printer_PostScript/default.print_edge_* prefs but not the paper size and print command prefs.
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Comment 1

12 years ago
That's copied from another bug about this issue.

------- Comment #38 from panic@itu.dk  2006-05-10 11:38 PDT -------

Yes, but it would be worse if the settings were saved when you
click "Cancel"; users expect their actions (setting print settings)
to be ignored when clicking cancel.

Several alternatives to solving this problem exist in various
applications.  One possibility is to add an "Apply" or "Save
settings" button, another is to add a "Printer settings..." item
to the File menu, which would bring up an identical dialog, but
with the "Print" button replaced with a "Save" button.
Assignee: printing → nobody
QA Contact: printing

Comment 2

7 years ago
There is no way to say you only want a printout for the current page, i.e. DON'T save the setting beyond this one printout.

It should return to the system default settings or at least have that option without having to guess and kill half a forest or manually edit prefs.js
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