print.print_(header/footer)(position) doesn't accept literal string on Mac OS X




10 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: sebastien.bacon, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug)

Mac OS X

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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; fr; rv: Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5
Build Identifier: Version (20081209)

I try to write my name on top left of printed mail.
I edit the print.print_headerleft so that it reads "Bacon Sebastien"

On Windows Vista it's OK (same built version oh TB).

On Mac OS X, nothing is printed in the corner.
I tried with another string, quoted string, double-quoted string, I even replaced text in the prefs.js, but nothing is written. I tried mixed &T&D or &T - &D : doesn't work as well. it seems like, on Mac OSX, only single values &U,&D,&T and &PT are accepted.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. change the print.print_headerleft from "&T" to "this is a test"
2. print a mail
Actual Results:  
nothing is printed on the top left corner

Expected Results:  
"this is a test" should be printed

Comment 1

10 years ago
I just have the same problem with ThunderBird 3 Beta 1
Version: unspecified → 2.0
based on this looks like a Core bug.
Component: Preferences → Printing: Setup
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: preferences → printing.setup
Version: 2.0 → Trunk
Duplicate of this bug: 376653
Confirming based on tests done by a user on (chat u50m491072820).  (Headers and footers are ignored when changed to a non-default string)
Ever confirmed: true
Blocks: 505414

Comment 5

7 years ago
This issue persists with both Firefox 3.6.21 and 6.0.2 on Mac OSX. In addition to nothing being printed where a custom header/footer was defined, the config value is actually clobbered as soon as the print dialog is brought up. Not sure if this makes the fix any easier, but I would suggest looking first to see if it is the print dialog that is changing the config values as that may be the only issue.
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