scale does not work when printing

RESOLVED INVALID

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RESOLVED INVALID
6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: illumilore, Unassigned)

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x86_64
Linux
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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0
Build ID: 20130201185534

Steps to reproduce:

when printing from a text only website, the size of the letter are abnormally small. Changing the scale from 100% to 1000% did not change the size of the text when printing.


Actual results:

see above


Expected results:

see above
Please always include an example URL if you report a bug.

I used http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla-central/firefox-21.0a1.en-US.linux-i686.txt , selected print preview and scale 200% and the Print preview scaled to 200% as expected.
Printing to the MS XPS Software Printer also showed a 200% scaled text in the file.

Tested using  
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0 and
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0 SeaMonkey/2.18a1
Build identifier: 20130213003030

Updated

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

Comment 2

6 years ago
ill, please attach a testcase to this bug, or give a link to an example URL you reproduce this bug with (as requested in comment 1).
Flags: needinfo?(illumilore)
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Comment 3

6 years ago
create a text file that has one line, but 10000 characters, and then firefox will shrink the scale and ignore what the user enters.
Flags: needinfo?(illumilore)

Comment 4

6 years ago
I've just tested this on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit with the 02/19 Nightly: I created a txt file with about 1000 chars on the first row, opened it in Firefox and printed it.

When printing it without changing any options, the characters are shrunk to fit, so they get unreadable.

When scaling to 1000% and printing, the characters are shrunk to fit, so they get unreadable.

When scaling to 1000% and unchecking the "Ignore scaling and shrink to fit page width" checkbox, then printing, the characters are enlarged.

This is the designed behavior.

ill, try going to the page setup tab right after the one where you set the scaling and uncheck the checkbox I mentioned above. That should solve your problem.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(illumilore)
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Updated

6 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(illumilore)
(Reporter)

Comment 5

6 years ago
Why are the two options, both about the same thing, spread across two different tabs? They should both be on the same tab, as they are both related.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: INVALID → ---

Comment 6

6 years ago
(In reply to ill from comment #5)
> Why are the two options, both about the same thing, spread across two
> different tabs? They should both be on the same tab, as they are both
> related.

ill, if you don't think that behavior is proper, please file a new enhancement request for that exact issue. Thanks
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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