Printer will only print one page the next page printed is blank with headers only.
Since the latest update of Firefox I cannot print from the website Web Sudoku, I am able to print the first puzzle I select to print but any puzzle after that it only prints the headers and footers in the four corners of the page with a blank interior. If I try to print to pdf it is the same. I can use Tor Browser and it works fine. I am using Firefox Quantum 66.02.2 (64-bit)
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:66.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/66.0
Could you walk me through this. You start here:
Below the puzzling, you click Print... and then choose your preferred format. I chose Large. Then you get a new display and the Print dialog pops up automatically, and you click Print.
Then are you using the "Print another" button and repeating with the next puzzle, or going back to the earlier screen?
For what it's worth, I didn't see a problem using Large and Print another.
I print up to 20 puzzles in one go. I select the type of puzzle I want, evil or hard and then type in the number of the puzzle ( I started doing them in numerical order), then I select print and print large. I get the print window opening and then if I click on the ok button it will print the puzzle if it is the first puzzle I have selected in the session. I will then use the back button to go back to the puzzle number selection select the next puzzle print the large print but the print will just be the header and footer and any subsequent print after that will be header and footer only.
If I close Firefox and start a new session then I will be able to print the first puzzle of the session and nothing thereafter as above.
Please note; I have been doing this for 6 months without any issues, it is since the last update I did that I have been having this problem.
Modified by John_ZA
I can't figure out the difference. I am blocking Google ads, if that's a factor.
I solved my problem, not the Firefox issue. I downloaded Opera and it works and prints as many as I want printed.
This is not a web page problem - this is strictly a Firefox problem. I have reproduced this on several webpages and never had this problem even once in Chrome. Now that I switched to Firefox, I cannot find any solution and it happens on every webpage, without exception. This problem is the definition of "repeatable". Looks like I am going back to Chrome, based on the above insistence that this is not a Firefox problem. You can see posts about this issue with Firefox going back years. There must be some system setting that is set cross-ways on certain users and the Firefox experts seem to be in denial. If any of you want me to demonstrate this to you, I will do a screen share anytime.
Hi dka, I suspect you are not talking about printing Sudoku puzzles from https://www.websudoku.com/ .
Here's the more general scoop:
It's not a secret that certain style rules used for web page layout create blocks of content Firefox treats as "unbreakable" for printing purposes -- they simply run off the bottom of the page they start on. There are bugs on file to fix this, but those fixes aren't done yet.
I run into this all the time, and created an add-on to help work around it. Unfortunately, this sometimes keeps unneeded sidebars or other display-only content on the page.
At some point I probably need to add a tool to remove sidebars, but for elaborate pre-printing page modifications, there already is a very comprehensive extension available.
If you want to experiment:
- https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/printable-the-print-doctor/ -- basic modifications to get a decent printout
- https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/print-edit-we/ -- extensive tweaking features
Thank you so much! That is so much more helpful than the other answers I saw in the thread. And your description is correct - that is exactly the behavior I am dealing with - all text being forced off the bottom of the first page and then a blank second page. (and no, it's not Sodoku . . LOL . . .a legal article - no footnotes . . .just all text)
Modified by Denis A
Hi dka, there are a couple of printing threads a month, so I guess it was bad search luck to end up in this one? Anyway, that is the situation/status. If you use my extension and have suggestions for improvements, let me know.
Success!! I tried both extensions - starting with the more complex higher powered one (Print Edit WE), even though I didn't really need all that extra stuff - I'm a lawyer, what can I say? We just go straight to "complex" without hesitation. I'm sure it would work, but I had operator issues and could not initially get it to work. I accepted my personal limitations and tried the Print Doctor extension and it worked like a charm - first time!! I just love it when stuff works the first time.
Yes - I saw lots of threads on this issue, almost every one of which said to use Ctrl + A to select everything and then use the Print Selection option - which didn't work for me.
Thanks again for your help. Next time I will think to look for some extensions before getting on my soapbox.
Hi Dennis, as a fellow lawyer, you can see why I needed to create this extension. ;-)