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Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2

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Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2; all I have now is "Print", which brings up a Microsoft Edge style print dialog. Is this an upgrading error, or is it just the way Firefox will be now?

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The new print experience is in testing and not everyone is getting it every time. For future reference, this is the preference to switch between the old and new styles:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste tab_mo and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the print.tab_modal.enabled preference to switch between the new experience (true) and the classic experience (false)

(4) If there is another preference named app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled you can double-click that one to switch it to false as well. If you do not have that one, no need to create it.

Since you are setting to false, it will look roughly like this:

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jscher2000 said

Mike109 said

The Print Preview had already been in the menu so it's obviously possible to do. Why add another layer/menu to get to it?

There isn't another layer. You just choose Print instead of Print Preview because Print goes to the new Preview.

But I don't want to Print, so why choose Print? I want to Preview things first. Sometimes when printing a webpage I get blank pages for example. I always do a Preview before Printing in case I have to take a different approach, such as doing a screen print & printing that. In which case the Firefox Print function doesn't even come into play.

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I cannot get print preview no matter what I do? How much longer until this is fixed. I need this for business purposes. Now I waste tons of paper to get just one copy. Even the click on site that brings up to print doesn't show pages to be printed. Why did firefox mess this up. and how long will it be that we get the correct print preview


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I cannot run my business without seeing a preview can you help.


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dsar3557 said

I cannot get print preview no matter what I do?

Preview is now integrated with printing and print setup. When you trigger printing, do you not see the preview? You can click "More settings" to access controls for scaling (Shrink to Fit vs. sizing).

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jscher2000, why do you keep defending a bad design that users do not want? Firefox developers have gone off the deep end so I have turned off update notifications (i.e., reduced usability) and will never update again.

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rahanner said

jscher2000, why do you keep defending a bad design that users do not want? Firefox developers have gone off the deep end so I have turned off update notifications (i.e., reduced usability) and will never update again.

I'm not here to "defend" the design, I'm explaining how to work with it or to push it off using a preference. It's not like I can stop this train!

Since the preference is easy to flip -- as explain in this and countless other threads -- there must be some other update that is bothering you which can't easily be turned off, or you are exposing yourself to unnecessary security risks.

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