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Printing Problem: Can't Choose Portrait or Landscape or Control Scale

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  • آخر ردّ كتبه Chris Ilias

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In the last few weeks I've encountered two sites from which I can't properly print documents because (1) the choice to print portrait or landscape is missing from the printing selections screen at the right and only landscape will print (both cases were documents that I definitely needed to print in portrait mode), and (2) text that prints is too small to read without difficulty (and increasing the scale on the printing selections screen caused some text on the right to vanish).

(Sorry, but I can't provide screen prints here because both contained personal information. However, one of the sites was a display of eBay purchases, so I suspect some other people might have encountered this same problem.)

Advice?

In the last few weeks I've encountered two sites from which I can't properly print documents because (1) the choice to print portrait or landscape is missing from the printing selections screen at the right and only landscape will print (both cases were documents that I definitely needed to print in portrait mode), and (2) text that prints is too small to read without difficulty (and increasing the scale on the printing selections screen caused some text on the right to vanish). (Sorry, but I can't provide screen prints here because both contained personal information. However, one of the sites was a display of eBay purchases, so I suspect some other people might have encountered this same problem.) Advice?

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Try to set layout.css.page-size.enabled = false on the about:config page. This pref got changed from false to true in Firefox 95.

  • /questions/1361085 Firfox 95.0 (64bit) - Print Preview - Portrait Landscape buttons missing

acYou can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can click the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue".

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Given that the landscape/portrait selection buttons have been missing only when I've tried to print from two sites, but have been there and worked correctly everywhere else, I'm very hesitant to change the setting you mention.

If I change the layout.css.page-size.enabled from true to false, what happens to printing on all the other sites from which I can print just fine right now? Do I perhaps fix printing from the two sites where I've had this problem, and screw up printing everywhere else?

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WARNING: Changing preferences through this interface not officially supported Hidden settings edited using the about:config tool are explicitly not supported, which means that Mozilla makes no guarantees they will be supported in the future, or that Mozilla will fix them if they break. Mozilla does not test these preferences, and will not in the future. That includes security and performance testing which these preferences may affect.